T.H.E. Journal News

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Schoology Integrates Assessment Management Platform with LMS

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 16:10
Schoology has launched Assessment Management Platform, a tool that combines the company's learning management system with institution-wide assessment management tools.

OpenEd Announces New Partnerships and ACT Exam Content

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 16:00
New content on OpenEd includes curated, in-class assessments, recommended learning resources and lesson plans that support students preparing for the ACT exam.

Lit Fiber Leads Latest E-rate Funding Requests

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 15:27
Right now the biggest area for category one funding requests in the E-rate program is for lit fiber — major bandwidth connectivity. That line item in applications for the 2016 funding year totals $1.3 billion in pre-discount dollars, a request that trounces every other type of category one service included on applications by at least a factor of five-to-one.

Actiontec Intros Wireless Digital Whiteboard

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 14:43
The new ScreenBeam Touch 90 is an interactive digital whiteboard that can be accessed by anybody in a room with a Windows 10-supported device.

Google Cast for Education Allows Students, Teachers to Share the Projector

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:02
Google this week is launching Cast, which allows users to share access to a classroom projector wirelessly even when they might be on different networks — without any additional device.

Google Expeditions in Full Rollout, iOS Version to Follow

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:01
Google has formally rolled out the full release version of Google Expeditions, the company's virtual reality system for education that's built on top of Google Cardboard.

Google Quizzes Debuts at ISTE, App Bundle for Chrome OS Announced

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:00
Google today announced several new education-focused technologies, among them the new Google Cast and the full rollout of the educational virtual reality tool known as Google Expeditions. The company also announced two new, lower-profile technologies for education.

Ideaphora Secures BrainPOP Investment for Concept Mapping Tool

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 09:00
The company will use the new funding for product development and sales support of its subscription-based concept mapping tool that will launch this summer.

Assessment Non-Profit Demos New Accessibility Features at ISTE 2016

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 07:02
A non-profit known for its K-12 formative assessment program has added features to let blind and visually-impaired students more fully participate in the assessment process too, allowing them, as one educator put it, to focus on the questions and not the technology limitations.

PowerSchool Releases Latest Rendition of Learning Platform

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 07:01
PowerSchool is introducing the latest version of its learning management system, PowerSchool 10.0.

Oregon District Adds Online Registration System

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 07:00
The Beaverton School District near Portland, OR has added a new online registration component to its student information system.

California Virtual Academies to be Audited by State Controller

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 18:47
California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction has contracted with the state’s highest-ranking accountant to conduct an audit of California Virtual Academies (CAVA), a network of 15 online charter schools that enrolls about 15,000 students.

Promethean Introduces Updates to ActivPanel

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:00
The updated display from Promethean features externally accessible, upgradeable Android platform CPU and access to more than 500,000 apps.

Alive Studios to Launch Augmented Reality Storybook for Elementary Students

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:23
Alive Studios, which creates supplemental reading and math materials for students in grades preK-3, is introducing its first augmented reality children's storybook.

Samsung Unveils Notebook 7 spin

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 17:56
Samsung has launched the Samsung Notebook 7 spin, a new laptop designed for multimedia devotees looking for a versatile device that can grow to meet their changing needs. It will be available beginning June 26.

Unplag Updates Interface, Adds Commenting for Canvas LMS Users

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 16:27
Unplag has updated its cloud-based plagiarism detector with a new user interface and the ability for instructors using Canvas to leave comments on student assignments.

Texas Department of Information Resources Awards LMS Contract to itslearning

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:44
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has added itslearning to its statewide approved list of learning management systems. Texas school districts can now purchase the cloud-based teaching and learning platform with the knowledge that it has been successfully reviewed and determined to meet or exceed all requirements.

Visionaries: A Spotlight on ISTE 2016 Keynote Speakers

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:11
This year's conference will feature three keynote presentations focusing on topics ranging from STEM to social justice to innovative teaching practices.

EBSCO Integratess New Analytics Widget in Search Results

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:07
EBSCO has added the Plum Print widget to its EBSCO Discovery Service and EBSCOHost databases in an effort to offer users new research insights by viewing modern metrics.