T.H.E. Journal News

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FIRST Teams with Tableau To Bring Data Analytics to Robot Competitions

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:56
The FIRST Robotics Competition is teaming up with Tableau Software to expose students to the latter's data analytics  software, also named Tableau.

Taylor ISD Cuts Paper, Duplicate Data Entry with Student Information System

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:56
The Taylor Independent School District in Texas has adopted a new student information system in an effort to reduce paper usage and eliminate redundant data entry.

Voyager Sopris Learning Launches eLibrary App

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:00
The cloud-based app is designed to provide online and offline access to professional development and instructional e-books.

Palm Beach County Upgrades Wi-Fi To Support Digital Learning

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:24
Palm Beach County School District has implemented a new wireless network across all 185 schools and 13 other facilities to support 1-to-1 learning initiatives and the state's mandated switch to e-textbooks.

ELL Students Neglected in School Turnaround Efforts

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:58
A new evaluation of School Improvement Grant recipients shows that even in schools with high percentages of English language learners, ELL students were poorly represented in strategic reform efforts.

Research: Wearables on the Rise

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:45
The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market researcher International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.

Research: PC Shipment Decline Slows

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:38
Global PC shipments dropped 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to market research company Gartner. The decline is the smallest the segment has seen in the last seven quarters.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Common Core Reading Practice and Assessments Apps

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:00
The grade-specific apps for kindergarteners through sixth-graders provide literacy exercises and practice tests aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards.

Crestron Intros New Room Scheduling Touchscreen

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:40
Crestron's new TSS-752 room scheduling touchscreen features a 7-inch widescreen color display designed to provide at-a-glance meeting and scheduling information.

Report Spotlights Problems with Virtual School Data

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:09
Virtual K-12 enrollments in Michigan have surged in the last three years while completion rates have declined slightly. But beyond that, according to a new report, little insight can be gleaned about the effectiveness of virtual schools owing to the poor quality of data reported to the state.

AASA and TenMarks Team Up To Combat Summer Learning Slide in Math

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:30
TenMarks is offering its Summer Math Program for free to students around the country.

Smart Technologies Intros Interactive Flat Panel for Education

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:14
Smart Technologies has unveiled the Smart Board 6065, the first model in a new line of interactive flat panels for education.

BrainParade Updates Special Needs App

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00
The visual learning and assessment tool now offers student data tracking, an automatic exercise generator that simplifies the lesson-creation process and an interactive wizard that demonstrates each feature of the app.

Edgenuity Adds Lesson Mastery Report To Improve Personalized Learning

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:32
Online curriculum provider Edgenuity has released a new Lesson Mastery report to help teachers monitor student progress by skill and standard to more effectively personalize instruction.

NEC Launches $25,000 Giveaway Scholarship Program

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 14:00
NEC is putting $25,000 in products up for grabs with the launch of a video contest for K-12 schools.

Learning First Alliance Suggests CCSS Assessment Delay

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:30
The group representing 10 million educators cautioned against using aligned assessments in high-stakes accountability decisions, and also announced a new website to highlight best practices for implementing Common Core State Standards.

West Corporation Acquires SchoolMessenger

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:39
West Corporation is acquiring SchoolMessenger, legally named Reliance Holding, a provider of notification and communication tools for the K-12 market.

Reading Horizons Adds Vocab Preview, Mini Games

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:37
Reading Horizons has launched Reading Horizons Discovery 6.0, an updated version of its literacy development program for students in grades K-3, with a Common Core report and other features.

ACT Gives First Digital Exams

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:00
The first-ever computer-based national undergraduate college admission exam was administered to an invited group of 11th-grade students in 80 high schools across 23 states.

Fuel Ed Launches Online Curriculum for Middle Schools

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:26
Fuel Education has launched an online curriculum designed to help teachers personalize learning for middle school students in blended or fully online environments.