T.H.E. Journal News

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Survey: Teachers Spend $500 a Year of Their Own Money on Classroom Supplies

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:00
SheerID and Agile Education Marketing's survey of 536 K-12 teachers also found that the majority spent more out of their own bank accounts for classroom supplies than they got from either their school or their school district.

Instructure Canvas Now Integrates With Lecture Capture App

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 14:06
Instructure Canvas has a new lecture capture and video solution in its Open LTI App Collection.

Two Texas Districts Choose Skyward for SIS Work

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:30
Mesquite Independent School District chose the application based on its reputation among other Texas schools. Charter school Village Tech Schools selected it to improve communications and other operations.

Emergency Alert Provider Expands Mass Notification Capabilities

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:53
The Situational Awareness and Response Assistant system from Status Solutions now has the ability to make a massive number of warning phone calls at once.

Mobile Data Usage To Reach 52 Million Terabytes This Year

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:59
Mobile data usage will increase 59 percent this year over last to reach 52 million terabytes, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Kaplan Debuts Augmented Reality Tools for Elementary Classrooms

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:49
Kaplan Early Learning has launched a series of augmented reality tools designed for use in kindergarten and elementary school classrooms.

Survey: Most Teachers Aren't Comfortable Connecting Data to Instruction

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:00
According to Lexia Learning's survey of more than 200 educators at the recent ISTE conference, only 35 percent of teachers have a high or very high level of comfort connecting data to instruction.

Online LMS Promotes Assessment Activities

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:00
A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.

Hughes Debuts Solutions for K-12 and Higher Ed

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:55
Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has launched a new suite of products for educational institutions, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed wireless networking.

Infinite Campus Adds Online Discussions to LMS Features of Student Info System

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 18:05
Infinite Campus has added online discussions to the learning management system features of its student information system.

New Program Offers Mentoring, Online Education to At-Risk Students

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 16:14
A new nonprofit in Flint, MI, Gearup2Lead, will offer at-risk students throughout Michigan the opportunity to earn a high school diploma online and participate in activities in which they work with mentors and act as mentors themselves.

Stafford County Schools Streamlines Transactions with ERP

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:02
Stafford County Public Schools has adopted a new enterprise resource planning system in an effort to improve the speed and accuracy of processing transactions.

NYC's EPIC High Schools Pursue 'Look' for Competency-Based Learning

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 14:01
An initiative in New York City to improve the college and career preparedness of young black and Latino men is redesigning physical spaces of three high schools to support a new educational model that incorporates competency mastery and design thinking, among other aspects.

Califone Introduces New Tablet Stand

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:00
The TPT tablet stand is designed to hold tablets and large smartphones at the optimal viewing angle to allow students to use a Bluetooth keyboard with their mobile device.

New Rubric-Based Scoring API Evaluates Student Performance in Digital Lessons

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:52
A new application programming interface promises to enable education developers to introduce scoring analytics into simulations, games and other open-ended assessment items and digital learning objects.

Cloud IT Investments Continue Rising

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 17:08
Public cloud investment is on a fast-track, private cloud spending is up, and non-cloud IT infrastructure spending is flat. That's the appraisal of International Data Corp. (IDC) in its "Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker."

Summer Learning Maintained With Reading, Math Challenges

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 16:40
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Blackboard Learn Adds IMS Caliper Analytics Certification

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:09
Blackboard's cloud-based learning management system, Blackboard Learn, has been certified as compliant with IMS Caliper standards.

McREL Opens Online PD Library

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:00
The Solutions Portal includes training materials, presentations, videos, activity guides and planning guides on subjects such as instructional strategies, leadership development, educational technology, formative assessment and math and science education.