T.H.E. Journal News

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Warren County Public Schools Realigns with Geovisual Analytics Software

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:39
Warren County Public Schools will realign its attendance map with the help of geovisual analytical software.

Verso Learning Launches Formative Assessment App

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:00
Verso App enables students to submit independent, anonymous responses to challenges — and then see all their classmates’ original ideas.

Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:00
According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires.

National Geographic to Give Young Students a Taste of Space

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:30
Elementary school students may soon get an up close view of the International Space Station--and a far-out view of Earth--thanks to new astronomy-focused programming initiative.

New Maker Tool Lets Students Build Apps and Games from Tablets

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:30
A new app from maker startup Tynker lets students build custom apps, like games and interactive stories, directly from tablets, like iPads.

New System Vets Visitors and Volunteers at Florida District

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:05
Florida's Brevard Public Schools is implementing a new system to manage volunteer and visitor check-in.

Three Wisconsin Districts Choose Business Management Suite

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:47
Three Wisconsin school districts are shifting administration processes to software from Skyward.

Illinois District Turns to Data Warehousing to Improve Success Metrics

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:00
An Illinois district near Chicago is installing a data warehouse solution from DecisionEd to help manage its data analysis, with the goal of improving success metrics like its graduation rate.

Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:56
Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.

$1 Million Grant Funds STEM Camps Across Texas

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:00
As part of a $1 million grant, 14 Texas universities and community colleges are receiving funds for high-tech STEM camps to help prepare students for future careers in aerospace, biotechnology, IT, and more.

OpenEd Launches Free Common Core Assessment-Creation Tool

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:30
The tool helps educators to create tests that incorporate their own questions or existing questions automatically suggested by OpenEd’s educational recommendation engine.

SimpleK12 To Host Free Google Tools Event for Educators

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:21
SimpleK12, a provider of online professional development for educators, will host a free webinar series August 9 on the effective use of Google tools and apps in the classroom.

More School Time on Math Won't Help Struggling Students in the Long Run

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:12
Will more time in math class equate to more math fluency for middle school students? Not in the long run, according to research done at Stanford University's Center for Educational Policy Analysis.

Netop Invites Educators to Beta Test New Workflow Management App

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:00
Vision ME is a Web-based iPad application that combines presentation features with mobile device management tools.

Report: Teachers Want Metadata Tags on Resources, Don't Know if They've Used Tagged Material

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 09:00
Nearly six in 10 education publishers currently describe or tag their material with metadata, and 56 percent of those who don't have plans to begin doing so within the next year, according to a recent survey by the Learning Resources Metadata Initiative.

BoomWriter Adds Interactive Vocab Tool

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:03
BoomWriter Media has updated its collaborative writing platform, also dubbed BoomWriter, to include an interactive vocabulary tool.

New Personalized Learning Course Draws Materials from The Electric Company

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:00
Starting next year, Sesame Workshop will release a new adaptive learning curriculum for math and reading based on educational concepts found in its television series The Electric Company.

TextHelp Launches Free Fluency Tool

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:32
Literacy software provider Texthelp has launched Fluency Tutor for Google, a leveled reading and assessment tool designed to help teachers working with emerging or struggling readers.

K8e Partners With Flying Start to Make E-Books for Early Readers

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:00
K8e produces multi-device content that readers can access on any operating system, directly in an Internet browser, without downloading software. User can also download books to read offline.

SRC Solutions Launches New Platform for Student Document Management

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:00
SRC Solutions, a company that offers the Registration Gateway online enrollment program, has launched a new platform for helping schools manage student documents and communications related to compliance, retention, and risk mitigation.