T.H.E. Journal News

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Math Intervention Vmath Gets Rigorous Update for Common Core

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:00
The third edition of elementary and middle school math intervention Vmath adds updates designed to reflect shifting mathematics standards around the country.

California District Expands Online Reading Intervention

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:22
California's Westside Union School District will expand the use of an online language and reading intervention after seeing success with limited use of the program in 2013.

Nebraska District Extends Security with Cameras and Door Access Control

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:47
A small Nebraska school district has gone public with an upgrade in security from the use of an analog digital video recorder camera system in its high school building to track vandalism and doors locked by key to a surveillance system with dozens of network cameras and door secured with readers and controllers.

Satellite Company Lets Students Launch Experiments Into Space

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:00
Taking STEM to the next frontier, the education arm of a small satellite company is letting students across the world create and perform a variety of experiments in space.

Learning Upgrade Offers 100,000 Free Licenses for its Common Core-Aligned Courses

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:00
Administrators and teachers can enroll each licensed student into any of Learning Upgrade’s Common Core-aligned courses.

NYC's Cooke Center Academy Moves To Digital Portfolios

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:40
New York City's Cooke Center for Learning and Development will use online portfolios provided by OpenSchool for its high school-aged students.

New Jersey City U To Offer PD From Teq for Continuing Ed Credits

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:00
New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ, will offer more than 50 online courses produced by professional development provider Teq for continuing education units.

Berea College To Help Kentucky Students Prepare for College

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:50
High school students in Appalachia will get a boost in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.

STEM Video Site Helps District Transition to New Science Standards

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:30
Thanks to a new partnership with Carolina Science, students at Sumter (SC) School District are gaining access to a large collection of online videos around STEM topics from video archives such as Gerry Images and NASA as they move toward the Next Generation National Science Framework.

12 Florida Districts Intro National Geographic Reading Program

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:30
Twelve Florida counties are adopting new ELA reading programs from National Geographic Learning for their middle and high school students.

Classes With Best Music Videos To Win $185,000 in Technology

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:16
Compass Learning will give $185,000 worth of technology to three classrooms that can create the best music videos about the value of educational technology.

Lantonix Launches PAL Initiative To Bring Mobile Printing to the Classroom

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:42
Lantronix has launched the Print and Learn program, an initiative designed to help educational institutions deploy tools to print directly from mobile devices to printers in the classroom.

College Gets $1 Million Grant To Train STEM Teachers in High Need Areas

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:30
To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.

Pearson Adds Interactive Elements, Reporting Options to SuccessMaker

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:30
Pearson has updated SuccessMaker, its personalized digital math and reading curriculum for kindergarten through eighth grade, releasing its seventh version of the program.

iboss Network Security Adds Single Sign-On Feature

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:30
User-based authentication is intended to help with policy enforcement and regulatory compliance, as well as detecting malware on devices.

Indiana District Couples 1-to-1 Chromebooks with Online Learning

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:30
A Race to the Top district in suburban Indianapolis is going fully 1-to-1 with Chromebooks, partnering with an online learning provider to update its curriculum ahead of the rollout.

Research: Digital Media Erodes Ability To Read Emotional Cues

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:05
The social skills of students using digital media may be declining, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chromebooks Surge in K-12 as Tablets Drop Off

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:21
Personal computing devices are continuing to surge in K-12, but tablets have lost a lot of their momentum. According to a new report, notebooks — especially Chromebooks — are back on top as tablet shipments were decimated in the latest quarter.

New Jersey District To Save $1 Million Annually with Energy Upgrades

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:09
New Jersey's Hillsborough Township Public Schools is undertaking a series of energy upgrades that will save the district approximately $1 million each year.

Los Angeles Unified Cancels iPad Contract

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:47
The largest school iPad deployment in the nation has been put on hold.