T.H.E. Journal News

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$2 Million Grant To Fund Pilot in Online AP Instruction

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:25
Entering its second year, the Davidson Next Initiative in North Carolina is creating a suite of online instructional units to improve student outcomes in difficult AP courses.

EBSCO, OpenAthens Partner on Single Sign-On

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:10
EBSCO Information Services has expanded a previous partnership with Eduserv's OpenAthens to provide users with a single sign-on tool to log into an organization's content accounts.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Innovation Incubator

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:26
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is launching a new incubation effort, HMH Labs, in an effort to spur innovation in technology solutions for education.

Girls School Promotes Digital Kindness Week

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:35
Girls between the ages of 10 and 18 are more like than boys to have been bullied online and to have bullied others that way, according to research by the Cyberbullying Research Center. That's one of the reasons why a private all-girls' K-12 school in Maryland is inoculating its students against cyber-bullying by hosting its first ever "Digital Kindness Week."

App Launched To Boost Student Interest in Congress

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:30
The Student Governmental Affairs Program now has an interactive app for high school students.

E-Library of Research Materials Bulks Up Literature Collection

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:34
A company that supplies research materials to students for their own academic assignments has added 20,000 topics in the field of literature.

Splashtop Now Allows Remote Access to Whiteboards From More Devices

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:13
With a strategic alliance with Sharp now in place, Splashtop can be used remotely with Aquos Boards.

Data Quality Campaign Releases Policy Brief on Student Data Collection

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:00
'Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction' is designed to clear up misconceptions and offer guidance to educational leaders.

CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:35
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:30
It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.

Netop Debuts Classroom Workflow App for iPads

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:13
Netop has released a new classroom workflow management app, Vision ME, in an effort to make teaching with iPads easier.

U.S. Schools To Help Double Chromebook Deployments This Year

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:09
According to a new report, unit shipments of Chromebooks are likely to double this year, with the bulk of deployments happening in the United States, driven mainly by strong demand in schools, particularly elementary schools.

Triumph Learning Launches Waggle for Smarter Balanced

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00
The personalized learning platform now includes 26 new item types, including Part A and Part B problems and performance tasks.

Mimio Rolls Out Interactive Touch Boards for Classrooms

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:22
Mimio this week launched a pair of interactive touch boards. The new MimioBoard line includes 78-inch and 87-inch models, each offering six-point touch.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:30
Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:39
The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.

CoSN Survey: Only 9 Percent of Districts Have Adequate Bandwidth

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:30
Results from the Consortium for School Networking’s 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey reveal gaps in U.S. school districts’ broadband and technology infrastructure.

New Castle SD Converts Old Netbooks to Thin Clients

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:40
New Castle School District in Indiana has cut costs and improved the user experience by repurposing its old netbooks as thin clients rather than buying new thin clients.

Queen Elizabeth High School Deploys Classroom Observation Cameras for Teacher PD

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:35
Queen Elizabeth High School in Wales is using a video-based professional development tool called to help teachers analyze their teaching and share best practices with colleagues.

Simpson College Adds Online PD for Teachers

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:30
Simpson College has teamed up with a private partner to offer 17 continuing education courses for preK-12 teachers across Iowa.