T.H.E. Journal News

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Idaho Schools Scramble when Broadband Contracts Voided

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:49
Idaho school districts are scrambling to make sure they have Internet broadband after a court case threw out the agreements they had with their Internet service providers.

New Ed Tech Accelerator To Establish Network of Educators

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:20
The "Jefferson Education Accelerator" will offer mentoring, analysis, networking opportunities, access to financing and evaluation of products and services to companies in the education sector at the "growth" stage.

Cesar Chavez Adds Solar Power for Reduced Energy Costs, Improved STEM Opportunities

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:08
The Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy has installed an interactive learning solar power system at its Washington D.C. Parkside Campus.

California Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Privacy of Mobile Device Users' GPS Data

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:30
Senate Bill 576, authored by Senator Mark Leno, requires vendors to give consumers a clear notice explaining how their location information will be used and shared when they install a new app. It also stipulates that app users give express consent before their geolocation data can be collected and shared.

EDUonGo Debuts Classroom Coding Platform

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:27
EDUonGo has launched a learning platform, Ucodemy, designed to provide coding curricula, collaborative teaching tools and professional software coaching.

JoVE Debuts Online Tool for Video STEM Quizzes

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 13:28
JoVE has launched JoVE Quiz, an online tool designed to be used in conjunction with the company's JoVE Science Education video database.

Google Science and Engineering Fair Spurs Student Innovations

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:54
The Google Science Fair has opened for entries.

Oakland USD Adds Solar To Reduce Energy Costs, Increase STEM Opportunities

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 15:18
Oakland Unified School District has installed solar panels at 16 schools, totaling 3.6 megawatts. In addition to energy, the installations will provide STEM education opportunities for OUSD students.

FuelEd and Getting Smart Offer Tips for Building Blended Learning Programs

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:05
Simplicity, ease of use and anytime-anywhere access are key to the success of online and blended learning programs, according to a new white paper from personalized learning provider, Fuel Education (FuelEd), and education advocacy firm, Getting Smart.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest Finalists Named

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:00
Fifteen schools from across the United States are finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a national competition designed to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects that attracted more than 3,100 entries.

Report: New Teacher Prep Rules 'Too Stringent'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 17:49
Proposed federal changes to teacher preparation requirements have generated numerous comments from education leaders and organizations, and the response isn't looking favorable — at least according to an analysis by Eduventures, a research and consulting firm that analyzes changes taking place in higher education.

Net Neutrality Win: FCC Proclaims Internet a Utility

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 17:29
The Federal Communications Commission today chose to keep the Internet open. In a three-two vote split down party lines, the FCC officially reclassified broadband Internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act.

Infinite Campus Debuts Free Teacher Prep Platform

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:06
Infinite Campus will launch a free platform designed to help pre-service teachers learn how to get the most out of a student information system.

Catapult Game Teaches Standards-Based Engineering Basics

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:03
A new game from Filament Games promises to teach students engineering concepts and problem-solving skills by allowing them to design (and redesign) a catapult for pitching water balloons.

Wearable Computer Market Will Grow 38 Percent in 2015

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:00
In a recent interview, Annette Zimmermann, research director at Gartner, shared her outlook for the wearable mobile device market in 2015 and beyond.

Edvance360 Updates LMS with Videoconfernecing Tool

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 13:49
Edvance360 has partnered with MegaMeeting.com to add collaborative tools to its learning management system.

DH2i Launches DxEnterprise Container Management for Windows Server

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 13:39
DH2i has released DxEnterprise, application container management software for Microsoft Windows Server mid-to-enterprise class applications and workloads.

Gartner: Worldwide Market for Refurbished Smartphones to Be Worth $14 Billion by 2017

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 13:30
In North America and Western Europe, the market for refurbished phones is forecast to be worth around $3 billion in 2015, growing to $5 billion in 2017.

Panorama Ed Launches Analytics Dashboard for Administrators

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:56
Panorama Education has released Leadership Dashboard, a new data analytics tool for principals and superintendents.

Permission Click Launches Free Online Perssion Slip and Payment Tool

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:20
Permission Click has launched a free online platform that allows teachers to create digital permission slips to send to parents.