T.H.E. Journal News

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SETDA Publishes OER Case Studies and Resources

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:05
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has published a series of three case studies and other resources designed to support open educational resource initiatives at the state, district and school level.

Lenovo School Network Grows to 30 Schools

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:33
Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation are tripling the number of institutions involved in its Lenovo Scholar Network program.

NetSupport's Latest Classroom Management Software Embraces Windows 10

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:30
Classroom-management features of the new Teacher app include allowing teachers to remotely launch Microsoft Office 365 apps on all student tablets and deliver documents and lesson resources to a class.

Centralized Online Admission Process for NYC Charter Schools in 2016

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:23
SchoolMint has created the Common Online Charter School Application that can be used by all 207 charter schools in New York City.

Free Learning Content Platform Runs Knewton Adaptive Engine

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:00
The service, which is officially in beta, has invited teachers, parents and students to set up accounts. Any of those users may add learning content — instructional text, video lessons, quizzes and assessments — and make it available to everybody else.

TES Global Expands Online Resource Marketplace for Teachers

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:27
TES Global is expanding its online marketplace, tes.com, for teachers to share and sell resources they've created.

New Task Force To Tackle Educator Assessment Literacy

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:05
The organization behind the national K-12 assessment Measures of Academic Progress has kicked off a new professional development initiative to help teachers learn how to work with assessments.

Pennsylvania Students Build 3D Printers

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:00
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School students participated in weeklong workshops in which they built their own 3D printers.

ACT Sounds Alarm over U.S. Student Test Results

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:03
This year's ACT results show 31 percent of students still unready for college in English, math, reading or science — every subject tested by the assessment organization. That's a figure that has not changed since 2012, when it was slightly higher. Fewer than a fifth of those students can be expected to go on to earn a college degree within six years.

Survey: Teacher Quality, Not Testing, the Best Way to Improve Education

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:30
According to the latest education survey conducted by PDK and Gallup, 97 percent of public school parents believe that teachers offer the best hope for improving the quality of schools. Only 19 percent put first priority on using test results to make changes.

Report: 7 Future Roles for Educators

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:09
KnowledgeWorks has released a new report, "Exploring the Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem," that aims to explore how educator roles may shift over the coming decade.

OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks, Will Offer AP Texts

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:43
Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.

Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:16
Want to help your students improve their critical thinking? Then give them opportunities to make decisions during your lab exercises.

Scholastic Debuts Comprehensive Literacy Solutions

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:16
Scholastic has launched a suite of comprehensive literacy solutions that are customizable and connected to new learning standards, according to information from the company.

Yuma Districts Upgrade Network

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:10
Two school districts in the city of Yuma, AZ are upgrading their wide area networks (WAN) to 10 gigabit fiber, a change that is expected to increase the speed of their networks by as much as 10 times.

Vernier Offers Free Data-Collection Technology Workshops

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:05
The 36 workshops around the country this fall are designed to help STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their classes.

Motorola Foundation Funds Florida STEM Projects

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 07:00
For the fifth year, the Motorola Solutions Foundations will fund STEM projects in Florida school districts, having spent $200,000 over the previous four years.

Istation Launches Adaptive Math Curriculum

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 16:30
Istation, provider of digital reading instruction and assessment tools, is expanding to personalized math resources with the introduction of Istation Math.

New Modular Fiber Interface for Camera Systems Suits Legacy Locations

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:27
A United Kingdom-based company has launched a new interface specifically for delivering fiber connectivity to compact and remote high-definition pan/tilt cameras in locations where updating cabling is difficult.

Adobe Updates Captivate 9 and Launches LMS

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 13:36
Adobe has entered the learning management system market with the introduction of Adobe Captivate Prime. The company has also released an updated version of Captivate, its e-learning authoring tool.