T.H.E. Journal News

Updated: 13 hours 1 min ago

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.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adds Cricket Media Resources

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:50
Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt has partnered with Cricket Media to distribute the latter's content through HMH's K-12 offerings and children's magazines.

BenQ Introduces New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:42
The two new projectors offer throw ratios of 0.35 and 0.43 and brightness of 3,000 to 3,200 lumens.

Hatford Public Schools Adds Blended Credit Recovery Program

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:00
Hartford Public Schools has launched a new grant-funded blended learning credit recovery program for at-risk high school students.

The Problem Isn't Teacher Recruiting; It's Retention

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:46
Nationally, schools lose between $1 billion and $2.2 billion in attrition costs each year through teachers moving or leaving the profession, according to new research. The result is a spiral of loss that affects high-poverty schools disproportionately.

UK Primary School Deploys 802.11ac WiFi

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:45
Windmill Primary School in Telford, UK, has implemented a 802.11ac wireless network to provide school-wide connectivity for students and staff.

Arlington ISD Implements Data Warehouse

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:58
Arlington Independent School District in Texas has implemented a data warehouse solution to integrate information from the district's multiple information systems.

Report: Most Parents Support Common Core, Both Sides Are Misinformed

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:43
Sixty-two percent of parents with school-aged children support the Common Core State Standards, according to a survey from School Improvement Network. Only 22 percent of parents who responded to the survey told researchers they were opposed and 17 percent said they had no opinion.

SEAS Education Releases Achieve 2.0 Software

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:30
The upgraded version of the education plan management software supports plan types including Academic and Behavior RTI, Section 504, English Language Learner and Gifted.

Report: Cognizant Computing To Have 'Immense' Impact Across Mobile Computing

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:44
Gartner has released a new report predicting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."

Report: IT Strategies for Non-Traditional Tech Projects

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:21
The traditional IT organization is accustomed to being responsible for back office and infrastructure technologies. Yet emerging technologies tend to support operations that are outside the normal purview of IT. What's a CIO to do?

Blackboard Gets into School Bundling Business

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:16
During its annual conference, BbWorld 2014, taking place this week in Las Vegas, Blackboard has made several announcements regarding new forms of packaging and delivery for its multiple products.

NEC Adds Two New High-Brightness Installation Projectors to its PA Series

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:00
Designed for large classrooms and auditoriums, the PA672W and PA722X offer light output of up to 7,200 lumens and can be stacked to produce a combined resolution of up to 4K.

Kurzweil 3000-firefly Literacy Software Adds Tools for Struggling Learners

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:50
Kurzweil Education has released an expanded version of its literacy tool, Kurzweil 3000-firefly, adding in new features for students with dyslexia and students who are English language learners, among several other enhancements.

End High School Exit Exams in Light of Common Core, Researchers Argue

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:21
High school exit exams may increase dropouts among vulnerable students, hinder college success and even negatively impact earnings for those who join the workforce immediately after high school. That's the bad news. The worse news, according to a new report, is that the exit exam situation is becoming legally, politially and academically more complex and burdensome for schools and students as Common Core assessents are transitioned in.

Social Media Tool Monitors for Potential Problems

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:11
A technology company in Halifax is testing software that analyzes social media commentary to identify potential risks worth alerting law enforcement and schools about.

SoftChalk Updates Create with E-Book Builder

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:40
SoftChalk has launched the latest version of its content authoring tool, Create 9, with a new e-book builder tool and other new features.

Resource Sharing Platform Like Searchable Dropbox for Education

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:30
Andover Learning launches a new searchable education resources platform for teachers.

Snapwiz Debuts Free, Web-Based Formative Assessment Platform

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 03:30
With Edulastic, teachers can create standards-aligned formative assessments with interactive, free-form questions defined by Smarter Balanced and PARCC.