T.H.E. Journal News

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Students Use STEAM to Tackle UN Sustainability Goals

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:10
A new initiative brought together high schoolers from five countries to the United Nations to find solutions for sustainable development issues using their STEAM skills.

Paying for Personalized Learning

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:38
Just how much does it cost to set up a personalized learning plan for an entire school, and is it really sustainable? Could a typical school budget cover the expense — and what would happen if budget cuts had to be made?

Epson Debuts 7 Education Laser Projectors

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:11
Epson has debuted seven new models in its new PowerLite L-Series of laser projectors for education. The forthcoming Epson PowerLite L615U, L610U, L510U, L400U, L610W, L500W and L610 offer resolutions reaching WUXGA and brightness ratings of up to 6,000 lumens.

Speech Recognition Apps Propel Literacy

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:27
Can voice recognition apps that are as common as Siri Assistant and Cortana help kids learn to read?

Grant Alert: $30,000 in Classroom Tech Upgrades, Deadline March 23

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:21
A K–12 grant program is offering 10 grants of more than $3,000 each to educators to bring new technologies to their classrooms.

Web-Based, Interactive Learning Helps Middle Schoolers Excel in Science

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:15
In a new study, middle schoolers did better with science lessons when they could learn online, watching videos, playing educational games, running virtual experiments and collaborating with classmates.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Feb. 12, 2018)

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 07:00
New grant listing: $30,000 classroom technology grant, deadline in March. Upcoming events include the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California in March and the ASU + GSV Summit, taking place in San Diego in April.

Smartphone Addiction Is Normal Need to Connect on Overdrive

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 10:51
We stare at our phones all the time not because the devices themselves are addictive, but because we're driven to socialize, according to a recent literature review by researchers at McGill University.

Incident IQ Adds Ticket Wizard, Templates and New Analytics Capabilities

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 18:38
Incident IQ has released an update to its cloud-based IT support and help desk system for K–12 schools and districts. The Winter 2018 update includes a range of new features for teachers, IT staff and administrators.

Apple Takes Lead in Smart Phones as Market Dips

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:21
Smartphones dipped in the final quarter of 2017, a period in which Apple re-took the lead over Samsung in worldwide market share.

Agentic Launches Grant for Student-Centered Learning

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:50
Agentic Learning has launched a new competitive grant program offering two districts consulting, leadership coaching and software access designed to support the development of student-centered approaches to learning.

Crestron Updates AirMedia Wireless Presentation Technology

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:42
Crestron has introduced the next generation of its AirMedia wireless presentation technology. AirMedia 2.0 allows users to connect their smart devices and laptops to a room display, regardless of operating system, from anywhere in a classroom space.

Personalized Learning Is Not about Planting Students Behind Computers

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:45
Currently, policies tend to encourage a "one-size-fits-all" model for teacher certification, tracking accountability and placing seat time above competency in measuring learning success. According to a new report, transforming that model and promoting personalized learning will require educators and policymakers to shift how they "think of school."

iCivics Updates Free Online Tool for Teaching History and Civics

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:33
The new version of DBQuest from iCivics was redesigned for easier sharing, use on tablets, teacher tracking of student progress and simpler addition of new teaching modules. The work was supported with a grant from the Library of Congress and relies on the use of primary sources from the library's online collections.

New Project Launches Global Standards for Flipped Training

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 13:29
The Flipped Learning Global Initiative has introduced a new effort to establish international standards for flipped training. The standards are meant to ensure that educators are trained using the most current global research and best practices in flipped learning, according to a news announcement.

Smartphones to Lead Device Shipments to 2.32 Billion This Year

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:41
Mobile phones, particularly high-end smartphones, will lead the segment, which comprises PCs and tablets in addition to mobile phones, and premium ultramobile devices, which include "thin and light Apple and Microsoft Windows 10 devices," will also help to push growth.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Feb. 5, 2018)

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 07:00
Applications for Gates Foundation grants are due soon. The TCEA convention takes place this week in Austin. Upcoming events include the CUE 2018 National Conference in Palm Springs, California in March and the ASU + GSV Summit, taking place in San Diego in April.