T.H.E. Journal News

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U.S. Dept. of Ed Grant Priorities Push School Choice Plus STEM

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:03
The Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education is taking public comments on her proposed priorities for $700 million in discretionary grants the agency will issue annually in the coming years.

Employer Advice Most Valued, Least Used in Choosing College Major

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:47
While previous studies have examined the long-term impacts of college choice and majors on career opportunities and economic mobility, less understood is how students decide what to study.

Finding Innovation under ESSA

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:05
While the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) holds the promise of helping states transform their K-12 public education, one reform organization fears that true innovation will get lost in the shuffle.

Can the Performing Arts Boost Student Outcomes in STEM Disciplines?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:39
A recent paper from North Carolina State University suggests this might just be the case.

$50,000 STEM-Focused Teacher Grant Deadline Approaching

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:12
The program will support projects around global issues such as climate change and food, water, and air quality.

Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:06
Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees. The University of Montana is looking to remedy that situation with the help of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

National Academy of Sciences Starts Framing Data Science Education

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:23
The goal of the project is to envision what the field might look like in the future to help institutions better understand what they need to do "to move data science education in that direction."

Online Guide Helps Students Learn How to Create Immersive Media

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:15
Among the topics: how to identify the "big ideas" worth exploring and personalize them; how to do 360-degree recording and handle pre-production, production and post-production; and how to share the film "with the world" and assess its impact. There's also an educator resource on integrating video production into the curriculum.

Report: Global PC Decline Stabilizes

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:42
The traditional PC market (which includes notebooks, desktops and workstations) in the United States saw shipments of 16.6 million units, with notebook sales dropping noticeably and desktops outperforming forecasts.

Itslearning Updates LMS with Better Reporting and Analytics Tools

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:32
With the new release, users can access reports on trends, current platform use, curriculum management and student performance.

Blackboard Integrates OpenEd OER with Learning Management Systems

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 19:21
Blackboard has partnered with OpenEd to integrate its open educational resources (OER) library with its learning management system (LMS) and other solutions.

Support, PD Keys to Successful Classroom Tech Deployments

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:45
Time, planning and support from schools and districts and ongoing professional development are key to getting the most of new technologies and tools introduced to the classroom, according to a new report from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning.

Hoonuit Debuts Early Warning System for At-Risk Students

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:41
Using predictive analytics, Hoonuit Early Warning is designed to help identify at-risk students earlier, implement an intervention workflow and then track progress as it occurs.

The Impact of Binging on Education Content

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:47
Binge-watching leads to poorer sleep, less family time in front of the TV and even less enjoyment of the content. But at the same time could it also generate better learning outcomes and higher completion rates?

Teachers Abhor State Tests While Supporting State Standards

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 08:00
American teachers like math and English language arts standards, but they don't like state tests.

Tech Grant Program Offers 1.4 Million for Classrooms

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:01
Launched in 2008, the program will award grants of up to $5,000 to full-time teachers of grades preK-12 to deploy innovative technology solutions in their classrooms.

STEM Kit Bundles Electronics for Young Student Projects

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:30
A Chinese company that provides electronic components for maker projects is bundling a small set of color-coded modules with lessons for the classroom.

TeachPoint Adds Video Observation Tool to Educator Evaluation Platform

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:36
The new tool is integrated with the company's TeachPoint Educator Evaluation Solution and is designed to allow users to incorporate video observation into any part of their educator evaluation process, such as self-evaluation, peer coaching or formal observations.