T.H.E. Journal News

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WYNC Teen Radio Show Releases Audio Journalism Curriculum

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 13:00
Radio Rookies, a Peabody Award-winning show created by teens for teens on WYNC public radio, has released a new curriculum for teachers looking to teach audio journalists.

Cartoon Network Launches STEAM Advisory Board

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:00
Amidst Computer Science Education Week events, one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016 – and a favorite TV channel for many K–12 students – Cartoon Network has assembled an advisory board of academic and industry experts to help shape its STEAM education efforts.

Grants Support Teachers Pushing Blended and Online Learning

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:56
Grants from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning are intended to help educators continue creating or expanding personalized learning programs that incorporate blended and online learning components.

New Bluetooth Spec Delivers Longer Range, Faster Speed

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 19:33
Next year's wireless headphones, fitness trackers, glucose monitors and in-car audio traffic navigators are expected to offer a longer range, faster performance and a larger broadcast message capacity with the adoption of Bluetooth 5.

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 19:19
The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

Coeur d'Alene School District Selects Tech from Pasco to Help Students Achieve Scientific Literacy

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:20
Coeur d’Alene Public Schools (CDPS) in Idaho has selected wireless technology and software from ed tech company Pasco to help all students in grades 6 through 8 to achieve scientific literacy.

Breaking Your Filter Bubble

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:00
When we browse online, we are tracked by a range of companies – often without any knowledge – which can result in personalization, bias and filter bubbles that affect web search results. Fortunately, there are many tools to minimize tracking from third-party providers, according to Bill Fitzgerald, director of the Privacy Institute for Common Sense.

NSTA Unveils Best STEM Books for K–12 Students

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 20:09
The National Science Teachers Association has unveiled its inaugural list of “Best STEM Books K–12.”

Boston Tech Company to Host ‘Shark Tank’ STEM Competition

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 18:30
A Boston-based tech company specializing in content management plans to host a STEM education program at a nearby K–8 school, in an effort to create a strong pipeline of STEM workers from local, underserved schools.

New Zonar Phone App Allows Arkansas Parents to Track Children on Buses

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 18:24
A new cellphone app allows parents in the Texarkana Arkansas School District to track their children on buses in real time. Last week, representatives from Velociti, a Missouri-based tech deployment company, installed the Zonar tracking system on 32 Texarkana buses.

Feds Finalize Assessment Parts of ESSA

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 15:17
Six weeks before it hands over the reins to a new leadership, the Obama administration has issued the final word on assessments in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Report: Digital Natives 'Easily Duped' by Information Online

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 13:30
A study from Stanford Graduate School of Education researchers found that most middle, high school and college students have trouble discerning news articles from advertisements online.

Parents Admit to Social Media Spying on Their Teen and Tween Children

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 18:40
Two thirds (67 percent) of parents say monitoring their children’s media use is more important than respecting their privacy, according to a report released Tuesday by Common Sense Media. More than two in five parents (41 percent) say they check their children’s devices and social media accounts “always” or “most of the time.”

Early Reading System Adds Phonics Units

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:00
MobyMax, a provider of personalized learning curricula and educational tools that identify and fix learning gaps, has added seven new modules on phonics to its early reading system for grades K–8.

Softdocs Intros Cloud Offering for Education

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 15:27
Softdocs today announced a cloud-based option for its Etrieve enterprise content management platform.

PISA Results: Math Down, Science and Reading Flat for U.S. Students

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 13:56
American 15-year-olds declined in performance on the "mathematics literacy" portion of the 2015 international PISA assessments, compared to 2012 and 2009. Reading and science scores remained flat in the latest assessment. An analysis of the results was released today by the United States Department of Education.

Bibb County SD Hires More Virtual Teachers to Address Shortage

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 13:30
In an effort to fill vacant teaching positions, Bibb County School District in Georgia is expanding a pilot program that has teachers live-streamed into classrooms to instruct middle school and elementary school students.

Teach for America to Offer Nanodegrees

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:56
The program is an expansion of Teach For America's computer science initiative, which was launched in 2015 with the support of AT&T and the National Science Foundation.

California Issues Draft NGSS Framework for Revising Science Ed

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:50
The framework offers guidance to educators and science content publishers on how to teach the standards in K-12.

The Virtual High School Introduces New Computing Certificate Program

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 19:37
The Virtual High School, a nonprofit based in Massachusetts, is introducing a new computing certificate program to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11). The new VHS computing certificate program will encourage students across the United States to become more interested in computing and computer science (CS), and better understand the career options available to them in CS and related fields.