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San Diego Unified Forges Ahead on Chromebook 1-to-1

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 15:46
San Diego Unified School District has gone public with its work related to running 1-to-1 programs for 47,000 of its 132,000 students.

StartEd Selects New Cohort for Ed Tech Accelerator

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 15:36
StartEd has selected the startup education technology companies that will participate in the 2016 NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator program.

Tennessee Department of Ed Pilots Micro-Credential PD

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 14:06
The Department of Education in Tennessee has kicked off a pilot this fall to introduce its teachers to competency-based professional learning through micro-credentials.

Blackboard Learn Gets Dropbox Integration

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:00
Thanks to a new partnership announced at the Educause 2016 conference, Blackboard Learn users will now be able to collaborate on documents using the cloud sharing platform Dropbox. As part of the integration, users will be able to upload documents to Dropbox, share them with others and collaborate in a secure environment.

Parents Buy into Potential of Ed Tech; Most Don't See Learning Results

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:00
The Learning Assembly polled 1,000 K-12 public school parents around the United States on the use of education technology in their students' schools. The bottom line: They're not overly impressed.

Study.com Launches New Resources to Help Students with ADHD

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 18:10
Study.com has launched a series of articles and teaching resources designed to address the learning challenges associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The 15 articles and 53 lessons have been released in conjunction with ADHD Awareness Month and include parent and teacher strategies to support students in school and at home.

Harford County Schools Receives Digital Conversion Grant

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 17:12
Harford County Public Schools in Maryland has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity Partnership Grant Program. The district will use the grant for its digital conversion initiative in five schools.

Edmentum Debuts Individualized Learning Tool

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:18
Edmentum, a provider of web-based learning software, has introduced a new individualized learning program for K-6 math, reading and English language arts.

Report: K–12 Investments Still Down in Many States

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:12
Public investment in K–12 schools has declined significantly in a number of states during the past decade, according to research done by the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Report: High-Functioning Professional Learning Communities Support Student Achievement

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 13:39
Participation in high functioning professional learning communities improves teacher morale, and higher levels of teacher morale are "significantly correlated with practices that drive student achievement," according to a new report from a Learning Sciences International research team.

Torsh Talent PD Platform Adds New Coaching Component

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 12:22
Torsh is adding new features to its Torsh Talent online professional development platform that is intended to enhance the coaching phase of PD and add an in-person component to what has primarily been a video observation tool.

Rice U, SXSWedu Open Rather Prize to Improve Texas Education

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:30
Any Texas teacher, student or administrator can submit a proposal to improve the state's K–12 education system, and enter for a chance to win thousands of dollars and an all-expenses paid trip.

American Pediatricians Group Offers New Guidelines on Children's Media and Tech Use

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 19:16
Since 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that children under 2 years old should not be watching any kinds of screens — TV, tablets or smartphones. But the academy changed its mind and issued different guidelines Friday, stating that live video chatting with another adult, and with adult supervision, is fine. Also, for infants and toddlers age 15 months to 2 years, some small studies indicate that they can learn new words from touchscreen, educational media, as long as parents are watching alongside to help.

New York Selects Provider for CTLE Certification

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 17:30
The New York State Education Department selected Teq to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE), with 15 NY schools set to roll out the programs.

Moodle Mobile App Adds Offline Functionality

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 19:09
The mobile app that allows access to the open source learning platform has launched a new version, 3.1.3, that makes it easier to use in areas with little or no web access.

Report: Student Surveillance Needs More Oversight

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 17:09
A recent report by the National Association of State Boards of Education finds that states and policymakers need to address privacy protections for school surveillance and its potentially negative, inequitable effects.

Yik Yak Is Not So Anonymous After All

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 16:26
It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.

Innovation-Fueled School System Expands Use of Digital Platform

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 15:39
One of the best funded, most technology-infused private school systems in the country will shortly begin expanding use of its digital platform in additional private schools to test its educational approach within three different pedagogical approaches.

MasteryConnect Adds Evidence Capture to Teacher App

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 13:39
MasteryConnect has added an evidence capture feature to the teacher app it released in July.