T.H.E. Journal News

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Gale to Bring Udemy Online Courses to Libraries

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:29
Shortly, a partnership between Gale and Udemy will launch, bringing learning video content from Udemy to public libraries. "Gale Presents: Udemy" will provide library patrons with access to 3,500 on-demand video courses in 75 different topics from Udemy's business collection.

New Online Certificate Program to Teach Educators How to Use Tech in the Classroom

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:11
Beginning this fall, people in education can pursue a certificate in how to use technology in the classroom. The new online "Advanced Education Technology Certificate Program" is being launched by the University of Michigan School of Education, which worked with the university's Center for Academic Innovation to develop the learning experience.

Kaltura Buys Newrow

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 14:59
Recently, Kaltura announced that it has purchased Newrow, which provides functionality for developing and managing virtual classrooms, online courses and webinars.

E-rate FAQ: FCC Releases New Rules for Ed Tech Funding

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 08:00
Here are the ed tech funding updates that E-rate applicants will need to know for funding year 2020 and beyond.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of January 27, 2020)

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 07:00
Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Research Finds Supplemental Content for High School ELA Not Worth Using

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:16
A recent report from the Thomas Fordham Institute found that lessons acquired through Teachers Pay Teachers and similar sites aren't worth using.

SXSW EDU Primed to Set Education Innovation Agenda for 2020

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:59
The thing about SXSW EDU, an event unlike any other in the education segment, is that you just don't know who's going to show up or what they're going to say.

PASCO Adds Google Integrations to Science Gear

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 18:45
PASCO Scientific, which supplies schools with science products, has joined a Google for Education integrated solutions initiative. PASCO said it hopes its participation will improve the efficiency of science learning and classroom experimentation with its gear in schools where Google products are being used.

Researchers Developing Tools to Teach CS to English Learners

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 09:00
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are launching a program to develop computational curriculum that focuses on the needs of English language learners.

New Atlanta Area STEM HS Partnering with Local Industry

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 19:14
The Innovation Academy will work with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing in creating a STEM-focused curriculum that uses project-based and team learning, portfolios, certifications, business mentorships and student-created applications and products.

Astronomy Club Uses Virtual Access to Telescopes to Take Students into Space

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:08
The program includes STEAM curricula (for grades 4 through introductory college courses), robotic telescopes with photo capture functionality and access to a private virtual clubhouse for sharing observations.

2-Year Campaign Aims to Produce High-Quality Flipped Resources

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 14:09
The initiative is being undertaken by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative and Teachers Pay Teachers.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of January 20, 2020)

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:00
Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Districts Find Different Ways to Serve Students Lacking Home Internet

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:28
Two districts recently issued devices to students who lacked internet access at home.

Districts Find Different Ways to Serve Students Lacking Home Internet

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:28
Two districts recently issued devices to students who lacked internet access at home.

Britannica Social Studies Lessons to Add Interactivity from Pear Deck

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:08
Two education technology companies are working together to add more interactivity to social studies learning. Britannica Digital Learning, the education arm of the company that produces Encyclopedia Britannica, has launched new features using tech from Pear Deck.

Britannica Social Studies Lessons to Add Interactivity from Pear Deck

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:08
Two education technology companies are working together to add more interactivity to social studies learning. Britannica Digital Learning, the education arm of the company that produces Encyclopedia Britannica, has launched new features using tech from Pear Deck.