T.H.E. Journal News

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Reading Intervention Updates Big for Digital and Common Core

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:00
Passport Reading Journeys, a literacy intervention for middle and high schoolers, is getting an overhaul in order to focus more on digital capabilities and states’ beefed up ELA standards.

Common Core Brand Finally Recognized; Six in 10 Don't Like It

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:51
Although the Common Core State Standards have become a true "brand" recognized by 81 percent of Americans (way up from just 38 percent last year), most people don't favor the idea of teachers using them to guide what's taught. In fact, six out of 10 oppose the idea of teachers using the standards, which are currently being adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia.

Ohio School District Achieves 90-Percent Parent Participation in Online Registration

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:46
In its second year with an InfoSnap cloud-based registration system, Fairview Park City Schools have reduced their paperwork load and started the school year better prepared to help students.

MIT Offers STEM Summer Institute for Middle School Students

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 14:12
Students entering grades 6-9 in the Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence, MA area recently had an opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and math concepts as part of a STEM Summer Institute offered by MIT's Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.

North Carolina District Teams with Knovation on Digital Curriculum

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:33
In a unique business arrangement a North Carolina district is sharing its Common Core curriculum with an education technology company that delivers digital learning resources that work with those materials, thereby expecting to generate up to $150,000 in revenue during the first year of the partnership.

ED and HHS Open $250 Million Competitive Grant Program for Preschool Funding

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:10
States have just two months to put together proposals for building or expanding preschool programs in order to compete for some of the $250 million the feds are making available in a new Preschool Development Grants program.

ED Requests Feedback on Research Centers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:05
The Department of Education has issued a call for feedback on the work of two Institute of Education Science research centers. The centers will use the feedback to plan their future work.

Palm Beach County SD Deploys Procurement Software

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:00
Palm Beach County School District has launched a new procurement solution as part of the school district's New Marketplace initiative.

Canon Unveils 3 New Cloud-Connected Printers

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:33
Canon has unveiled three new all-in-one inkjet photo printers, the Pixma MG7520, the Pixma MG6620 and the Pixma MG5620, new to its line of cloud-connected printers.

Widespread 3D Printing in Classrooms Still a Decade Out

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:37
While schools have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.

Florida Virtual School Launches Skating Game To Reinforce Geometry Concepts

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:17
Florida Virtual School has partnered with Grom Social to create Solar Skate, an iOS math game designed to reinforce geometry concepts for students in grades 4-8.

MeetingOne Aims To Help Integrate Meetings into Blackboard Courses

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:01
MeetingOne has launched a new version of a product that will let instructors and teaching assistants integrate meetings into existing Blackboard Learn courses.

Riverside USD Pilots Personalized Learning

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:38
Riverside Unified School District in California will pilot personalized learning at five schools this fall in an effort to move away from the one-size-fits-all approach to education.

PresenceLearning Offers Whitepaper on Using Blended Learning for SPED

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:30
“Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” is based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise.

8 Middle Schools Receive Thousands of Tablets From Digital Promise

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:00
Nonprofit Digital Promise is donating thousands of tablets, along with specialized PD, to eight middle schools across the country through a Verizon Foundation grant.

Pathbrite Portfolios Now Featuring Credly Badges

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:00
Digital badge company Credly is partnering with Pathbrite, in a move that will let users add their Credly achievements to their digital portfolios.

Texas State U San Marcos Wins $15 Million To Create STEM Teacher Professional Development

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:51
Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers with the help of a $15 million grant from NASA.

Dassault Systèmes Debuts Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:04
Dassault Systèmes has unveiled Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.

Dig-It! Games Releases Maya Quiz App

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:00
The game features more than 100 factual, randomized trivia questions about Mayan archaeology, history and culture.

Channel One Cues Up New Online Video Library

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:30
Channel One News is adding a new searchable education video library focused on helping students locate sources around current events and related topics, such as politics and healthcare.