T.H.E. Journal News

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Snapshot: EMC Leads Disk Storage Systems in Q1 Sales

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 18:24
Demand for enterprise storage systems has grown nearly seven percent in the last year, according to tech research firm IDC.

Burbank Unified Switches to Reclaimed Water for Irrigation

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 17:44
A southern California school district is gradually introducing the use of reclaimed water for irrigation as part of a $110 million capital projects and technology bond initiative.

Pennsylvania School for Disruptive Students Adopts RFID Pendant for Staff, Students

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 15:38
Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7 Crossroads School has adopted radio frequency identification (RFID) pendants, citing a desire to better protect students and staff and deescalate altercations.

Blackboard Acquires X-Ray Analytics for Moodle

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:45
Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.

How Phonics is Taught Can Affect How Well a Child Learns To Read

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:25
New readers who focus on sounding out letters rather than learning whole words tap into that part of the human brain best wired for developing reading skills.

New Secure Charging Cart and Stations Introduced

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:22
LocknCharge has introduced four new devices to charge mobile phones and tablets: a cart that can handle 20 devices at a time and three charging stations of various sizes.

Ohio Renounces PARCC

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:19
Ohio has become the latest state to bail out of PARCC, one of the two major state consortia focused on developing Common Core assessments. That leaves just 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, as participants.

New Cases Accommodate Devices Up to 11.6 Inches

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 18:11
Trident Case has introduced a new cover designed to protect laptops and Chromebooks up to 11.6 inches in size.

Central Missouri District Beefs up Wireless Infrastructure

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:32
Columbia Public Schools in central Missouri is updated its Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve speed.

Edgenuity Integrates Scantron Data To Improve Individualized Learning

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:01
Edgenuity has partnered with Scantron to integrate Scantron Performance Series data with Edgenuity MyPath in a move designed to allow districts to use data previously gathered in the delivery of personalized instruction.

Minecraft Builder Bowl Fosters Immersive Learning

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:42
"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.

Survey: Technology Vital to Student Success

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:01
Schools are seeing much more positive results from the use of digital tools than even a year ago, according to the annual Speak Up report produced by Project Tomorrow and Blackboard.

Pearson Introduces Upgrades to Assessment, Writing Programs

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:00
Pearson has introduced upgrades to two of its flagship software programs, one designed to help teachers with assessment, aimsweb, and another, WriteToLearn, designed to aid students with their writing skills.

Report: Schools Making Slow, Steady Technological Progress

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 18:39
Educational institutions in higher ed and K-12 are making slow but steady progress toward instructional and operational goals, such as improved use of student data, through use of technology, according to a new report from the Software and Information Industry Association.

New Ultra-Portable Projector Weighs Half a Pound

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:46
The Touchjet Pond Projector, which will fit in the palm of your hand, can project an 80-inch image on any surface.

Edmodo Launches New Marketplace for Learning Resources

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:24
A new content marketplace for educators that is currently being tested in beta will be fully available later this fall.

Robots Help K-5 Students Learn About Coding Through Core Subjects

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 15:01
Wonder Workshop has introduced 21 lesson plans intended to help educators use robots Dash, Dot and Blocky to teach coding to their youngest students.

Gale Integrates Google Tools with Research Resources

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 13:30
Gale has become a Google for Education Partner and integrated the companies tools into its own products in an effort to better connect research technology with its users' workflows.

Bretford Expands Line of Flexible, Powered Classroom Furniture

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:51
Bretford, a provider of technology-enabled furniture for classrooms, has expanded its line of EDU 2.0 smart furniture with the addition of eight new tables in five shapes.

zSpace Introduces New Product, New Partnership

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:01
3D technology developer zSpace had a busy first day at the ISTE 2015 conference, introducing a new virtual reality learning tool and announcing a new partnership with an e-learning publisher.