T.H.E. Journal News

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New Forum Lets Educators to Share Ideas about 3D Printing

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:25
Teachers in K-12 and higher education share information on how to help students "scan and 3D print museum artifacts," explore the production of prosthetics for kids and "manage an open 3D-printing lab."

Class Communication Tool Adds Payment Feature for Field Trips, Dues

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:16
A web-based communication service for people in a school community has added a feature that allows for online payments. SimplyCircle, from a company with the same name, lets teachers and parents communicate with each other for class, PTA and school activities.

Future Farmers Get Online Career Guidance

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:59
A national organization that works with the future farmers of America has teamed up with Discovery Education to launch a website to help students learn more about careers in agriculture.

Turnitin Releases New, Free Teaching Resources

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 20:11
Turnitin’s back-to-school program, “Rethink Feedback,” features new, free resources and tools this fall. The new elements are designed to help K–12 teachers and higher ed instructors teach proper methods of attribution, improve student writing skills and avoid plagiarism.

New York Ed Department Names First Privacy Officer

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:16
New York’s Education Department has appointed its first privacy officer, Temitope Akinyemi, whose responsibility will be to ensure that student data remains private and confidential.

Tustin Unified School District Embraces Wearable Tech in Classroom

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:16
Tustin Unified School District in Orange County, CA has been experimenting with virtual reality, and the district’s senior director of technology is considering using fitness trackers and other wearable devices for future learning.

Schools Receive National Privacy Designation

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 17:30
The Consortium for School Networking issued a new seal to seven schools for their commitment to the privacy and security of student data.

Cyberbullying Among Teens More Common with Current or Former Friends Than Strangers

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 15:44
Current or former friends or dates are seven times more likely to cyberbully each other than young people who don’t know each other, according to a recent study.

High School Students Receive Free Access to Developer Tools

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 14:00
Embarcadero Technologies has opened up its software development tools to publicly funded higher ed institutions and high schools.

Feds Say Virtual Schools Need to Follow Special Ed Rules

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 13:13
Even when the education is delivered online, schools and districts ought to adhere to the needs of children with disabilities. That was the message recently delivered in a "Dear Colleague" letter issued to virtual schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

Startup Receives Federal Grant to Expand Minecraft Student Reach

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:15
Minecraft just received another education boost. An ed tech startup that encourages students to build their own mods for the popular online virtual world game has received a second grant from the National Science Foundation that will enable it to continue development of its coding environment for novice programmers.

Follett Destiny Expands Chromebook Integration, Adds SAML and LTI Support

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 12:02
Follett has updated its flagship library management system. The latest release of Destiny includes a revamped interface; simpler access to digital resources, including open educational resources; and new kinds of integration with some Google Chromebook models.

McGraw-Hill Updates Wonders ELA Suite

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 11:42
McGraw-Hill Education has redesigned and expanded its Wonders suite of English language arts programs for the 2016-2017 school year.

Fewer Than Half of California Students Met College Readiness Standards

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:40
Fewer than half of California public school students are prepared for the academic challenges of college, according to results released Wednesday from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.

Reach Higher Career App Challenge Selects Grand Prize Winner

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 18:00
The CTE-focused challenge selected an app that uses a game-based approach to help middle and high school students discover career opportunities.

Course Hero Serves up Literature in Infographic Form

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 17:39
Online learning platform Course Hero is turning great works of literature into the visual representation of text and data known as the infographic.

TES Survey Finds Teachers Want Mobile-Friendly Resources

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:00
The company surveyed more than 1,000 teachers on what they want from digital resources and how open educational resources impact their work.

MindTap Mobile App Offers Offline E-Reader Capabilities

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:00
Cengage Learning added additional features to its MindTap Mobile app, including the ability to download textbooks onto smartphones in 10 seconds or less.

Silverback Learning Solutions Launches Professional Development Platform

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 11:00
The company launched Teacher Vitae, a SaaS-based personalized, professional learning platform for teachers and administrators.

Eaton SD Adopts Fiber to Grow Digital Learning Initiatives

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 07:02
Eaton School District in northern Colorado has begun the process of upgrading to a 10 gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between its three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.