T.H.E. Journal News

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3 Tips to Successfully Create Virtual Field Trips in Your Classroom

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:31
Here are three tips from an experienced teacher on successfully creating virtual field trips in the classroom.

Science and STEM Educators Win 2017 Vernier NSTA Technology Awards

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:08
Seven elementary through college-level educators have won the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards, valued at $5,500 each and sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

SparkFun Opens micro:bit Technology to American Markets

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:55
SparkFun Electronics has begun carrying the micro:bit in the United States, starting this month and shipping in early May 2017. The micro:bit — a beginner-friendly, reprogrammable microcontroller — gained popularity after the BBC gave the board to every 11- and 12-year-old student in the United Kingdom to inspire a new generation to pursue innovation in computer science.

NSTA Joins March for Science Global Campaign

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:00
The National Science Teachers Association will be participating in March for Science, a global campaign that sounds a call for support and safeguards for the scientific community amidst recent policy changes that have caused worry among scientists.

AI Market to Grow 47.5% Over Next Four Years

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:26
The artificial intelligence (AI) market in the United States education sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.5 percent during the period 2017-2021, according to a new report by market research firm Research and Markets.

Twitter Attack Follows Reporters Comment About High School Basketball Fans

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 16:07
A New Hampshire school district superintendent has apologized after dozens of students deluged a sports reporter with vulgar and inappropriate tweets after he questioned their cheering skills at a high school basketball game.

Open Up Resources, EL Education to Launch Free K–5 ELA Curriculum

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:30
The full-course curriculum, authored by experts in ELA, comes with student and teacher materials; a reading list; a curriculum map; family resources and more. All materials will be openly licensed and free to download later this summer. The curriculum offers supports for English language learners and students with disabilities.

Charter Communications Joins with Harlem Fund to Open Spectrum Learning Lab

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:05
Charter Communications is joining with the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HAEF) to open a Spectrum Learning Lab at HEAF’s main program site, located at 2090 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan.

Adaptive OER Series Teaches Science Through Space Exploration

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:51
Arizona State University has created a free series of digital lessons, simulations and virtual field trips on space exploration.

Raspberry Pi Robotics Competition Coming to Philadelphia

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:29
A Raspberry Pi robotics competition is coming to the United States for the first time. Students in grades 6 through 12 will have the opportunity to put their robots to the test in the first-ever "Pi Wars USA," taking place at a Pennsylvania school in early June.

Apple Unveils $329 iPad With Improved Display and Performance

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 15:00
This week, Apple released a slew of product updates that included a more affordable iPad device with an enhanced display.

Future Ready Schools to Host 8 Learning Institutes

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:00
Beginning this summer, FRS will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.

Measured Progress Releases eMPower Assessments

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:00
Measured Progress has launched eMPower Assessments to K–12 districts nationwide. This new suite of assessments measures student growth for grades 3 through 8 and connects to the SAT Suite of Assessments.

LMS Launches 35 Courses in Science, Math, ELA, Social Studies

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 19:00
The new courses are part of the first phase of seamlessly integrating Gooru resources into the itslearning LMS platform. The courses are tagged with metadata and offer assessments that can be easily shared with students. Additionally, courses can be customized to support varied instructional models, such as blended learning or project-based learning.

Are UTeach Teachers More Effective at STEM?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:57
The researchers found that students taught by UTeach teachers performed significantly better on end-of-grade tests in math and end-of-course tests in math and science, depending on the grade and subject.

NERD Undertakes Cataloging of 10,000 Ed Researchers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:50
The National Education Researcher Database, or NERD, as it's known, is a joint project undertaken by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and Jefferson Education Accelerator. The goal: to spark collaboration among those researchers, school people and education technology entrepreneurs.

Google Helps Students Get Online on Buses

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:46
Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a grant from Google, she can now use that time more productively and get her homework done.

Prince William County Grants $100K to Startup Scriyb to Produce a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has authorized a $100,000 performance agreement with Scriyb, a technology startup company based at the Virginia Serious Games Institute, to pioneer a new cloud-based live-streaming teaching platform for online education.

New Alliance Works to Bring College into High School

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:52
Thirty-five organizations, from ACT to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, have banded together to promote the idea of bringing college into high school.