T.H.E. Journal News

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New National Partnership for Student Success Aims to Grow Tutoring & Mentoring Programs, Boost Student Recovery

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 14:11
The U.S. Department of Education today launched the National Partnership for Student Success, a coalition with education and service organizations formed to help the nation’s public schools implement and improve high-impact tutoring, mentoring, and similar programs to boost pandemic learning loss recovery efforts and better support student well-being.

Two More Districts, in California & Washington, Add 22K to Number of Students Impacted by Illuminate Breach

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 13:02
Two more school districts, Waterford USD in California and Renton in Washington state, have filed state-mandated notification letters with their respective state Attorney Generals revealing that their students — a combined total of at least 22,000 — were among the millions across the country impacted by the Illuminate Education breach of private student data.

List of All K-12 Schools Known to be Impacted by Illuminate Breach of Student Data

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 12:59
An updated list of all K–12 schools in the U.S. known to have been impacted by the breach of student data resulting from a cyberattack on Illuminate Education's systems in January 2022.

How to Reframe MTSS to Help Close the Education Achievement Gap

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 16:30
An educator and researcher explains how a simple shift in how educators understand and implement the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) pyramid can help close the achievement gap in K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts.

These DisplayNote Solutions Enable Wireless Screencasting on Any Connected Devices: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 16:30
In this June 28 video interview from ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans, Ed Morgan illustrates how DisplayNote's Montage software solution helps K–12 teachers who want to wirelessly share any device's screen to the main display in a classroom and how the Broadcast solution lets a teacher screencast to up to 40 students in real-time.

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Eduverse VR Platform from Avantis: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 15:30
Avantis Education debuted its new Eduverse, dubbed as an educational metaverse for K–12 teachers and students, at ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans on June 27, and Chris Klein gave THE Journal readers a quick walk-through via video interview, below.

When Schools Use Online STEM Programs, Everyone Wins

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 14:08
A technology teacher from New York explains how the online STEM instruction platform CoderZ is an accessible method of teaching coding and helps him introduce students to some of the realities of working in IT and prepares his students for success in the workplace.

How a Pen Tablet Offers Teachers More Freedom in a Digital Classroom: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 12:23
Wacom technology provider brought its education pen tablets and pen displays to ISTE Live 2022 and illustrated how its wireless pen tablets make teaching in a digital classroom easier and allow educators to mark up documents shown on a screen while they move around a classroom.

How the PowerSchool Dashboards Work in Unified Insights, Unified Curriculum & Instruction: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:10
From #ISTELive22, Sam Sale showed THE Journal readers how the educator dashboard of two PowerSchool K–12 software solutions bring together multiple sources of data to simplify real-time interventions and lesson decision-making for teachers and administrators: Unified Insights with MTSS and Unified Classroom Curriculum and Instruction.

This Computer Science Curriculum is Built to Integrate with Existing K–12 Instruction: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 09:20
From ISTE Live 2022 this week in New Orleans, take a sneak peek into the Codelicious K–12 computer science curriculum, built to be easily integrated into existing instruction and across subjects — and accessible to all teachers regardless of their familiarity with computer science principles.

How to Start Teaching Coding with No Experience & No Equipment: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 16:00
From ISTE Live 2022 this week in New Orleans, Ashlynn Schindler-Kota introduces THE Journal readers to CoderZ’s game-based coding education platform that teaches kids ages 8+ coding, STEM, computer science, and critical life skills — and why even teachers with no computer science experience can teach coding using CoderZ.

Watch a Quick Demo of Promethean's New ActivPanel 9 Display: Ed Tech Chat at ISTE Live 2022

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 12:51
Watch a thorough 4-minute overview of Promethean's new ActivPanel 9 Interactive Display for Education, unveiled on June 27 at ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans in this video demo live from the expo hall.

How ParentSquare Simplifies & Improves Parent-Teacher Communications: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 12:26
THE Journal's ISTELive2022 ed tech chat with ParentSquare Chief Strategy Officer Chad Stevens, who explains what ParentSquare does and how it simplifies and improves parent-teacher communications.

See a Quick Introduction to AVerMedia's Audio Solutions for Classrooms: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 12:26
THE Journal's ISTELive2022 ed tech chat with AVerMedia's Jacky Chen, who offers a quick overview of AVerMedia's top-selling audio solutions and equipment built for K–12 classrooms.

Intro to FEV Tutor's Platform & the Latest Research on Impact: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 12:26
THE Journal's ISTELive2022 ed tech chat with FEV Tutor's Daniel Hebert, with a quick overview of the FEV Tutor platform and the latest research showing the impact that 1:1 high-impact tutoring is having on student outcomes.

Abbas Manjee Explains Kiddom’s New Lesson Launch Feature: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 12:26
THE Journal's ISTELive2022 ed tech chat with Kiddom Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer Abbas Manjee: how the platform's new Lesson Launch feature for synchronous instruction turns Kiddom into a "complete command center" for K–12 teachers, helping maximize student-teacher interaction in class.

MMSD Deploying Digital ELA Curriculum to 31 Schools

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 15:13
Wisconsin's second-largest school district, Madison Metropolitan School District, will deploy a an early literacy solution that combines EL Education's K-5 Education Language Arts Curriculum, Kiddom 's digital learning platform and tools from Open Up Resources. The combined solution is being rolled out to the district's 31 elementary schools.

Watch a Demo of BrightLink 735fi with GoBoard Collaborative Software: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 13:26
Epson Product Manager Tom Piche at ISTE Live 2022 gave THE Journal readers a quick demo of Epson’s BrightLink 735fi interactive display with BrightLink GoBoard collaborative software that makes the whiteboard’s interactive content also interactive in real-time on students’ devices.

McGraw Hill, Verizon Launch Free Augmented Reality App for K–12

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 21:38
McGraw Hill and Verizon this week launched a new, free app for K–12 to bring augmented reality to the classroom.

Turnitin Draft Coach Adds Support for Microsoft Word on the Web

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 05:33
At the ISTELive 22 conference, taking place in New Orleans this week, Turnitin announced that its Turnitin Draft Coach now integrates with Microsoft Word on the Web. It was previously available only for Google Docs.