Technology Headlines RSS Feed and Ventris Learning Launch PLC and Ventris Learning LLC, publisher of Toggle Talk®, Code Switching Lessons, and the Sunform™ Alphabet System, have partnered to present Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching. This free professional learning community (PLC) will help educators develop an awareness and understanding of evidence-based responsive instructional practices that help every student succeed academically. Read More »

Dremel Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer

As schools embrace makerspaces, educators are experimenting with technology that encourages communal problem solving and activates imaginative thinking. Dremel, the trusted manufacturer of tools for life and learning, introduces its second-generation Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer to nurture these skills through the application of 3D printing in STEM instruction. Read More »

Insight Outlines Migration Plan for SQL Server 2005

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is approaching the end of its support on April 12, 2016, and millions of businesses, school districts, hospital systems and government organizations will no longer receive security updates after the deadline - potentially opening them up to a series of operational issues and security challenges if left unprepared. Read More »

West Announces New SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Program Partners

West Corporation announced four new partners in the SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Program. The Ecosystem is built into SchoolMessenger Passport, West's Education group's free single sign-on product for districts. The newest partners in the program are Hero from HeroK12, Professional Learning Maps, EdProtect from Education Framework, and Eduvision from JDL Horizons. Read More »

Funds For Learning Announces Updated E-rate Manager Portal

Funds For Learning announces the release of version 16.1 of its E-rate Manager® web portal. Compatible with the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) online tools, including the new E-rate Productivity Center (EPC), the nation’s largest E-rate consulting firm’s system helps applicants successfully manage and prepare their E-rate paperwork. Read More »

Edthena Introduces Video Portfolios

One of the truisms of today's professional marketplace is that some skills are better observed than described. To help fill this need, the Edthena classroom observation and coaching platform now offers a video portfolio feature that enables teachers to securely share up to three teaching videos with external parties, such as principals looking for new hires. Read More »

Hamilton Project Proposes Rigorous Evaluation of Education Tech Tools

The Hamilton Project will release a new policy proposal entitled "Learning What Works in Educational Technology with a Case Study of EDUSTAR," that aims to accelerate our understanding of what works in educational technology. Read More »

Superplus Kicks Off Autism Awareness Month with Special Offer

To kick off Autism Awareness Month in April, Superplus is offering SuperSpeak – an app that facilitates communication between kids with special needs and their parents, caregivers and therapists – at a discounted price to celebrate being named Best Special Needs Solution in the EdTech Digest Awards and to thank those who work to improve the lives of children with special needs. Read More »

Discovery Education's Annual Spring Virtcon

On Saturday, April 16, Discovery Education will convene its annual Spring VirtCon. Classroom teachers and administrators worldwide are invited to participate in this free, day-long professional learning event featuring online and in-person opportunities for educators to explore essential topics in education leadership. Read More »

BenQ Wins TX Department of Information Resources Approved Vendor Status

BenQ America Corp. is an approved Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) vendor. As a Texas DIR vendor, BenQ can be contracted to provide monitors, projectors, interactive flat-panel and digital signage display solutions to state agencies, cities, counties, public school districts and universities throughout Texas. Read More »