EdNET Insight - Technology Headlines http://www.ednetinsight.com en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Central by Imulus (http://imulus.com) info@ednetinsight.com Tynker Lets Kids Build Customized Apps Directly on iPad and Android Tablets http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tynker-lets-kids-build-customized-apps-directly-on-ipad-and-android-tablets.html Tynker announced the expansion of the Tynker platform to enable kids to use the Tynker app on iPad and Android tablets to build customized apps, including games, animations and interactive stories and puzzles. Tynker becomes the world’s first visual programming platform to allow all young “makers” the flexibility of creating their own apps on a device of their choice, whether they are programming on the Web, on an iPad or on an Android device. T ]]> Thursday, July 24, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tynker-lets-kids-build-customized-apps-directly-on-ipad-and-android-tablets.html Get More Out of NI's myDAQ tool with Pitsco Action Packs http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/get-more-out-of-ni-s-mydaq-tool-with-pitsco-action-packs.html Getting quantitative data from classroom activities proves difficult, but three packs designed to work with National Instruments' myDAQ data acquisition tool help educators do just that. While Pitsco Education's Action Packs offer an eye-opening look at earthquakes, energy, and heat, the myDAQ is both a powerful and affordable tool for the classroom or technology lab. ]]> Wednesday, July 23, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/get-more-out-of-ni-s-mydaq-tool-with-pitsco-action-packs.html 5 Million+ Tracks Have Arrived in Alexander Street's Listening Collections http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/5-million--tracks-have-arrived-in-alexander-street-s-listening-collections.html Alexander Street Press has just added more than 5.2 million tracks to its award-winning streaming audio databases. Available to subscribing academic libraries worldwide-and offering up to 6.2 million tracks in many regions-the newly licensed content increases sixfold the listening portfolio at no additional cost. ]]> Monday, July 21, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/5-million--tracks-have-arrived-in-alexander-street-s-listening-collections.html Scientific Minds Partners with ArchieMD http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/scientific-minds-partners-with-archiemd.html Scientific Minds has partnered with ArchieMD to add quality educational videos and interactive activities to the life science modules in its Science Starters products. ArchieMD is a “leading provider of visually-based health science education.” Both companies are focused on visualization as a critical dimension to science education. ]]> Thursday, July 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/scientific-minds-partners-with-archiemd.html New, Free K-12 App Provides Formative Assessment Tool http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new--free-k-12-app-provides-formative-assessment-tool.html Verso Learning this week announced the United States launch of its formative assessment tool, Verso App. Already used by 1,700 K-12 schools in 95 countries, Verso App, lets teachers enter the classroom fully aware of students' questions, ideas, misconceptions and what they are revealing as their individual learning needs. ]]> Thursday, July 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new--free-k-12-app-provides-formative-assessment-tool.html BenQ's Ultra-Short Throw Projectors http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/benq-s-ultra-short-throw-projectors.html BenQ America Corp. unleashed its newest interactive classroom tools: the MX852UST and MW853UST ultra-short throw projectors. Designed to bring Colorific™ image quality, easy installation, and PointWrite™ interaction to today's students, teachers, and learning institutions, the devices deliver more than one billion bright colors, provide impressive cost savings... ]]> Thursday, July 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/benq-s-ultra-short-throw-projectors.html Andover Education Launches FULCRUM http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/andover-education-launches-fulcrum.html Andover Education launched FULCRUM, the dynamic teaching resource platform that is the key to cultivating best practices in the classroom, developing collaborative learning environments, and producing the data necessary to understand, innovate and improve classroom practices. ]]> Tuesday, July 15, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/andover-education-launches-fulcrum.html CK-12 New Math & Science Practice App Raise Grades http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ck-12-new-math---science-practice-app-raise-grades.html CK-12 Practice places high-quality STEM education tools in the hands of students across the world at absolutely no cost to them or their school, giving all learners the necessary tools to expand their minds and learn the lessons that will ensure them a bright and prosperous future. ]]> Monday, July 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ck-12-new-math---science-practice-app-raise-grades.html Enlearn’s Spring 2014 Classroom Trials Demonstrate More Effective Teaching http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/enlearn-s-spring-2014-classroom-trials-demonstrate-more-effective-teaching.html Enlearn (enlearn.org) – a not-for-profit K-12 company that is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science (CGS) to harness real-time classroom data to automatically optimize learning for each unique student, teacher and classroom – today announced the results of its Spring 2014 classroom trials. ]]> Monday, July 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/enlearn-s-spring-2014-classroom-trials-demonstrate-more-effective-teaching.html Califone Launches 901 Wireless Headphone http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-launches-901-wireless-headphone.html Califone International, Inc announces the release of its 901 Wireless Headphone. The rechargeable headphone and separate 3.5 mm transmitter connect students to listening activities on computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices. ]]> Monday, July 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-launches-901-wireless-headphone.html edWeb.net Partners with Frog Street Press for New Online PLC http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-partners-with-frog-street-press-for--new-online-plc.html edWeb.net and Frog Street Press will partner to help early childhood educators positively impact the future of young children in the classroom by creating a free online professional learning community on Early Childhood Learning Solutions. ]]> Monday, July 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-partners-with-frog-street-press-for--new-online-plc.html SoftChalk Releases V9 of Content Authoring Tool http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/softchalk-releases-v9-of-content-authoring-tool.html SoftChalk, LLC released Create 9 for SoftChalk Cloud. SoftChalk Create 9 includes an innovative, new eBook Builder tool in addition to a number of other new features such as major accessibility enhancements, Chrome browser support, new media libraries, and support for Google Analytics. ]]> Monday, July 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/softchalk-releases-v9-of-content-authoring-tool.html NEC Adds Two New PA Series Projectors http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nec-adds-two-new-pa-series-projectors.html NEC Display Solutions of America announced today the addition of two models to its PA Series projectors, the PA672W and PA722X. With built-in HDBaseT connectivity technology, PA Series projectors simplify installations by running uncompressed full-HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power and various other controls through one cable and are ideal for corporate, higher education and museum applications . ]]> Monday, July 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nec-adds-two-new-pa-series-projectors.html Schoolfy.com Lets Teachers Find, Create and Share Lessons for Free http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schoolfy-com-lets-teachers-find--create-and-share-lessons-for-free.html Schoolfy has launched a unique lesson-sharing website to help improve education worldwide. A boundary crosser, Schoolfy.com is friendly with social media, email and commercial educational platforms. Essentially Schoolfy gives teachers the power to create “knowledge capsules” within a few minutes. ]]> Saturday, July 12, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schoolfy-com-lets-teachers-find--create-and-share-lessons-for-free.html FSBIT Partners with Scenario Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/fsbit-partners-with-scenario-learning.html Scenario Learning and the Florida School Boards Insurance Trust (FSBIT) announce a partnership bringing the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System to FSBIT member districts, free of charge. The agreement supports school administrators, who are continually challenged to develop new strategies that safeguard their students, staff and assets. ]]> Thursday, July 10, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/fsbit-partners-with-scenario-learning.html Copia Customizes Platform for UT Districts http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/copia-customizes-platform-for-ut-districts.html Copia Interactive is partnering with Utah's State Office of Education to digitally deliver a statewide Open Educational Resources (OER) program focused on state-created science content. The OER program, which already includes standard-aligned science content for grades 3-12, is designed to promote engagement and satisfy the unique instructional needs of Utah students and educators. ]]> Wednesday, July 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/copia-customizes-platform-for-ut-districts.html edWeb.net and Triumph Learning Partner for PLC http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-triumph-learning-partner-for-plc.html Triumph Learning is partnering with edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community, to present a free professional learning community, Assessment for Learning. The goal of this professional learning community is to provide ideas and resources for teachers to help them with instruction and formative assessment. ]]> Wednesday, July 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-triumph-learning-partner-for-plc.html Apex Learning Among Top Providers in California http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/apex-learning-among-top-providers-in-california.html The California Learning Resource Network (CLRN), a statewide education technology service of the California Department of Education, recently published the results of its 2014 e-Learning Survey. The census is administered to better understand how virtual and blended learning are evolving in California. Apex Learning was once again listed as one of the top providers of digital curriculum for the State of California. ]]> Tuesday, July 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/apex-learning-among-top-providers-in-california.html Belvoir Christian Academy Chooses Fuel Education http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/belvoir-christian-academy-chooses-fuel-education.html Belvoir Christian Academy today announced that it is partnering with personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education™ to implement a new blended middle school program beginning this fall. Using Fuel Education's new mobile, standards-aligned middle school curriculum to replace textbooks, ]]> Tuesday, July 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/belvoir-christian-academy-chooses-fuel-education.html Pearson, Microsoft Collaborate on "Fascination First" http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pearson--microsoft-collaborate-on--fascination-first-.html Pearson announced a groundbreaking new learning initiative, “Fascination First” in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. The program puts a complete K-12 learning system in teachers’ and students’ hands, allowing them to realize the potential of technology to transform educational outcomes. ]]> Tuesday, July 01, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pearson--microsoft-collaborate-on--fascination-first-.html