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 Britannica Publishes New e-Books for Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/britannica-publishes-new-e-books-for-schools.html Britannica Digital Learning has just published seventy new e-books for grades preK-12 on a wide range of school subjects. The new titles, which join Britannica's current e-book collection of more than 1,100 volumes, cover a wide range of school subjects, including history, biography, civics and government, sports and animals. Special series focus on biotechnology, history and visual and performing arts. ]]> Thursday, August 27, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/britannica-publishes-new-e-books-for-schools.html Epiphany Learning Launches Version 2.0 of Personalized Learning App http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epiphany-learning-launches-version-2-0-of-personalized-learning-app.html Epiphany Learning™ launched version 2.0 of its Epiphany Learning Personalized Learning Application. A year of research observing how learners, teachers and administrators use the student-centric, K-12 web-based personalized learning application inspired a number of pioneering upgrades enhancing the application’s performance for its users. ]]> Wednesday, August 26, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epiphany-learning-launches-version-2-0-of-personalized-learning-app.html JogNog Partners with Microsoft http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/jognog-partners-with-microsoft.html JogNog announced that its system for assessment and practice is now fully integrated with Microsoft Office 365. As an Office 365 Education Solution, JogNog provides the ability for students, teachers, and administrators to authenticate using Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory and the OAuth2 protocol, offering convenient one-click login for users ... ]]> Wednesday, August 26, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/jognog-partners-with-microsoft.html Knewton Launches Free & Open Adaptive Learning—for Everyone http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/knewton-launches-free---open-adaptive-learning-for-everyone.html Knewton announced the launch of its free, open personalized learning platform. For the first time, any individual can create or use state-of-the-art supplemental lessons to provide students with unique learning paths in real-time. Knewton’s adaptive-learning platform transforms any content into the best data-rich version of itself, then bundles together those pieces of content that are best for each student based on exactly what she knows and how she learns best. ]]> Wednesday, August 26, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/knewton-launches-free---open-adaptive-learning-for-everyone.html Vernier Launches Its Fall 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vernier-launches-its-fall-2015-data-collection-workshop-series.html This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 36 free, regional, hands-on workshops to help both novice and seasoned science and STEM educators alike learn various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their curricula. During each four-hour workshop, an experienced training specialist will work alongside educators to help them explore classroom-ready experiments using award-winning computer and handheld technology from Vernier. ]]> Tuesday, August 25, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vernier-launches-its-fall-2015-data-collection-workshop-series.html Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum Launches on Nearpod http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/common-sense-education-s-k-12-digital-literacy-and-citizenship-curriculum-launches-on-nearpod.html Common Sense Education's pioneering Digital Citizenship curriculum - used by more than 220-thousand teachers in more than 94-thousand schools -becomes available on Nearpod, an award-winning educational technology company that helps teachers create and deliver interactive lessons in the connected classroom. ]]> Saturday, August 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/common-sense-education-s-k-12-digital-literacy-and-citizenship-curriculum-launches-on-nearpod.html SchoolDude Introduces Collaborative Operations Management Platforms http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schooldude-introduces-collaborative-operations-management-platforms.html SchoolDude launched two Collaborative Operations Management platforms, MaintenanceEssentials Pro and EventEssentials Pro. For the first time, SchoolDude’s solutions are available in two comprehensive platforms, helping educational institutions collaborate with their peers, boost efficiency and increase responsiveness, communication and transparency. ]]> Saturday, August 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schooldude-introduces-collaborative-operations-management-platforms.html Wonder Workshop Pledges Funds to Teachers’ Coding Instruction http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-pledges-funds-to-teachers--coding-instruction.html Access to tools and opportunities for schools in underprivileged communities is a matter of the right financial support Wonder Workshop aims to bridge this gap with its dollar-for-dollar match program for Dash & Dot projects through DonorsChoose.org. Wonder Workshop will match one dollar for every dollar donated towards funding projects that bring the Dash & Dot robots to schools in need. ]]> Thursday, August 20, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-pledges-funds-to-teachers--coding-instruction.html Edgenuity Expands Instructional Services to Graduation Achievement Charter HS http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edgenuity-expands-instructional-services-to-graduation-achievement-charter-hs.html Edgenuity announced that Georgia's Graduation Achievement Charter High School has selected Edgenuity's Instructional Services offering and curriculum as the school's primary learning solution. The partnership highlights Edgenuity's ability to offer flexible, engaging instruction across a wide variety of programs and settings to meet the specific goals of schools and districts. ]]> Tuesday, August 18, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edgenuity-expands-instructional-services-to-graduation-achievement-charter-hs.html Pitsco's NI myRIO Kit Opens Doors to Engineering Robotics http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pitsco-s-ni-myrio-kit-opens-doors-to-engineering-robotics.html What do a rover vehicle, a balancing arm, and a self-balancing robot assembly have in common? They introduce students to accelerometers, gyro sensors, algorithm development, wireless functionality, and mechatronics, among other concepts. Conveniently, they can all be built from the new Pitsco TETRIX® PRIME for NI myRIO kit. ]]> Tuesday, August 18, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pitsco-s-ni-myrio-kit-opens-doors-to-engineering-robotics.html New Science Learning Solutions from PASCO http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-science-learning-solutions-from-pasco.html Research confirms the positive impact of inquiry-based instruction on students’ understanding of science. To provide teachers with new ways to involve students in hands-on, inquiry-based science this school year, PASCO® Scientific introduces new hardware, apparatus, and curriculum solutions to engage students in STEM subjects such as chemistry and physics, and motivate them to want to learn more. ]]> Monday, August 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-science-learning-solutions-from-pasco.html Promethean Planet® Surpasses 2 Million Members http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/promethean-planet--surpasses-2-million-members.html Promethean Planet, one of the world's largest online collaborative communities for educators, today celebrates continued growth with membership surpassing 2 million educators from around the world. Created by teachers for teachers, Promethean Planet is an open community where educators can access and share digital resources as well as get ideas and advice from their peers on how to best utilize digital tools. ]]> Monday, August 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/promethean-planet--surpasses-2-million-members.html Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union Launches New Dashboard Powered by OneCampus http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/windsor-southeast-supervisory-union-launches-new-dashboard-powered-by-onecampus.html Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union has selected and rapidly implemented OneCampus to power their new Dashboard, a one-stop shop for school tasks and applications. The modern app-store experience of OneCampus will provide WSESU students, faculty, and parents the ability to search and connect with information and services in one location from any device. ]]> Monday, August 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/windsor-southeast-supervisory-union-launches-new-dashboard-powered-by-onecampus.html Shmoop Releases All-You-Can-Eat Subscription Service http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/shmoop-releases-all-you-can-eat-subscription-service.html Shmoop has just released an all-you-can-eat subscription plan. Shmoopscribers gain unlimited access to literally everything on the site...in addition to the fancy name. Students will be able to enjoy over $10,000 worth of premium products—from the Credit Recovery-enabled 6th Grade ELA Course to ACT® Test Prep—for just $24.68 month. ]]> Saturday, August 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/shmoop-releases-all-you-can-eat-subscription-service.html Mac to School Offers Low-Cost iPad 4 Devices http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mac-to-school-offers-low-cost-ipad-4-devices.html Just in time for the new school year, Mac to School-a leading provider of certified Apple technology for education-is now offering certified fourth-generation iPads to K-12 school districts. Released in November 2014, fourth-generation iPads include a 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Apple Swift (Apple A6) processor, a much more powerful CPU than the 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 in the iPad 3. ]]> Tuesday, August 11, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mac-to-school-offers-low-cost-ipad-4-devices.html Gaggle Expands PD Offerings http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/gaggle-expands-pd-offerings.html Gaggle continues to expand its professional development and training options. Schools or districts using Google Apps for Education or Office 365 can receive onsite or webinar training to meet their specific needs. In addition, they can receive training on Gaggle products such as the Safe Classroom Learning Management System (LMS) or Safety Management for Google Apps and Safety Management Office 365. ]]> Saturday, August 08, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/gaggle-expands-pd-offerings.html PresenceLearning Helps Economically Disadvantaged School District with Online Speech Therapy; http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/presencelearning-helps-economically-disadvantaged-school-district-with-online-speech-therapy-.html Lone Pine Unified (LPUSD), an economically disadvantaged district near the California-Nevada border, found it hard to recruit and retain speech-language pathologists (SLPs) because of its location. To overcome this challenge, LPUSD chose to use online speech therapy through PresenceLearning and is seeing great success. ]]> Saturday, August 08, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/presencelearning-helps-economically-disadvantaged-school-district-with-online-speech-therapy-.html Mobile Safety App Helps LA District Maintain Safe Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mobile-safety-app-helps-la-district-maintain-safe-schools.html SchoolDude announced that St. Charles Parish Public Schools is now using its mobile safety platform CrisisManager. Home to nearly 10,000 K-12 students and 1,700 employees across 28 building locations, St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ administrators, faculty, staff and parents have immediate access to safety plans on their mobile devices via CrisisManager. ]]> Tuesday, August 04, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mobile-safety-app-helps-la-district-maintain-safe-schools.html New Interest Discovery Tool from NextLesson http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-interest-discovery-tool-from-nextlesson.html NextLesson announced the launch of InterestID, a student interest and lesson discovery tool that enables teachers to discover their students' interests and easily find standards-aligned lessons on topics students love. With a fun, engaging interface, InterestID allows students to voice their favorite interests within categories such as sports, books, movies, food, music and gadgets. ]]> Tuesday, August 04, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-interest-discovery-tool-from-nextlesson.html Revolabs Unveils Dean's List Discount Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/revolabs-unveils-dean-s-list-discount-program.html Revolabs®, provider of audio solutions for unified communications (UC), enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications, introduced the company's Dean's List Discount Program. Designed specifically for the education sector, the initiative allows students and educators to benefit from an additional 10-percent instant discount at the time of purchase for any qualifying Revolabs product order. ]]> Tuesday, August 04, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/revolabs-unveils-dean-s-list-discount-program.html