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 KS Elementary School Students Get Britannica e-Book Library http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ks-elementary-school-students-get-britannica-e-book-library.html Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide. The Britannica e-book collection consists of curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate volumes for each grade in science, social studies, language arts and other core subjects. ]]> Wednesday, September 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ks-elementary-school-students-get-britannica-e-book-library.html Gender Gaps Exist in K-12 School Technology Leadership http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/gender-gaps-exist-in-k-12-school-technology-leadership.html ]]> Wednesday, September 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/gender-gaps-exist-in-k-12-school-technology-leadership.html TETRIX® MAX: First Rate Choice for FIRST® Tech Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tetrix--max--first-rate-choice-for-first--tech-challenge.html As all FTC competitors know, both maneuverability and durability are important in these challenges. Teams need to create robots that can both avoid other robots as well as withstand the inevitable crash of robot-vs-robot action. With these capabilities and more, it's easy to see why Pitsco's TETRIX® MAX Building System is the top choice for FTC teams worldwide. ]]> Wednesday, September 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tetrix--max--first-rate-choice-for-first--tech-challenge.html "Of the People" Virtual Field Trip Series Expands http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/-of-the-people--virtual-field-trip-series-exxxxxxxxpands.html The White House and Discovery Education announced today the expansion of the popular "Of the People: Live from the White House" virtual field trip series. Offering upper elementary, middle and high school students unique access to White House and government officials as well as subject matter experts, ]]> Wednesday, September 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/-of-the-people--virtual-field-trip-series-exxxxxxxxpands.html FIRST® LEGO® League Program Challenges Students http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/first--lego--league-program-challenges-students.html FIRST® announced that the 2014/2015 FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) season would task students to explore the future of learning as part of a new Challenge called FLL WORLD CLASSSM. More than 260,000 children in nearly 80 countries will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn in the 21st century, and will develop their own innovative tools to help others gather knowledge as part of the FLL season Challenge. ]]> Tuesday, September 16, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/first--lego--league-program-challenges-students.html DynaVox Compass Arrives on iPad http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dynavox-compass-arrives-on-ipad.html DynaVox announced today that its DynaVox Compass software is now available for an affordable, one-time app purchase. The comprehensive AAC software can now be purchased directly on a user’s, caregiver’s or teacher’s iPad through the Apple App Store, making the DynaVox Compass App the most portable, comprehensive and accessible communication app for those with disabilities. ]]> Wednesday, September 10, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dynavox-compass-arrives-on-ipad.html NEC Display Introduces New Generation of Multimedia Installation Projectors http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nec-display-introduces-new-generation-of-multimedia-installation-projectors.html NEC Display Solutions of America announced today its latest generation of PA Series projectors, succeeding NEC's market-leading models in the installation projector category. The projectors offer the greatest opportunity for instructors in higher education. The powerful LCD projectors offer bright images transmitted from laptops, tablets, smart phones and local area networks. This allows interactivity in the classroom to be done with ease. ]]> Tuesday, September 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nec-display-introduces-new-generation-of-multimedia-installation-projectors.html ISTE Awarded Grant To Share Best Practices for Leveraging Technology for Common Core http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/iste-awarded-grant-to-share-best-practices-for-leveraging-technology-for-common-core.html The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the recipient of a grant as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support scaling digital age implementation of the Common Core State Standards. With this grant, ISTE will build a Common Core Teacher Practice Network to publish 200 participant-generated examples, artifacts and resources to support teachers as they implement the standards. ]]> Monday, September 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/iste-awarded-grant-to-share-best-practices-for-leveraging-technology-for-common-core.html CoSN Partners with CGCS To Help Districts Save Dollars, Improve Efficiencies http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/cosn-partners-with-cgcs-to-help-districts-save-dollars--improve-efficiencies.html The Council of the Great City Schools today announced an agreement that will provide CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) members access to a collection of information technology key performance indicators (KPIs) in the ActPoint® KPI Performance Management System. ]]> Monday, September 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/cosn-partners-with-cgcs-to-help-districts-save-dollars--improve-efficiencies.html Edgenuity Announces New CA Course Approvals http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edgenuity-announces-new-ca-course-approvals.html Edgenuity announced that 34 of its courses have been reviewed by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and found to meet its a-g subject area requirements through the 2015-2016 school year. Most recently, Edgenuity's Expository Reading and Writing course and Advanced Placement® (AP®) World History course have received a-g approval. ]]> Monday, September 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edgenuity-announces-new-ca-course-approvals.html Hatch Early Learning Launches Mobile Learning Technology in Dalla ISD PreK http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/hatch-early-learning-launches-mobile-learning-technology-in-dalla-isd-prek.html Showing a continued commitment to provide a high-quality Pre-K program for its students, Dallas Independent School District has partnered with Hatch®, the leading provider of early learning technology, to implement 171 Hatch iStartSmart® Mobile tablets into its classrooms this fall. ]]> Monday, September 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/hatch-early-learning-launches-mobile-learning-technology-in-dalla-isd-prek.html zSpace 200 Next Generation Virtual Reality Solution http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/zspace-200-next-generation-virtual-reality-solution.html In classrooms around the country students will have the ultimate immersive learning experience, dissecting human hearts, diving into volcanoes and testing physics outcomes in Jupiter's gravity. And they won't have to worry about limited supplies or student safety when they learn with zSpace 200. The next generation of immersive virtual technology delivers a futuristic hardware and software system that brings abstract concepts to life. ]]> Saturday, September 06, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/zspace-200-next-generation-virtual-reality-solution.html Suite of iOS Apps for Science Education and 21st Century Skills http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/suite-of-ios-apps-for-science-education-and-21st-century-skills.html Carolina Biological Supply has released several science education apps for the iPad and iPhone and are approaching 150,000 downloads. There are free apps, as well as premium and high definition versions, covering science topics from chemical equations and atomic structure to owl pellet dissection. ]]> Saturday, September 06, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/suite-of-ios-apps-for-science-education-and-21st-century-skills.html Amplify Announces New Tablet Pricing and Features http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/amplify-announces-new-tablet-pricing-and-features.html In an effort to provide more educational value at a lower cost to schools across the country, Amplify announced new pricing, resources and accessories for the Amplify Tablet System (now the Amplify System). The Amplify System includes the ruggedized Amplify Tablet, instructional software, vetted K­-12 content and expert support. ]]> Saturday, September 06, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/amplify-announces-new-tablet-pricing-and-features.html CrazyForEducation's uTutor.me Provides Online Video Tutoring http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/crazyforeducation-s-ututor-me-provides-online-video-tutoring.html CrazyForEducation's uTutor.me website offers academic content created by expert teachers, including a wide variety of math help, such as algebra, calculus, and geometry, as well as science including chemistry, physics, and more. For students, it's like having their own personal tutor for all their math and science needs, not only during the summer, but throughout the academic school year. ]]> Thursday, September 04, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/crazyforeducation-s-ututor-me-provides-online-video-tutoring.html The EDvantage Adds 800 New Resources http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-edvantage-adds-800-new-resources.html The EDvantage, a free online resource hub for educators, announces the addition of more than 800 resources to its content library for the 2014-15 school year. The update brings the total number of content available to nearly 3,000 items. ]]> Thursday, September 04, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-edvantage-adds-800-new-resources.html BenQ Now Shipping Interactive Flat Panel Display http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/benq-now-shipping-interactive-flat-panel-display.html BenQ America Corp. announced the official release of its latest interactive flat panel (IFP) display: the RP700+. Designed to increase classroom interaction, boardroom collaboration, and make wayfinding more intuitive, the 70-inch full HD display uses six-point multitouch technology to provide incredibly responsive feedback and more accurate positioning. ]]> Wednesday, September 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/benq-now-shipping-interactive-flat-panel-display.html CK-12 and Clever Team To Deliver Secure Integration http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ck-12-and-clever-team-to-deliver-secure-integration.html K-12 announced today that it is partnering with Clever, which provides students and teachers single sign-on access to their favorite applications, and provides districts simple and secure integration with their student information system (SIS). The partnership with Clever will make it easier for districts to deploy CK-12, and for users to access their customizable CK-12 Math and Science content. ]]> Wednesday, September 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ck-12-and-clever-team-to-deliver-secure-integration.html Ingram and ProQuest Expand Ebook Collaboration http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ingram-and-proquest-expand-ebook-collaboration.html Ingram Content Group Inc., and ProQuest LLC today announced an expanded e-book collaboration that benefits libraries worldwide. Earlier this year, the companies teamed to make titles from Ebook Library (EBL) available through Ingram's OASIS® content platform. Ingram has now added ebrary’s vast range of titles, integrating all ProQuest e-book titles within the platform, simplifying acquisition for the companies’ shared customers. ]]> Wednesday, September 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ingram-and-proquest-expand-ebook-collaboration.html More Than 70 School Districts Start the Year with Centricity2 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/more-than-70-school-districts-start-the-year-with-centricity2.html More than 70 school districts from across the country will start the new school year with a more engaged and connected community. Powered by the Schoolwires Centricity2 community management system, these K-12 communities are poised to enjoy fast access to critical information, mobile compatibility, and new multi-media features. ]]> Wednesday, August 27, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/more-than-70-school-districts-start-the-year-with-centricity2.html