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 2015 Digital Curriculum Strategy School Assessment Tool & Survey http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/2015-digital-curriculum-strategy-school-assessment-tool---survey.html A tool for all education executives, Curriculum and Technology Directors, the assessment locates where schools and districts stand on digital curriculum implementation. As a national survey of schools and districts, the Learning Counsel, a research institute and new media hub, will collect, analyze and summarize the findings and present them at their Annual Gathering and National Awards event in October. ]]> Thursday, May 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/2015-digital-curriculum-strategy-school-assessment-tool---survey.html Roll a WRO™ Strike with TETRIX® http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/roll-a-wro--strike-with-tetrix-.html If you aim to roll a strike in the 2015 World Robot Olympiad bowling game, be sure to start with the TETRIX® WRO™ Challenge Full Set. The new bowling game in the University Regular category has teams around the world striving to find the perfect combination of a powerful building system and a multifaceted microcontroller. ]]> Thursday, May 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/roll-a-wro--strike-with-tetrix-.html Sycamore Education Partners with Clever; http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sycamore-education-partners-with-clever-.html Sycamore Education, a provider of web-based school management systems, has partnered with Clever, a leading educational technology company. The new partnership will allow users of Sycamore’s student information system, Sycamore School, the ability to share data from Sycamore to other educational applications, such as Google Apps, Scholastic, and many others using the technology created by Clever. ]]> Thursday, May 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sycamore-education-partners-with-clever-.html Florida Districts Widely Adopt ClassLink http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/florida-districts-widely-adopt-classlink.html ClassLink continues to lead the way in Florida with seven large districts, serving over half million students and teachers, embracing the award winning solution. ClassLink delivers one click single sign-on to any website and access to school network files from anywhere. This tremendous growth comes as Florida schools are looking for a simpler technology experience for both students and staff, and lower costs. ]]> Thursday, May 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/florida-districts-widely-adopt-classlink.html Trident Case Debuts Line of Clear Cases To Protect Tablets http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/trident-case-debuts-line-of-clear-cases-to-protect-tablets.html Trident Case™ announced the debut of its all-new Kraken A.M.S. Clear Case with Stand and the Cyclops Sliding Stand Case. The new cases, designed to protect classroom tablets from every day wear-and tear. Equipped with a built-in screen protector and cushioned corners, the casesmeet Military Standard MIL-STD-810G in both drop and vibration protection ]]> Thursday, May 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/trident-case-debuts-line-of-clear-cases-to-protect-tablets.html VA Teachers Hone Suicide Prevention Skills by Talking to Virtual Students http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/va-teachers-hone-suicide-prevention-skills-by-talking-to-virtual-students.html Teachers in Fairfax County have a new tool for learning how to save lives. This year more than 9,400 teachers and staff went through a unique series of online simulation programs in suicide prevention and mental health. They explored the do's and don'ts of what to say in conversations with virtual students in order to have the confidence and skills to support students in real life situations. ]]> Thursday, May 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/va-teachers-hone-suicide-prevention-skills-by-talking-to-virtual-students.html Report from Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning Summit Released http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/report-from-technology-enabled-personalized-learning-summit-released.html Last year, over 100 education leaders attended the Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning (TEPL) Summit...Their suggestions are now available in a final report titled Technology-EnabledPersonalized Learning: Findings and Recommendations to Accelerate Implementation. ]]> Tuesday, May 19, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/report-from-technology-enabled-personalized-learning-summit-released.html Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Educate http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/amazon-web-services-announces-aws-educate.html Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced the launch of AWS Educate, a program that helps educators and students use real-world cloud technology in the classroom to graduate students ready to enter the cloud workforce. AWS Educate is designed to make it easy for educators to quickly and easily find cloud-related course content, incorporate cloud technology into their teaching curriculum,... ]]> Thursday, May 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/amazon-web-services-announces-aws-educate.html Pitsco's New 3-D Printing Curriculum http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pitsco-s-new-3-d-printing-curriculum.html Pitsco Education is doing its part by developing 3-D printing curriculum. In 2013, Pitsco released 3-D Printing: Vehicle Engineering to introduce students to the power of 3-D printing without requiring a lot of CADD knowledge. Now, the company has developed another three-week curriculum unit focused on this booming technology: 3-D Printing: Design Solutions. ]]> Wednesday, May 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pitsco-s-new-3-d-printing-curriculum.html Kershaw County Selects InfoSnap for Online Student Registration http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kershaw-county-selects-infosnap-for-online-student-registration.html Kershaw County School District in South Carolina will implement an online student registration solution with Spanish translation and payment collection. The 10,500 student district partnered with InfoSnap to design and develop a comprehensive solution to improve business processes for administrative staff and increase family satisfaction. ]]> Wednesday, May 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kershaw-county-selects-infosnap-for-online-student-registration.html Teachscape Partners with Swivl http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/teachscape-partners-with-swivl.html Teachscape has partnered with Swivl to further support educators in meaningful video-based professional development. Through the partnership, educators can use the Swivl Robot, in conjunction with their mobile devices, to capture classroom videos of their own instructional practices and then upload them to the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform ]]> Wednesday, May 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/teachscape-partners-with-swivl.html Alabama Grid for Learning Available for Free http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/alabama-grid-for-learning-available-for-free.html EduTone, the company that provides schools with seamless access to web-based resources via its single sign-on platform, the Global Grid for Learning (GGFL), announced yesterday that the Alabama Grid for Learning, the first of its customized and freely available regional Grids, was live and available to students, educators and schools across the state of Alabama. ]]> Tuesday, May 12, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/alabama-grid-for-learning-available-for-free.html Method Schools Leverage Fuel Ed Solutions To Accelerate Achievement http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/method-schools-leverage-fuel-ed-solutions-to-accelerate-achievement.html Offering an innovative blended model of learning-combining online curriculum, project-based learning, face-to-face instruction, and flexible scheduling-Method Schools, a public charter school system in Southern California, began operations this school year. Just a few months after opening, some students were realizing gains of up to two and three grade levels, ]]> Monday, May 11, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/method-schools-leverage-fuel-ed-solutions-to-accelerate-achievement.html Laser Classroom's Free Light Class for Teachers http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/laser-classroom-s-free-light-class-for-teachers.html Laser Classroom, an innovator in light-based education, is launching a free self-paced 5-week online course designed for educators who want to teach children ages 6-14 about the science of light. The course will train in age-specific curriculum, including a flexible array of hands-on experiment options utilizing Laser Classroom's Light Blox Kit. ]]> Saturday, May 09, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/laser-classroom-s-free-light-class-for-teachers.html ParentSquare Adds One-to-One Messaging http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/parentsquare-adds-one-to-one-messaging.html ParentSquar eannounces the launch of a new one-to-one messaging feature designed to establish private two-way messaging between schools and parents. The new one-to-one messaging feature creates a written trail of communication among all parties and includes private messages that can be accessed from email, text messages and mobile apps while offering an all-in-one tool for parent communication. ]]> Thursday, May 07, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/parentsquare-adds-one-to-one-messaging.html Kajeet Helps Educators Manage Student Internet at Home http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kajeet-helps-educators-manage-student-internet-at-home.html Kajeet announces its latest Education Broadband™ program designed to help educators better manage their students’ home broadband connectivity. Now, districts and schools can fully leverage Kajeet’s expertise in designing and deploying safe solutions with its Kajeet Managed Education Broadband program. ]]> Wednesday, May 06, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kajeet-helps-educators-manage-student-internet-at-home.html Shmoop Releases Full Texts wit Embedded Analysis http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/shmoop-releases-full-texts-wit-embedded-analysis.html Shmoop has released the full texts of classic novels, plays, and short stories found on every high school syllabus. Students can read the texts in their entirety and if they come up against a challenging passage, they'll be directed to explanatory summaries and close-reading analysis of the quote. ]]> Tuesday, May 05, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/shmoop-releases-full-texts-wit-embedded-analysis.html Carolina Science Online Used in Over 10,000 Classrooms http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/carolina-science-online-used-in-over-10-000-classrooms.html Carolina Biological Supply Company's digital science platform, Carolina Science Online, is now being used in over 10,000 classrooms in the U.S. Responding to customer requests and insights, Carolina Biological Supply began offering digital content for science education in 2010. These digital assets can stand alone or be used complimentary to Carolina's traditional hands-on kits. ]]> Tuesday, May 05, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/carolina-science-online-used-in-over-10-000-classrooms.html Edmentum Courses Receive Virginia DOE Approval http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edmentum-courses-receive-virginia-doe-approval.html Edmentum has received approved for 67 additional EdOptions Academy courses in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the Department of Education. With many online course providers to choose from, districts use these approvals to confirm course quality and rigor and alignment to standards and to ensure the efficacy of courseware products. ]]> Tuesday, May 05, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edmentum-courses-receive-virginia-doe-approval.html IMS Initiative To Create Interoperable Assessment Ecosystem http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ims-initiative-to-create-interoperable-assessment-ecosystem.html IMS Global Learning Consortium announces the formation of the Executive Board on Assessment (EBA). The EBA’s mission is to set industry direction for years to come and to accelerate the transition to e-assessment by building on the success of the QTI®v2 (Question & Test Interoperability® v2) and APIP® (Accessible Portable Item Profile®) standards... ]]> Tuesday, May 05, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ims-initiative-to-create-interoperable-assessment-ecosystem.html