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 National FFA Organization, Discovery Education and AgCareers.com Join Forces http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/national-ffa-organization--discovery-education-and-agcareers-com-join-forces.html In today's world, students are always looking for ways to get a jumpstart on the competition, and employers are looking for employees who are a cut above the rest. It's for this reason that the National FFA Organization, Discovery Education and AgCareers.com have partnered to create AgExplorer. ]]> Tuesday, August 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/national-ffa-organization--discovery-education-and-agcareers-com-join-forces.html Waterford Early Learning Math and Science Now on iPad http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/waterford-early-learning-math-and-science-now-on-ipad.html Waterford Early Learning math and science curriculum (K-2) and Waterford SmartStart (pre-K) curriculum are now available on iPad. The latest update includes some 450 activities optimized for touch screens and developmentally appropriate intentional instruction. It’s available now to Waterford Cloud subscribers for free on the App Store. ]]> Tuesday, August 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/waterford-early-learning-math-and-science-now-on-ipad.html US Performance Academy and Edgenuity Help Students Go for Academic Gold http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/us-performance-academy-and-edgenuity-help-students-go-for-academic-gold.html Edgenuity announced that US Performance Academy (USPA), an independent school for competitive athletes, is using Edgenuity's Instructional Services to provide curriculum and educational support to its student athletes. USPA currently serves competitive student athletes, providing a rigorous curriculum delivered through a customizable academic calendar. ]]> Tuesday, August 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/us-performance-academy-and-edgenuity-help-students-go-for-academic-gold.html SC Students Gain Access to Digital Literacy Tools at No CostG http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sc-students-gain-access-to-digital-literacy-tools-at-no-costg.html Learning.com announced the Palmetto Digital Literacy Program (PDLP), in partnership with the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and Department of Education. The initiative will help prepare students for college and career success by offering access to a comprehensive digital literacy skills curriculum and provide teachers and students with assessments that can identify technology challenges. ]]> Tuesday, August 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sc-students-gain-access-to-digital-literacy-tools-at-no-costg.html Project Lead The Way and Digi-Key Team Up To Support STEM http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/project-lead-the-way-and-digi-key-team-up-to-support-stem.html Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics and PLTW (Project Lead The Way), an industry leading provider of STEM programs to K-12 students throughout North America, today announced their partnership to provide electronic components in support of courses through the PLTW network of schools. ]]> Tuesday, August 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/project-lead-the-way-and-digi-key-team-up-to-support-stem.html Credo Unveils New Features, Interface To Enhance Exploratory Search http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/credo-unveils-new-features--interface-to-enhance-exploratory-search.html Credo, the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions, announced today it is introducing several new and updated features to its popular Credo Online Reference Service, the only publisher-neutral reference platform designed intentionally as the starting point for research. ]]> Thursday, August 11, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/credo-unveils-new-features--interface-to-enhance-exploratory-search.html CO2 Cars, Solar Sprint Take Spotlight at TSA http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/co2-cars--solar-sprint-take-spotlight-at-tsa.html Nashville saw 7,500 attendees for the Technology Student Association's (TSA) 2016 National Conference. TSA is a non-profit organization that fosters leadership, education, and opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math for middle and high school students across the country. Membership is open to students who are or have been enrolled in technology education courses -- there are currently more than 230,000 members from 49 states. ]]> Thursday, August 11, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/co2-cars--solar-sprint-take-spotlight-at-tsa.html Renaissance Learning and ClassLink Announce Alliance for SSO http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/renaissance-learning-and-classlink-announce-alliance-for-sso.html Renaissance Learning announced a major new alliance with ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on and rostering solutions for schools. The partnership paves the way to faster, easier access to one of the most trusted education providers and offers millions of educators and students secure, OneClick access to Renaissance solutions. ]]> Thursday, August 11, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/renaissance-learning-and-classlink-announce-alliance-for-sso.html West's Education Group Applauds FCC Action Providing TCPA Clarification for Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/west-s-education-group-applauds-fcc-action-providing-tcpa-clarification-for-schools.html West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-enabled communications services, today applauded Federal Communications Commission (FCC) action that grants broad exceptions for many school-related and emergency communications to parents and guardians under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). ]]> Monday, August 08, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/west-s-education-group-applauds-fcc-action-providing-tcpa-clarification-for-schools.html edWeb.net and Learning Ally Launch PLC http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-learning-ally-launch-plc.html edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community, and Learning Ally, a national nonprofit serving students with learning and visual disabilities, announce the launch of Empowering Struggling Readers, a free professional learning community to assist educators in fostering academic success and a love of reading for their students with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities. ]]> Thursday, August 04, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-learning-ally-launch-plc.html Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services Implements Virtual Reality Technology http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/iowa-vocational-rehabilitation-services-implements-virtual-reality-technology.html Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) announced that it is incorporating virtual reality (VR) technology into its curriculum to ignite the interest of special needs students in STEM careers and support their development of 21st-century work skills. Using zSpace, an interactive VR technology, students learn STEM subjects using 3D, virtual-holographic images that they can move and manipulate. ]]> Wednesday, August 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/iowa-vocational-rehabilitation-services-implements-virtual-reality-technology.html Students at 400 Districts To Learn with zSpace Virtual Reality http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/students-at-400-districts-to-learn-with-zspace-virtual-reality.html Hundreds of thousands of U.S. K-12 students are heading back to school to learn with immersive virtual reality from zSpace. The Silicon Valley education company announced today that more than 400 K-12 school districts across the United States have adopted the all-in-one screen virtual reality desktop featuring education software to support their STEM curriculum, as well as art and social studies. ]]> Tuesday, August 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/students-at-400-districts-to-learn-with-zspace-virtual-reality.html New Mobile App Helps Teachers Discover Digital Content http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-mobile-app-helps-teachers-discover-digital-content.html TES, home to the world’s largest network of educators and a global catalog of classroom resources, has announced a new mobile app: TES Teach with Blendspace. Now available for free in iTunes, TES Teach is a lesson creation and delivery tool that provides an easy way to find and integrate digital resources into daily instruction in the classroom. ]]> Monday, August 01, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-mobile-app-helps-teachers-discover-digital-content.html School Leaders Convene for AASA's Digital Consortium http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/school-leaders-convene-for-aasa-s-digital-consortium.html Superintendents who have championed the creation of successful models of digital learning in our nation's public schools are gathering for AASA's Digital Consortium. During the two-and-a-half day event, school system leaders guiding digital transitions will engage in a meaningful dialogue with their peers that will highlight emerging and successful models of combining digital content and professional development to improve student achievement. ]]> Tuesday, July 26, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/school-leaders-convene-for-aasa-s-digital-consortium.html Epson Recommends Google Cast for Education for Screen Sharing http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epson-recommends-google-cast-for-education-for-screen-sharing.html Epson recommends Google Cast for Education as an easy way to share Chromebook screens wirelessly to BrightLink® interactive projectors and PowerLite® projectors. Google Cast for Education is a free Chrome app that runs through the Chrome browser on any computer connected to a projector. ]]> Tuesday, July 26, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epson-recommends-google-cast-for-education-for-screen-sharing.html REcharge Labs Helps Create Wind Energy Outreach Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/recharge-labs-helps-create-wind-energy-outreach-program.html Culminating a year of collaboration, REcharge Labs and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (AAHOM) will showcase their Wind Energy Program at the Detroit Maker Faire. The program helps students in grades 5-8 explore wind energy concepts through hands-on activities. ]]> Monday, July 25, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/recharge-labs-helps-create-wind-energy-outreach-program.html Urban Search & Rescue; TETRIX®-based SkillsUSA® Event Grows in Popularity http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/urban-search---rescue--tetrix--based-skillsusa--event-grows-in-popularity.html The national popularity of the Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) event continues to rise among middle schoolers, high schoolers, and postsecondary students. This year, 24 teams from across the country convened at the SkillsUSA® 2016 National Leadership and Skills Conference for the USAR national finals. ]]> Thursday, July 21, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/urban-search---rescue--tetrix--based-skillsusa--event-grows-in-popularity.html New REcharge Labs Hands-On Solar Power Kits http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-recharge-labs-hands-on-solar-power-kits.html Teaching children, especially young children, about solar energy can seem difficult, but it is not when you have hands-on activities to engage them. To help educators and parents demonstrate solar energy concepts, REcharge Labs is expanding its offerings to include two new activity sets. The Solar Cork Boat and the Solar Scavenger Hunt are both available as individual kits and class packs. ]]> Thursday, July 21, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-recharge-labs-hands-on-solar-power-kits.html Comcast and HUD in Major Internet Essentials Program Expansion http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/comcast-and-hud-in-major-internet-essentials-program-expansion.html Public housing and HUD-assisted residents living in Comcast’s service area are eligible to apply for Internet Essentials, the company’s high-speed internet adoption program for low-income families. Including homes covered by Comcast’s pilot public housing expansion announced in March, an estimated total of up to 2 million HUD-assisted homes will now have access to low-cost internet service ]]> Saturday, July 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/comcast-and-hud-in-major-internet-essentials-program-expansion.html Flipped Learning Network Modifies Structure To Create Community-Driven Hub http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/flipped-learning-network-modifies-structure-to-create-community-driven-hub.html The Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announces a transition in its organization structure to a community-driven hub dedicated to sharing best practices. As it grows, FLN will utilize the body of knowledge within the organization by offering a facilitated network centered on professional development. As part of its transition, FLN will move from annual events to continual growth opportunities, occurring throughout the year. ]]> Tuesday, July 12, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/flipped-learning-network-modifies-structure-to-create-community-driven-hub.html