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 edWeb.net and Britannica Digital Learning Ignite New PLC http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-britannica-digital-learning-ignite-new-plc.html Britannica Digital Learning is partnering with edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community, to present Ignite Digital Learning, a free professional learning community (PLC) where educators, librarians, and administrators can explore strategies and tactics for getting every child to be a better thinker, better reader, and better writer, through the use of digital resources. ]]> Thursday, October 16, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-britannica-digital-learning-ignite-new-plc.html Pearson Study Reveals Significant Accessibility Challenges http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pearson-study-reveals-significant-accessibility-challenges.html According to a recent study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson, students face challenges accessing digital resources at school. While 93% elementary, middle and high school students have wireless access to the Internet at home, the survey revealed that connectivity shrinks when they get to school -- only 62% have wireless access there, according to the Pearson Student Mobile Device Survey 2014. ]]> Tuesday, October 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pearson-study-reveals-significant-accessibility-challenges.html edWeb.net Surpasses 100,000 Members on World Teacher Day http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-surpasses-100-000-members-on-world-teacher-day.html edWeb.net, a free professional learning and social network, surpassed 100,000 members on Oct. 5, World Teacher Day, and just as educators around the world began celebrating Connected Educator Month. edWeb.net now has more than 100,000 members who have formed more than 1,200 communities for collaboration. ]]> Monday, October 13, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-surpasses-100-000-members-on-world-teacher-day.html School Improvement Network and Swivl Partner http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/school-improvement-network-and-swivl-partner.html School Improvement Network and Swivl announced a new partnership to bring educators a new level of professional learning by enabling them to capture and share their own lessons and teaching with colleagues and administrators for feedback and collaboration. Educators will have this enhanced capability through the Swivl robot accessory, now available through School Improvement Network. ]]> Saturday, October 11, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/school-improvement-network-and-swivl-partner.html Schoology Releases Native Mobile Annotations and Improved Grading Workflows http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schoology-releases-native-mobile-annotations-and-improved-grading-workflows.html A new update to Schoology's iOS mobile application streamlines instructor grading and workflows with the ability to annotate assignments right within the Schoology app. Now instructors can easily give feedback to students and write comments without using third-party add-ins. ]]> Saturday, October 11, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schoology-releases-native-mobile-annotations-and-improved-grading-workflows.html Sethi Petroleum Teams with Nepris for Virtual Geography Lesson http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sethi-petroleum-teams-with-nepris-for-virtual-geography-lesson.html Middle school students in in Grapevine, Texas, participated in a virtual learning session with Sethi Petroleum's Geologist, Alex Gray, last week. The accelerated seventh grade science class at Cross Timbers Middle School of Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District received a one-on-one lesson focusing on geographical concepts including topographic maps. ]]> Saturday, October 11, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sethi-petroleum-teams-with-nepris-for-virtual-geography-lesson.html Tripod Puts Tool for Professional Learning into Hands of Teachers http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tripod-puts-tool-for-professional-learning-into-hands-of-teachers.html Tripod, the nation's leading provider of classroom-level student surveys, announced today a new offering for 3rd to 12th grade teachers. Teachers will have free access to Tripod's new platform where they can administer annual, classroom-level student surveys and receive no-cost confidential online reports to support their practice. ]]> Saturday, October 11, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tripod-puts-tool-for-professional-learning-into-hands-of-teachers.html Funds For Learning Launches E-Rate Survival Kit http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/funds-for-learning-launches-e-rate-survival-kit.html Funds For Learning launches its E-Rate Filing Window Survival Kits for Funding Year 2015. The kits will help E-rate stakeholders prepare for the opening of next year’s window by giving them the tools they need to navigate their way through the E-rate program. New rules for the E-rate program went into effect on Sept. 18, providing the first major overhaul since its inception. ]]> Thursday, October 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/funds-for-learning-launches-e-rate-survival-kit.html Kaplan Partners with Squla on After-School Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kaplan-partners-with-squla-on-after-school-learning.html Squla, a leading European children’s learning technology company, and Kaplan have joined forces to bring Squla's unique game-based K-6 learning program into the homes of U.S. elementary school children. The partnership integrates Kaplan’s highly effective content into Squla’s proven game-based learning program. ]]> Wednesday, October 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kaplan-partners-with-squla-on-after-school-learning.html Vernier Expands Wireless Sensors for Tablets http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vernier-expands-wireless-sensors-for-tablets.html To help teachers and students further leverage mobile devices in the science and STEM classroom, Vernier Software & Technology has expanded its line of wireless sensors with the Go Wireless pH® and the NODE+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules. ]]> Wednesday, October 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vernier-expands-wireless-sensors-for-tablets.html OverDrive Adds More Than 200 New Publishers to eBook Catalog http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/overdrive-adds-more-than-200-new-publishers-to-ebook-catalog.html OverDrive announced today that more than 200 publishers have joined the company's network in 2014, 64 of which represent partners outside of North America. Now offering content in 40 languages in more than 50 countries, OverDrive continues to grow its global footprint and expand and diversify its catalog of more than 2.5 million in-copyright digital titles. ]]> Wednesday, October 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/overdrive-adds-more-than-200-new-publishers-to-ebook-catalog.html Netop Updates the Learning Center http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/netop-updates-the-learning-center.html Netop released an update to its web-based student assessment tool, the Learning Center. First released as an addition to Vision Pro in February 2014, the Learning Center will also support the Vision ME iPad classroom workflow app, available in the App Store later this month. The enhancements provide teachers with expanded assessment capabilities and content types... ]]> Tuesday, October 07, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/netop-updates-the-learning-center.html edWeb.net and Schoolwires Announce New PLC http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-schoolwires-announce-new-plc.html edWeb.net and Schoolwires have created Parent Involvement & Community Engagement in K-12, a free professional learning community (PLC) where school leaders can learn how to improve parent communications and better involve their communities as partners in school decisions that affect students and families. ]]> Monday, October 06, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-schoolwires-announce-new-plc.html CoSN, AASA Unveil New Resources To ‘Empower’ Superintendents http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/cosn--aasa-unveil-new-resources-to--empower--superintendents.html The Consortium for School Networking) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, today released a new toolkit and related resources to assist current and aspiring superintendents in building their knowledge, skills and confidence as technology leaders for their schools. The toolkit addresses the changes across the education landscape over recent years, covering key themes, or “imperatives,” of sustainable technology leadership. ]]> Thursday, October 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/cosn--aasa-unveil-new-resources-to--empower--superintendents.html Kids Become 'Makers" with Tynker's Creative Computing Platform http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kids-become--makers--with-tynker-s-creative-computing-platform.html Tynker's new online curriculum uses professional game studio quality content and tools to inspire kids to create projects that they enjoy, and learn computer programming along the way. With Tynker, they can use their coding skills to easily create games and quizzes, and animations that explain math concepts, or complex science topics, such as the phases of the moon and tides. ]]> Thursday, October 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kids-become--makers--with-tynker-s-creative-computing-platform.html SchoolDude's New Mobile Safety Platform http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schooldude-s-new-mobile-safety-platform.html To help ensure schools and colleges have mobile-enabled emergency response plans, SchoolDude unveiled CrisisManager, a new mobile safety platform. SchoolDude launched CrisisManager to help guarantee emergency plans and safety procedures are immediately and readily available to K-12 and higher education institutions via mobile devices at all times. ]]> Wednesday, October 01, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schooldude-s-new-mobile-safety-platform.html uTutor.me Provides Access To Online Video Lessons http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ututor-me-provides-access-to-online-video-lessons.html Education website uTutor.me looks to change how tutoring is done by providing 24/7 access to a large video library of Real Lessons from Real Teachers™. With lessons covering elementary, middle and high school math - including algebra, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus - plus chemistry, physics, history, and more, uTutor.me is an especially valuable resource for homeschoolers. ]]> Wednesday, October 01, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ututor-me-provides-access-to-online-video-lessons.html COPIA Releases Next Generation of COPIA CLASS http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/copia-releases-next-generation-of-copia-class.html COPIA Interactive is once again breaking new ground with the next generation of COPIA CLASS™, an advanced e-learning platform that combines all the features classrooms rely on to make digital teaching and learning simple and effective. The improved version makes interoperability with media even easier and has expanded its platform support, making it truly device agnostic. ]]> Tuesday, September 30, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/copia-releases-next-generation-of-copia-class.html Mackin Announces New Digital Publisher Relationships http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mackin-announces-new-digital-publisher-relationships.html Mackin Educational Resources has added several new publishers to their ever-growing list of digital partnerships. New this September, Mackin welcomes A&J Publishing, Mims House, Newmark Learning (Benchmark) and Corwin Press. These new eBooks will be served in Mackin’s free proprietary digital resource management system, MackinVIA. ]]> Tuesday, September 30, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mackin-announces-new-digital-publisher-relationships.html Clarity Innovations' Guide for Effectively Using Technology To Personalize Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/clarity-innovations--guide-for-effectively-using-technology-to-personalize-learning.html Clarity Innovations has authored a book for K-12 educators entitled, “Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology” and published by the International Society of Technology in Education (“ISTE”). The guide describes in actionable detail how to plan and implement “one-to-one” learning to inform and enhance their individual learning in ways not possible without technology. ]]> Sunday, September 28, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/clarity-innovations--guide-for-effectively-using-technology-to-personalize-learning.html