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 New App Helps Young Children Learn Mandarin http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-app-helps-young-children-learn-mandarin.html With today's launch of the "Miao Mi" app, parents can easily immerse their young children in Mandarin language-learning just by using their tablets. Created by "Miao Mi," a well-established Mandarin edutainment cable television channel in Asia, the app features award-winning shows and games that reinforce the language-learning. ]]> Wednesday, April 19, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-app-helps-young-children-learn-mandarin.html PublicSchoolWORKS' StudentWatch Suite http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/publicschoolworks--studentwatch-suite.html To ensure it is prepared to act swiftly and effectively if bullying, threats of violence or harmful accidents occur, North College Hill City Schools has implemented the award-winning StudentWatch Suite from PublicSchoolWORKS. The system makes the reporting, investigation and resolution of these incidents easier for administrators to manage, thus making school sites safer and reducing risk for the district. ]]> Wednesday, April 19, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/publicschoolworks--studentwatch-suite.html VariQuest Launches Scan-to-Print Solution http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/variquest-launches-scan-to-print-solution.html Varitronics introduced its Perfecta® 36000STP full-color poster printer. Its fully integrated scanner, mobile printing abilities, and direct USB printing and saving serve to improve school communication, differentiate instruction, bolster academic achievement, and enhance fundraising efforts. ]]> Tuesday, April 18, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/variquest-launches-scan-to-print-solution.html edWeb.net and MeTEOR Education Launch New PLC http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-meteor-education-launch-new-plc.html MeTEOR Education is sponsoring a community on edWeb, Classroom Environments: From Class Set-up to Student Engagement by Design, which is a free online community that will provide educators with opportunities to collaborate on ideas, successful practices, and resources related to classroom environments, student engagement, and more. ]]> Monday, April 17, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-meteor-education-launch-new-plc.html Cricket Media, Parents' Choice Foundation Help Families Balance Screen Time http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/cricket-media--parents--choice-foundation-help-families-balance-screen-time.html This April, Cricket Media and Parents’ Choice Foundation will launch the KEEPING TECH IN CHECK campaign. With the tagline, “a balance, not a ban,” KEEPING TECH IN CHECK offers families across the country a wealth of tools, tips and resources to help them find the right balance between technology and real-life experiences at KeepingTechinCheck.com. ]]> Monday, April 17, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/cricket-media--parents--choice-foundation-help-families-balance-screen-time.html Learning.com and Codesters Partner for K-8 Coding Curriculum http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/learning-com-and-codesters-partner-for-k-8-coding-curriculum.html Learning.com announced a new partnership with Codesters, a leading platform for K-12 computer science instruction, to develop EasyCode Pillars, a powerful online interactive curriculum that incorporates coding challenges and game design into the classroom to cultivate students' coding skills. ]]> Monday, April 17, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/learning-com-and-codesters-partner-for-k-8-coding-curriculum.html Lexmark Announces New Testing Assistant http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lexmark-announces-new-testing-assistant.html Lexmark International, Inc. announced a new education solution for the K-12 and higher education markets, the Lexmark Testing Assistant. The Lexmark Testing Assistant is a cloud-based application that allows teachers to import class rosters, create test answer sheets, scan and grade completed tests, and export student results to virtually any learning management system. ]]> Monday, April 17, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lexmark-announces-new-testing-assistant.html edWeb.net Announces Conceptua Math PLC on Understanding Mathematics http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-announces-conceptua-math-plc-on-understanding-mathematics.html edWeb.net is announcing Conceptua Math as the new sponsor of the free Building Understanding in Mathematics professional learning community on edWeb. The community provides opportunities for math educators from around the world to collaborate and share ideas about best practices for math instruction. ]]> Tuesday, April 11, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-announces-conceptua-math-plc-on-understanding-mathematics.html OverDrive Education Recommends Top 200 Digital Books http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/overdrive-education-recommends-top-200-digital-books.html chool librarians report that eBooks and audiobooks help them reach sneaky readers, Hi-Lo readers and those seeking the privacy that digital reading provides. As a result for the past two years, OverDrive Education has seen a 48 percent growth in eBook and audiobook checkouts in school libraries, due at least in part to the independence and choice digital books offers students. ]]> Monday, April 10, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/overdrive-education-recommends-top-200-digital-books.html Nonprofit HITN Learning Launches New Apps for Preschools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nonprofit-hitn-learning-launches-new-apps-for-preschools.html HITN Learning, the educational division of non-profit, Spanish-language media network HITN, demonstrated its new suite of 15 Pocoyo Playset apps for preschool that prepare children for Kindergarten success in math, literacy and English language development (ELD). The English-Spanish bilingual apps feature familiar characters from the animated Pocoyo series, entertaining while teaching children to enjoy learning. ]]> Saturday, April 08, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nonprofit-hitn-learning-launches-new-apps-for-preschools.html ClassLink Introduces Enhanced Single Sign-On Methods http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-introduces-enhanced-single-sign-on-methods.html ClassLink announced the availability of three single sign-on methods that create fast, easy, secure access for teachers and students around the world. With more than 5,000 single sign-on connectors and comprehensive use of open technology standards, ClassLink is the most inclusive single sign-on platform in education today. ]]> Wednesday, April 05, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-introduces-enhanced-single-sign-on-methods.html Schoology's Increased Google Drive Integration http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schoology-s-increased-google-drive-integration.html Schoology, the leader in learning management systems (LMS) for education, today announced major enhancements to its integration with Google Drive. The updates will allow students and educators to more easily use Google Drive while working inside of Schoology to manage grades, assignments and student submissions. ]]> Wednesday, April 05, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schoology-s-increased-google-drive-integration.html Kyte Learning, Sunburst Digital Deliver 24/7 Ed-Tech Training http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kyte-learning--sunburst-digital-deliver-24-7-ed-tech-training.html Kyte Learning's fresh approach to training ensures there are no more disengaged teachers and administrators left in the dark. Kyte offers a 24/7 mobile/online solution to make all of today's most indispensable instructional technology applications like the full Google™ Suite, Periscope™, coding applications, Kahoot™ and more easy to learn. Hundreds of titles are currently available. ]]> Wednesday, April 05, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kyte-learning--sunburst-digital-deliver-24-7-ed-tech-training.html Impero Software's Partner, SafeBAE, Launches 'Quit This Shit' Campaign http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/impero-software-s-partner--safebae--launches--quit-this-shit--campaign.html To call attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the co-founders of SafeBAE, who are also the subjects of the Netflix Documentary Audrie & Daisy, will launch Quit This Shit, a new campaign to raise awareness about, and put an end to, the online harassment and re-victimization of teen sexual-assault survivors. As a partner, Impero supports SafeBAE and its efforts to keep teens and all students safe online. ]]> Tuesday, April 04, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/impero-software-s-partner--safebae--launches--quit-this-shit--campaign.html First Fully Interactive Coding Studio for Kids http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/first-fully-interactive-coding-studio-for-kids.html Codeverse is the world's first hackable classroom and vertically integrated technology platform designed to teach children ages 6 to 12 the vital skill of coding. The company's kid-friendly programming language, KidScript, and flagship state-of-the-art coding studio bring technology to life, giving children a 3600 square foot interactive and collaborative space that inspires creativity while teaching them how to code projects, games and apps. ]]> Tuesday, April 04, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/first-fully-interactive-coding-studio-for-kids.html Lightspeed Systems Upgrades Web Filter http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lightspeed-systems-upgrades-web-filter.html Ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems has announced the release of Web Filter 3: Longhorn, a new version of the market leader for content filtering in schools. The upgrade offers new features to ease user identification, activity reporting and safe web browsing as well as hundreds of other enhancements. Lightspeed Systems Web Filter 3: Longhorn was designed specifically for use in K-12 schools ]]> Tuesday, April 04, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lightspeed-systems-upgrades-web-filter.html Achieve3000 Sponsors PLC on Differentiating Instruction http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/achieve3000-sponsors-plc-on-differentiating-instruction.html edWeb.net is announcing Achieve3000, the leader in online differentiated instruction, as the sponsor of the free Differentiating Instruction with Educational Technology professional learning community (PLC) on edWeb. The edWeb PLC helps educators improve student learning by providing a free platform to collaborate on ideas for using technology to differentiate instruction and boost students' readiness for college and career. ]]> Tuesday, April 04, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/achieve3000-sponsors-plc-on-differentiating-instruction.html Learning Resources Partners To Show That Science Is Cool http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/learning-resources-partners-to-show-that-science-is-cool.html Kids across the country are getting a hands-on science lesson thanks to a new partnership between Chicago-based toy manufacturer Learning Resources®, various YMCA after school programs and real-life scientists. Learning Resources is gifting participating YMCA programs with a set of new STEM toys,... ]]> Tuesday, April 04, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/learning-resources-partners-to-show-that-science-is-cool.html Vernier Provides STEM Educators with Resources for Great American Eclipse http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vernier-provides-stem-educators-with-resources-for-great-american-eclipse.html On August 21, 2017, individuals across the United States will have the opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years. To help science and STEM educators use the Great American Eclipse as a learning experience, Vernier Software & Technology is providing resources and tips for viewing the eclipse, and they are encouraging educators to share data collected during the event. ]]> Thursday, March 30, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vernier-provides-stem-educators-with-resources-for-great-american-eclipse.html The Virtual High School Expands Summer School Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-virtual-high-school-expands-summer-school-program.html The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.), a non-profit empowering schools with the industry's best online and blended learning programs, is offering three new summer courses. Registration for the new courses, one featuring hands-on chemistry experiments, one exploring classical methods of secret code writing and the third centered around designing a home solar power system, is currently open. ]]> Monday, March 27, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-virtual-high-school-expands-summer-school-program.html