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 Scholarship Funds for After-School Version of VHS Online STEM Course http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/scholarship-funds-for-after-school-version-of-vhs-online-stem-course.html The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition presented the Spacecom STEM Award to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, which will use the award to fund club member access to an after-school version of Space Station Academy, an online course offered through The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.). ]]> Friday, January 13, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/scholarship-funds-for-after-school-version-of-vhs-online-stem-course.html K-12 Students Borrow Record Number of eBooks and Audiobooks in 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/k-12-students-borrow-record-number-of-ebooks-and-audiobooks-in-2016.html The number of digital books borrowed on OverDrive's K-12 digital reading platform is up 48% compared to 2015. K-12 students are reading more eBooks and audiobooks, and while an increasing number of schools are moving their curriculum books to digital, more than half of all eBooks read in K-12 classrooms are for pleasure reading according to a School Library Journal survey. ]]> Wednesday, January 11, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/k-12-students-borrow-record-number-of-ebooks-and-audiobooks-in-2016.html TeacherLists Partners with MemberHub http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/teacherlists-partners-with-memberhub.html TeacherLists announces its partnership with MemberHub, a provider of online school communications solutions. This new partnership will integrate TeacherLists supply list functionality with MemberHub’s school sites and mobile application in time for back-to-school 2017. ]]> Tuesday, January 10, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/teacherlists-partners-with-memberhub.html International Digital Publisher Partners with Mackin http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/international-digital-publisher-partners-with-mackin.html AWARD Reading Online is a comprehensive digital resource containing leveled fiction and nonfiction eBooks and activities plus a formative assessment package for K–2. It offers an opportunity for teachers to combine the quality resources in Mackin Classroom with curriculum material for use in guided and shared reading, ELL support and take home reading. ]]> Tuesday, January 10, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/international-digital-publisher-partners-with-mackin.html Workbench To Provide Its Virtual Maker Space to MD Public Libraries http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/workbench-to-provide-its-virtual-maker-space-to-md-public-libraries.html Workbench and Maryland's network of public libraries have partnered to launch an online maker space for libraries throughout the state. Libraries are increasingly becoming hubs for the maker movement - providing virtual and augmented reality tools, programmable robots and drones, computer labs and collaboration spaces. This partnership uses Workbench's platform to expand these communities online. ]]> Monday, January 09, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/workbench-to-provide-its-virtual-maker-space-to-md-public-libraries.html Makey Makey Partners with Workbench http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/makey-makey-partners-with-workbench.html Makey Makey, which produces invention kits, has partnered with project-based learning leader Workbench to launch Makey Makey Labz, an online community for students, educators and fans. The online community, powered by Workbench, is a place for users to share their Makey Makey inventions and find inspiration from other inventors around the world. ]]> Saturday, January 07, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/makey-makey-partners-with-workbench.html Workbench Partners with Clever To Offer Synchronized Single Sign In http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/workbench-partners-with-clever-to-offer-synchronized-single-sign-in.html Project-based learning leader Workbench today announced a further integration with education platform Clever to expand on the single sign in to Workbench's online communities for makers, inventors and educators and offer complete synchronization with a school's student information system (SIS). ]]> Thursday, January 05, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/workbench-partners-with-clever-to-offer-synchronized-single-sign-in.html INROADS and STEMBoard Join Forces To Increase Diversity in STEM/STEAM http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/inroads-and-stemboard-join-forces-to-increase-diversity-in-stem-steam.html INROADS, Inc. and STEMBoard have formed a strategic alliance to expand opportunities in STEM/STEAM for underserved students, professionals and entrepreneurs. INROADS is a non-profit focused on development and career preparation for talented, underserved youth. STEMBoard is a technology solutions company that works to close the achievement gap by empowering historically underrepresented youth to help build transformational technologies. ]]> Saturday, December 31, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/inroads-and-stemboard-join-forces-to-increase-diversity-in-stem-steam.html GoTouch Turns Any Screen into Interactive Whiteboard http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/gotouch-turns-any-screen-into-interactive-whiteboard.html GoTouch is a portable, easy-to-use device that instantly turns any TV or projector into a giant interactive touchscreen whiteboard you can write or draw on. With a few simple steps, GoTouch pens let teams scribble to their hearts' content—brainstorming, improving on concepts, sharing sparks of inspiration, annotating, and delivering dynamic presentations that bring ideas to life. ]]> Wednesday, December 14, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/gotouch-turns-any-screen-into-interactive-whiteboard.html Bloomz Offers Class Messenger Users a One-Click Transition http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/bloomz-offers-class-messenger-users-a-one-click-transition.html Class Messenger announced that it would permanently shut down its service on December 23, leaving thousands of users without a communication tool for their classroom right before the holiday break. Bloomz has stepped up to offer an easy way for teachers and parents who had been using Class Messenger to keep in touch without missing a step. ]]> Wednesday, December 14, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/bloomz-offers-class-messenger-users-a-one-click-transition.html Epson Introduces Projector with Ultra-Long Lamp Life http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epson-introduces-projector-with-ultra-long-lamp-life.html Epson announced the PowerLite® 975W projector - Epson's first classroom projector to offer up to a 10,000-hour lamp life in Bright Mode1. Featuring 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness2 and WXGA resolution, the new projector delivers vivid, widescreen images, even in well-lit classrooms. ]]> Tuesday, December 13, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epson-introduces-projector-with-ultra-long-lamp-life.html LA District Taps E-rate, Funds For Learning to Create 1:1 Infrastructure http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/la-district-taps-e-rate--funds-for-learning-to-create-1-1-infrastructure.html When Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) embarked upon an ambitious 1:1 device initiative, the district turned to E-rate experts at Funds For Learning to guide administrators through the funding process. LPSS used the subsequent funding to develop a district-wide infrastructure capable of supporting more than 30,000 end users. ]]> Tuesday, December 13, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/la-district-taps-e-rate--funds-for-learning-to-create-1-1-infrastructure.html Sprint Announces 1Million Project Pilot Participants http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sprint-announces-1million-project-pilot-participants.html Approximately 4,000 students in 11 cities across the country will be the first to receive a free mobile device and free high-speed wireless internet connectivity through Sprint (NYSE:S) and the Sprint Foundation’s 1Million Project pilot program. Upon successful completion of the pilot program, which begins in January 2017, schools will also be invited to join the multiyear initiative through its entirety when it rolls out nationwide rollout for the 2017-2018 school year. ]]> Monday, December 12, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sprint-announces-1million-project-pilot-participants.html VHS Introduces Two New Judaic Studies Courses http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vhs-introduces-two-new-judaic-studies-courses.html The Virtual High School's Online Judaic Studies Consortium (OJSC) is offering two new courses for the spring 2017 semester. One is A Look at Contemporary Israel through the Eyes of Tanakh, developed and taught by Rabbi Jeffrey Schrager. The other is Responsibility and Restitution: Perek HaChovel, ]]> Monday, December 12, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vhs-introduces-two-new-judaic-studies-courses.html ID District Chooses Technology from PASCO Scientific http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/id-district-chooses-technology-from-pasco-scientific.html Recognizing that a sound grounding in science strengthens many of the skills students need and use every day, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools (CDPS) recently established a new, comprehensive science philosophy to foster scientific literacy. To help facilitate this new approach, CDPS has begun using lab- and inquiry-based solutions from PASCO® Scientific in all grade 6-8 science classes. ]]> Saturday, December 10, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/id-district-chooses-technology-from-pasco-scientific.html Discovery Adds New ViR Experiences and Digital Content http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/discovery-adds-new-vir-experiences-and-digital-content.html Discovery Education announced today the addition of three new virtual reality experiences and more than 350 other digital assets to its award winning Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Techbook™ services. This new content further empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support the success of all learners. ]]> Thursday, December 08, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/discovery-adds-new-vir-experiences-and-digital-content.html The New York Academy of Sciences' New STEM Education Certification Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-new-york-academy-of-sciences--new-stem-education-certification-program.html The Global STEM Alliance (GSA) STEM Education Framework is based on the latest learning science and education research The GSA STEM Certification Program certifyies materials that align to the GSA STEM Education Framework. Any curriculum, set of instructional materials, educational program, or product intended for formal or informal STEM learning may be reviewed, ]]> Thursday, December 08, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-new-york-academy-of-sciences--new-stem-education-certification-program.html Salsify Launches STEM Program in Boston Public Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/salsify-launches-stem-program-in-boston-public-schools.html Salsify today launched a STEM education program to help increase diversity and ensure a strong pipeline of local STEM workers from underserved schools in Boston. The local tech company is dedicated to offering early exposure in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math in order to help shape tomorrow's technology leaders and work toward closing the ever-growing skills gap in these fields. ]]> Wednesday, December 07, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/salsify-launches-stem-program-in-boston-public-schools.html Mackin Marches into Makerspace with MackinMaker® Website http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mackin-marches-into-makerspace-with-mackinmaker--website.html Mackin announced the formation of their new specialty division and accompanying website, MackinMaker.com. Tapping into the success of the national Makerspace revolution, MackinMaker offers customers hundreds of maker-related products, books and starter kits, ideal for the novice all the way to the experienced Makerspace practitioner. ]]> Tuesday, December 06, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mackin-marches-into-makerspace-with-mackinmaker--website.html edWeb.net Announces Mackin Sponsorship of Emerging Tech PLC for School Librarians http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-announces-mackin-sponsorship-of-emerging-tech-plc-for-school-librarians.html edWeb.net announces Mackin Educational Resources as the new sponsor of Emerging Tech, a free professional learning community (PLC) that helps librarians integrate technology into school library programs. The Emerging Tech community began in 2010 and has over 10,000 members who are on the leading edge of transforming libraries into centers for 21st century learning. ]]> Monday, December 05, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-announces-mackin-sponsorship-of-emerging-tech-plc-for-school-librarians.html