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 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 Kensington Offers Affordable Tech Accessories http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kensington-offers-affordable-tech-accessories.html Kensington revealed seven products that were named to its annual list of "Back to School" products. The company's top picks for 2016 include accessories that students can use to enhance their educational experience and productivity, while keeping their devices connected and protected both on and off campus. With some products priced under $30, and all less than $100, students are sure to find something to fit their budgets. ]]> Tuesday, July 12, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kensington-offers-affordable-tech-accessories.html Whitney Brothers Introduces Technology Tablet Desk for ECE http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/whitney-brothers-introduces-technology-tablet-desk-for-ece.html Whitney Brothers, 112-year-old manufacturer of award-winning children's furniture for Early Learning environments, today introduced its new Technology Tablet Desk, featuring an adjustable height desk surface and innovative mounting solution that accommodates any popular computer tablet size. ]]> Tuesday, July 12, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/whitney-brothers-introduces-technology-tablet-desk-for-ece.html SAFARI Montage Integrates with Google Classroom, Drive and Apps http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/safari-montage-integrates-with-google-classroom--drive-and-apps.html SAFARI Montage announced an integration with Google Drive, Google Apps for Education and Google Classroom to provide SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository (LOR) users with Single Sign-On access to their Google learning tools and resources from their LOR dashboard. Educators can easily search and upload Google Drive resources from the LOR and share SAFARI Montage learning objects, playlists and lessons to Google Classroom. ]]> Saturday, July 09, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/safari-montage-integrates-with-google-classroom--drive-and-apps.html Shmoop Releases Online Sex Ed Course http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/shmoop-releases-online-sex-ed-course.html Shmoop happens to have zero shame when it comes to sexuality, sexual health, and the biological functions of sex itself. So they've stepped in to educate students about everything from puberty to dealing with unplanned pregnancy to how to prevent itching in places no one wants to be itching. ]]> Thursday, July 07, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/shmoop-releases-online-sex-ed-course.html Breaking the Spanish Barrier Flashcards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/breaking-the-spanish-barrier-flashcards.html Breaking the Barrier, Inc. announced that Essential Spanish Vocabulary Flashcards, the company's first iOS app, has been selected by Apple as a featured app on the Apple App Store. This groundbreaking app employs state-of-the-art voice recognition technology to enable learners to interact with their device-even offline-to master the most useful words in the Spanish language. ]]> Wednesday, July 06, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/breaking-the-spanish-barrier-flashcards.html New GlobiLab App for Chromebook http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-globilab-app-for-chromebook.html Boxlight and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens, unveiled the GlobiLab app for Chromebook laptops. The genesis for the Chromebook app came after the company realized that while the Chromebook has emerged as a unique utility for the education sector in recent years, many users were prohibited by the limited number of available apps for this platform, particularly in science education. ]]> Sunday, July 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-globilab-app-for-chromebook.html Skyward's New Mobile App http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/skyward-s-new-mobile-app.html Skyward unveiled its redesigned mobile app. Four key features included in the updated app are improved menu navigation, home screen widgets, push notifications, and Touch ID for iOS devices -- among additional enhancements. With Skyward's June 2016 release now live all district clients have access to the new app from a mobile device. ]]> Saturday, July 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/skyward-s-new-mobile-app.html Vernier's Collection of Free Resources http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vernier-s-collection-of-free-resources.html To support science and STEM teachers in delivering quality instruction to their students at the start of, and throughout, the school year, Vernier Software & Technology is offering an abundance of free professional learning resources, support tools, grant opportunities and more. This comprehensive collection of offerings provides teachers with the skills and resources needed to effectively use data-collection technology in their classrooms. ]]> Saturday, July 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vernier-s-collection-of-free-resources.html ISTE and Microsoft Collaborate http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/iste-and-microsoft-collaborate.html The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and Microsoft Corp. plan to combine and expand a host of their world-class initiatives to ensure educators and school leaders around the world have access to school planning and professional development resources. ]]> Saturday, July 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/iste-and-microsoft-collaborate.html Dremel's Idea Builder Ambassadors http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dremel-s-idea-builder-ambassadors.html To recognize educators pioneering the maker movement in STEM education, Dremel, the trusted manufacturer of tools for life and learning, announces 10 Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors for the 2016-17 school year. Ambassadors will receive a Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 and 10 spools of filament to use while sharing their experiences implementing 3D printing. ]]> Tuesday, June 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dremel-s-idea-builder-ambassadors.html Lightspeed Announces Key Solutions http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lightspeed-announces-key-solutions.html Lightspeed Systems announced two new solutions for the K-12 education market, the Lightspeed Systems Bundle for Chrome and Lightspeed Systems Cloud Filter. Lightspeed’s newest solutions were designed to meet the needs of K-12 schools, which are increasingly adopting Google Chromebooks as well as cloud-based network management solutions. ]]> Tuesday, June 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lightspeed-announces-key-solutions.html Wonder Workshop Hits 4,000 Robotics Clubs Milestone http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-hits-4-000-robotics-clubs-milestone.html Wonder Workshop, creators of robots that teach students foundational skills in computer coding, announces registration milestones in the first-ever network of elementary coding and robotics clubs. Four thousand clubs worldwide are registered for the Wonder League, nearly four times the amount of teams who participated in the 2015 Wonder League Robotics Competition. ]]> Tuesday, June 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-hits-4-000-robotics-clubs-milestone.html Califone and Encore Data Products Donate Headsets to Denver Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-and-encore-data-products-donate-headsets-to-denver-schools.html Califone International and Encore Data Products Inc. donate 70 gaming headsets to Rangeview High School – Aurora Public Schools and Indian Peaks Elementary School – St. Vrain Valley Schools. The companies presented the gifts to school representatives today during the ISTE 2016 Conference. ]]> Tuesday, June 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-and-encore-data-products-donate-headsets-to-denver-schools.html Bloomz Announces New Features http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/bloomz-announces-new-features.html the popular teacher-parent communication app Bloomz is announcing a major award and introducing new features, including offering its basic schoolwide product for free. Bloomz also announced four new updates that will be coming to its mobile and web app in time for the upcoming school year: ]]> Monday, June 27, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/bloomz-announces-new-features.html MimioStudio Software Now Free to Boxlight Users http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mimiostudio-software-now-free-to-boxlight-users.html BOXLIGHT Corporation, which offers the education industry's most comprehensive lineup of integrated instructional classroom technologies, announced today that it will offer its customers using Boxlight's array of display products purchase since 2009 the award-winning MimioStudio™ classroom software. ]]> Monday, June 27, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mimiostudio-software-now-free-to-boxlight-users.html K-12 Cloud Possibilities http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/k-12-cloud-possibilities.html CDW-G has launched a new survey to examine schools’ cloud innovation. Cloud usage is on the rise. In CDW’s previous report, schools delivered only 42 percent of their IT solutions fully or partially via cloud. In just two years, that number jumped to 67 percent and in three years, K-12 IT pros expect that number to reach 74 percent. ]]> Monday, June 27, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/k-12-cloud-possibilities.html