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 Califone Offer Helps Districts Prepare for CCSS Deadlines http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-offer-helps-districts-prepare-for-ccss-deadlines.html Califone International LLC is going the extra mile. The premier manufacturer of quality audio technology for schools introduces a new headphone, earbud and headset program guaranteeing in-time shipment of the essential audio equipment that districts need for spring assessments. ]]> Tuesday, October 21, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-offer-helps-districts-prepare-for-ccss-deadlines.html New Interactive MimioBoard Touch Board http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-interactive-mimioboard-touch-board.html Mimio has expanded its award-winning MimioClassroom™ suite of products to a full range of interactive teaching technology options for collaborative activities and lessons. The company's newest addition, the MimioBoard™ touch board, features six-point Touch 360° interactivity – the highest number of standard touch points available – for best-in-class performance. ]]> Tuesday, October 21, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-interactive-mimioboard-touch-board.html Education Social Media Icons Launch Edchat Interactive http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/education-social-media-icons-launch-edchat-interactive.html Today Edchat Interactive announces the platform that replaces talking head webinars with an interactive, online Professional Development web experience. Nationally recognized authors and social media icons, Steven Anderson, and Tom Whitby join with humanitarian and veteran edtech consultant Mitch Weisburgh to launch Edchat Interactive, transforming the way educators participate in live online professional development. ]]> Monday, October 20, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/education-social-media-icons-launch-edchat-interactive.html SchoolDude's New School Safety Research and Infographic http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schooldude-s-new-school-safety-research-and-infographic.html In recognition of America’s Safe Schools Week, October 19-25, SchoolDude, a leading provider of operations management solutions, today launched a new third-party research study. The results of the K-12 and higher education administrator survey are highlighted in a coordinating infographic: Safety & Crisis Planning in Today’s Schools: Overcoming the Hurdles. ]]> Monday, October 20, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schooldude-s-new-school-safety-research-and-infographic.html Time Launches Time For Kids Classroom App http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/time-launches-time-for-kids-classroom-app.html TIME For Kids is releasing the TIME for Kids Classroom App, a dynamic teaching tool that brings exclusive current events content to life through interactive images, videos, animations, polls, maps and more. The TIME For Kids Classroom App enables teachers to integrate multimedia and real-world connections into their K-6 classrooms, ]]> Monday, October 20, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/time-launches-time-for-kids-classroom-app.html 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