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 Girls Thinking Global Launches PLC on edWeb http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/girls-thinking-global-launches-plc-on-edweb.html Girls Thinking Global (GTG), dedicated to connecting nonprofits that serve adolescent girls and young women around the world, today launched an online professional learning community on edWeb. The community will help educators and organizations connect and converse about ways to nurture leadership qualities in adolescent girls and young women. ]]> Friday, November 20, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/girls-thinking-global-launches-plc-on-edweb.html ENGLISH ON THE GO! New App http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/english-on-the-go--new-app.html People who want to learn English have a convenient new tool to do so.English on the Go is a new app developed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and it is the world's first English study social networking service app. A system that helps people learn English from their own smart phones could benefit more than one billion people around the globe ]]> Wednesday, November 18, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/english-on-the-go--new-app.html Kensington Introduces Hi-Fi Headphones with Mic http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kensington-introduces-hi-fi-headphones-with-mic.html Kensington introduced the newest product in its headphone portfolio, the Hi-Fi Headphones with Mic. Offering exceptional sound, a rotating microphone, universal comfort and a robust design, the new headphones are ideal for the increasingly multi-media rich learning and testing environments of K-12 education. ]]> Wednesday, November 18, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kensington-introduces-hi-fi-headphones-with-mic.html The Learning Counsel Releases 2015 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-learning-counsel-releases-2015-national-digital-curriculum-strategy-survey.html The Learning Counsel released the results of its second annual survey of school and district digital curriculum strategy and transformation, sponsored by Sprint. At the leading edge of this extensive online survey is the factor of homework policy. The survey found that only 35% of districts and schools have established policy on homework limitations. ]]> Wednesday, November 18, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-learning-counsel-releases-2015-national-digital-curriculum-strategy-survey.html itslearning Enhances Curriculum Management Functionality http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/itslearning-enhances-curriculum-management-functionality.html itslearning unveiled its latest platform upgrades. The new core functionality will bring curriculum management capability and content together into a one-stop-shop and ensure that units, lessons, resources, and assessments can be easily aligned to standards, utilized by teachers and updated by curriculum staff. ]]> Tuesday, November 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/itslearning-enhances-curriculum-management-functionality.html Promethean Introduces ClassFlow™ Connect http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/promethean-introduces-classflow--connect.html Promethean launched ClassFlow Connect, a wireless classroom collaboration system that enables teachers and students to connect, interact, and instantly share ideas and information. With ClassFlow Connect, the entire class can simultaneously interact or view and share resources from any mobile device, including smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks™, and notebook computers. ]]> Tuesday, November 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/promethean-introduces-classflow--connect.html Boys & Girls Clubs of America Expands Effort To Close Digital Divide http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/boys---girls-clubs-of-america-expands-effort-to-close-digital-divide.html Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Comcast NBCUniversal announced today the Comcast Foundation has invested more than $3 million in BGCA’s My.Future technology initiative. The grants will further develop the My.Future technology platform and curriculum and give more Clubs access to the technology, tools and teachers to activate the program. ]]> Monday, November 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/boys---girls-clubs-of-america-expands-effort-to-close-digital-divide.html Performance Matters Partners with GradeCam http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/performance-matters-partners-with-gradecam.html Thanks to a new partnership between Performance Matters™ and GradeCam, teachers now have a new way to efficiently access, analyze and act on assessment data to positively impact students' academic performance. The Unify assessment platform now seamlessly integrates with GradeCam web and document camera technology. ]]> Monday, November 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/performance-matters-partners-with-gradecam.html Second Avenue Learning Discusses Role of Games in Middle School http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/second-avenue-learning-discusses-role-of-games-in-middle-school.html Second Avenue Learning announced that two of its principals, CEO and Founder Victoria Van Voorhis and Dr. Anne Snyder have published a chapter in The Handbook of Research on Gaming Trends in P-12 Education. The chapter, "Playful Transition: Serious Games for the Middle School Years," discusses the role of play in middle school, a time of critical physical and cognitive change. ]]> Monday, November 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/second-avenue-learning-discusses-role-of-games-in-middle-school.html Rural TX Workforce Board Launches HS Diploma Program; http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/rural-tx-workforce-board-launches-hs-diploma-program-.html The Concho Valley Workforce Development Board in rural west Texas has partnered with Graduation Alliance to offer an online diploma completion and workforce training program that will help identify dropouts and put them on a clear path to success. The partnership will equip young adult dropouts in the rural Texas area with the education and training they need to qualify for in-demand living-wage jobs, ]]> Thursday, November 12, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/rural-tx-workforce-board-launches-hs-diploma-program-.html PlanetHS Earns Single Sign-on Badge from PowerSchool http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/planeths-earns-single-sign-on-badge-from-powerschool.html Student-life online community PlanetHS is proud to announce that it has earned a single sign-on badge from leading student information system PowerSchool. The single sign-on (SSO) feature, which is available to PlanetHS users now, allows students and parents to use one set of log-in credentials for a number of sites, saving them time and reducing their risk of getting locked out of their accounts. ]]> Tuesday, November 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/planeths-earns-single-sign-on-badge-from-powerschool.html Regroup Brings Mass Communication Tool to PowerSchool http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/regroup-brings-mass-communication-tool-to-powerschool.html Regroup Mass Notification, the award-winning leader in emergency and mass notification systems, and PowerSchool Group LLC have joined forces through an independent software vendor (ISV) partnership agreement to bring K-12 school districts a robust mass communication tool that will seamlessly integrate with PowerSchool products. ]]> Tuesday, November 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/regroup-brings-mass-communication-tool-to-powerschool.html Follett Announces 'Follett Community' http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/follett-announces--follett-community-.html When K-12 educators have questions, more and more are turning to Follett Community for answers. An online gathering place where teachers, administrators and librarians can share knowledge and engage in discussions on a wide range of topics, Follett Community provides members a space to share ideas, solutions, and collaborate with other K-12 learning professionals. ]]> Tuesday, November 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/follett-announces--follett-community-.html Time Warner Cable Partners with i-SAFE Ventures http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/time-warner-cable-partners-with-i-safe-ventures.html Time Warner Cable Business Class announced a partnership with i-SAFE Ventures that makes it easier for schools to meet the mandates imposed under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which is required to receive E-Rate Program funding. Through this partnership, schools receiving E-Rate funds for Dedicated Internet Access from TWCBC will have access to discounted subscriptions for i-SAFE services, which meet CIPA requirements for Internet Policy notification and instruction on mandated e-safety topics. ]]> Tuesday, November 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/time-warner-cable-partners-with-i-safe-ventures.html ISTE and IMS Unveil White Paper http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/iste-and-ims-unveil-white-paper.html ISTE and the IMS Global Learning Consortium released "A New Paradigm for Decision-Making: A district leaders guide to standard-based technology adoption and integration." With the expanding sea of digital learning solutions, this free resource provides district leaders with a framework for using the IMS Global Interoperability Standards and ISTE Standards to inform a comprehensive and robust digital learning ecosystem. ]]> Monday, November 09, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/iste-and-ims-unveil-white-paper.html zSpace's Growing Library of STEM Lessons and Activities http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/zspace-s-growing-library-of-stem-lessons-and-activities.html zSpace unveiled an expanded software offering for its all-in-one desktop virtual reality solution, zSpace for Education. The streamlined hardware and software platforms allows students from K-12 to medical school an amazing opportunity to manipulate virtual, 3D objects ranging from building circuitry to experimenting with gravity and learn concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math. ]]> Saturday, November 07, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/zspace-s-growing-library-of-stem-lessons-and-activities.html itslearning and Clever's Strategic Partnership http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/itslearning-and-clever-s-strategic-partnership.html itslearning announced a new relationship with Clever to provide seamless and secure data integration between the learning management system and a school's or district's student information system (SIS). Specifically, schools and districts using itslearning can now use the Clever platform to ensure that student enrollment records, staff accounts, and class rosters are quickly integrated and automatically updated. ]]> Thursday, November 05, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/itslearning-and-clever-s-strategic-partnership.html The Shift to Online & Computer-Based Testing http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-shift-to-online---computer-based-testing.html According to a new research brief released today by EdTech Strategies, LLC, the 2015-16 school year will mark the first time that the majority of state mandated summative testing in U.S. elementary and middle schools will be administered via technology and not in a paper and pencil format. Only 15 percent of all end-of-year state tests will not offer an online administration option. ]]> Thursday, November 05, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-shift-to-online---computer-based-testing.html Carnegie Learning Launches digitalACE http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/carnegie-learning-launches-digitalace.html Carnegie Learning, Inc. announced the introduction of its newest offering, digitalACE™. digitalACE is an iPad-based application featuring Carnegie Learning’s research-proven core mathematics content for Grades 6–12. digitalACE was designed to address the challenge of encouraging students to learn mathematics deeply and robustly in the very limited amount of instructional time available in the 21st century classroom. ]]> Tuesday, November 03, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/carnegie-learning-launches-digitalace.html Epson Interactive Projectors Bundled with SMART Notebook Software http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epson-interactive-projectors-bundled-with-smart-notebook-software.html Epson announced an agreement where SMART Notebook® collaborative learning software will now be included with Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors worldwide. The addition of SMART Notebook software to Epson interactive projectors provides a potent combination for collaborative learning. ]]> Tuesday, November 03, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epson-interactive-projectors-bundled-with-smart-notebook-software.html