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 Wonder Workshop Debuts New Robotics Coding Language http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-debuts-new-robotics-coding-language.html Wonder Workshop launched ‘Wonder’, a coding language designed uniquely for kids, available through the same-named Wonder app for iOS. Designed to code the way we think, Wonder is used with the award-winning real robots, Dash and Dot, making robotics a delightful experience for every child ]]> Thursday, October 01, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-debuts-new-robotics-coding-language.html Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Unveils HMH Marketplace http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/houghton-mifflin-harcourt-unveils-hmh-marketplace.html Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced HMH Marketplace — an online destination for educators to discover, share and sell resources that enhance the teaching and learning experience. Launching in early 2016, the beta version of HMH Marketplace will feature applications created by edtech developers and start-ups, as well as original content made by teachers for teachers, such as lesson plans and instructional materials. ]]> Tuesday, September 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/houghton-mifflin-harcourt-unveils-hmh-marketplace.html Nepris Releases New Social Features http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nepris-releases-new-social-features.html The newest set of features allows companies and industry groups to proactively reach out to teachers so they can introduce students to career opportunities and bring real-world relevance to STEM. Industry experts and working professionals from companies, associations and research institutions can now "offer sessions" on topics of their choice and - with Nepris' new social features - interact more with educators. ]]> Tuesday, September 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nepris-releases-new-social-features.html Wonder Workshop Partners with Sunburst Digital http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-partners-with-sunburst-digital.html Sunburst and Wonder Workshop have partnered to release three solutions for K-12: Wonder Pilot, Wonder Class 24, and Wonder Class 30. The Wonder Pilot program provides K-5 classrooms with (3) sets of "Dash & Dot" robots, the software apps and a Wonder Teacher Kit, including the curriculum and necessary accessories suitable for small group instruction. Wonder Workshop recommends a ratio of one robot set for every three pupils. ]]> Monday, September 28, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-partners-with-sunburst-digital.html littleBits™ Announces littleBits Education http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/littlebits--announces-littlebits-education.html littleBits Education is a line of products for education that spans the spectrum of integration from a single teacher engaging in online professional development to a district-wide 1:1 program. This fall, Marymount School of New York is the first to launch a 1:1 program, providing students with their own portable invention Kits. ]]> Saturday, September 26, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/littlebits--announces-littlebits-education.html AL Districts Choosing Odysseyware To Meet Online Course Mandate http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/al-districts-choosing-odysseyware-to-meet-online-course-mandate.html In response to a bill recently passed by the Alabama State Legislature that requires each of its districts to provide virtual courses for high school students by the 2016-2017 school year, Alabama districts are choosing Odysseyware, a leading provider of online curriculum for 21st Century learners, to meet the new requirements. ]]> Wednesday, September 23, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/al-districts-choosing-odysseyware-to-meet-online-course-mandate.html San Francisco USD Selects eCivis for Comprehensive Grant Management System http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/san-francisco-usd-selects-ecivis-for-comprehensive-grant-management-system.html eCivis was selected by the San Francisco Unified School District to centralize its grant activities, which includes integration with the District’s ERP system, PeopleSoft. In doing so, eCivis will create an end-to-end grant management system to support the District’s needs and simplify its grant process. ]]> Tuesday, September 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/san-francisco-usd-selects-ecivis-for-comprehensive-grant-management-system.html Carnegie Speech Partners with Sunburst Digital http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/carnegie-speech-partners-with-sunburst-digital.html Founded with commercialized technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Speech provides oral English language learning solutions to top graduate schools. Sunburst and Carnegie Speech have released two new solutions for K12: Carnegie ESL and Carnegie ESP. ]]> Tuesday, September 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/carnegie-speech-partners-with-sunburst-digital.html Introducing Muzzy Lane Author http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/introducing-muzzy-lane-author.html Muzzy Lane Software today announced the release of Muzzy Lane Author, a growing suite of tools for authoring dynamic game-based content. Designed to be mobile first, Muzzy Lane Author puts the ability to create and maintain content directly into the hands of experts who know their subjects best. ]]> Tuesday, September 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/introducing-muzzy-lane-author.html ClassLink Announces OneRoster Availability http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-announces-oneroster-availability.html ClassLink now offers two editions of its platform, Free and Enterprise, giving schools a new way to explore, adopt, and grow with the technology. Additionally, ClassLink has introduced OneRoster into its platform for both editions, integrating education technology’s most effective and secure way to deliver data across a school district’s entire digital ecosystem. ]]> Monday, September 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-announces-oneroster-availability.html The Science of Speed http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-science-of-speed.html The Science of Speed is an engaging, challenging, and competitive CO2 dragster activity sure to get students excited as they design, build, and modify their cars while also learning about aerodynamics, thrust, drag, Newton's laws, and other concepts associated with math, science, physics, and engineering. ]]> Monday, September 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/the-science-of-speed.html HMH Integrates with Award-Winning Osmo Platform http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/hmh-integrates-with-award-winning-osmo-platform.html Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced a new partnership with Osmo, creators of the award-winning platform that is revolutionizing the way children play and learn on the iPad. This partnership, the first of its kind for Osmo, will bring HMH’s market-leading math programs, learning content, and manipulatives to the new Osmo Numbers game, which utilizes Osmo’s Reflective Artificial Intelligence technology ]]> Saturday, September 19, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/hmh-integrates-with-award-winning-osmo-platform.html Edmentum Expands Technology Assessment Item Types http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edmentum-expands-technology-assessment-item-types.html Edmentum announced the release of 2,600 new technology-enhanced item types for the 2015-16 school year in math and ELA. Study Island's technology-enhanced item types are designed to promote higher-order thinking and inquiry to prepare students for more rigorous and interactive web-based exams. ]]> Thursday, September 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edmentum-expands-technology-assessment-item-types.html Vidalia City Board of Education Opens Full-Time Online School for GA Students http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vidalia-city-board-of-education-opens-full-time-online-school-for-ga-students.html Fuel Education™ announced that the Vidalia City Board of Education has launched an innovative program for students in grades K-12. The public, full-time online school, Vidalia Academy, offers students across the state of Georgia the opportunity to learn in a flexible educational model that is tailored to each student's needs. ]]> Thursday, September 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/vidalia-city-board-of-education-opens-full-time-online-school-for-ga-students.html GA Districts Innovate with SAFARI Montage http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ga-districts-innovate-with-safari-montage.html Over half a million students in 20 Georgia school districts are now receiving digital instruction on the SAFARI Montage platform. Fulton County Schools just began their second year of rolling out the Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library and IPTV solutions, and will be introducing the Digital Learning Platform shortly to teachers and students. ]]> Thursday, September 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ga-districts-innovate-with-safari-montage.html Sunburst Digital's Tech Skills Integrated Curriculum http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sunburst-digital-s-tech-skills-integrated-curriculum.html Sunburst Digital has worked with the very best-in-class providers of specialized curriculum for learning programming and coding, each offering their own age-appropriate solutions. The resulting combined suite offers innovative solutions that are instructionally sound, as well as implementable across diverse teaching and learning environments. ]]> Thursday, September 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sunburst-digital-s-tech-skills-integrated-curriculum.html Millions of New Students Using eBooks http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/millions-of-new-students-using-ebooks.html OverDrive announced that nearly 13,000 schools and districts representing more than five million students from 41 countries have access to digital books this school year. Over the past nine months, nearly 1,600 new schools and districts adopted OverDrive as their digital content solution which includes best-selling authors, new release titles, classics and more. ]]> Thursday, September 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/millions-of-new-students-using-ebooks.html James M. Cox Foundation Will Fund Tablets for 1,500 Low-Income Families http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/james-m--cox-foundation-will-fund-tablets-for-1-500-low-income-families.html The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $288,500 grant to EveryoneOn. The grant will fund an innovative pilot program providing 1,500 tablet computers, preloaded with premium educational content, to families in Georgia who are enrolling in Cox Communications' Connect2Compete discounted internet service program. ]]> Wednesday, September 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/james-m--cox-foundation-will-fund-tablets-for-1-500-low-income-families.html Nearpod Integrates with Google Classroom http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nearpod-integrates-with-google-classroom.html Nearpod announced its Google Classroom integration. This integration allows teachers to instantly assign and share their interactive Nearpod lessons with their students using Google Classroom. This works both for the teacher-paced or student-paced lesson modalities on the Nearpod Platform. ]]> Wednesday, September 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nearpod-integrates-with-google-classroom.html TabPilot Supports Assigning VPP Apps Direction to iPads in iOS 9 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tabpilot-supports-assigning-vpp-apps-direction-to-ipads-in-ios-9.html TabPilot announced support for new MDM features in iOS 9, including the ability to assign VPP apps directly to devices. This new feature can make managing app distribution significantly easier for schools, particularly in shared-device environments. ]]> Wednesday, September 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tabpilot-supports-assigning-vpp-apps-direction-to-ipads-in-ios-9.html