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 Pacific Metrics’ Unity Platform Earns IMS Assessment Conformance Certification http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pacific-metrics--unity-platform-earns-ims-assessment-conformance-certification.html The success of technology solutions that support the digital classroom is paramount to the future of K–12 education. A key component of the digital classroom is the transition from paper-and-pencil to online assessments. Pacific Metrics Corporation is confirming its commitment to this important step through the successful completion of the IMS Global Learning Consortium Assessment Conformance Certification for its Unity™ platform. ]]> Wednesday, April 16, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pacific-metrics--unity-platform-earns-ims-assessment-conformance-certification.html MakerBot Adds 3D Printable Curriculum Content to Thingiverse for Teachers http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/makerbot-adds-3d-printable-curriculum-content-to-thingiverse-for-teachers.html The MakerBot Pyramid of Giza 3D model is a free download from the MakerBot Academy curriculum page on Thingiverse® and is the second addition of curriculum-based models that MakerBot has created to support its initiative to put MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printers in every school in the United States ]]> Tuesday, April 15, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/makerbot-adds-3d-printable-curriculum-content-to-thingiverse-for-teachers.html Califone Releases Ear Bud Headphones http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-releases-ear-bud-headphones.html The demand for audio equipment in the classroom continues to grow, as students increasingly turn to online instruction and mobile devices for language learning. The new E2 and E3 Ear Buds from Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, are designed to meet this demand. ]]> Monday, April 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-releases-ear-bud-headphones.html PARAT Solutions Introduces New Charge/Sync Transport Case http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/parat-solutions-introduces-new-charge-sync-transport-case.html PARAT Solutions introduces a compact tablet charge/sync transport case, conceived specifically for education, corporate training, conferences and other mobile device-sharing applications. The InSync C452 is a universal transport case designed to transport, secure, charge and synchronize content for up to 10 tablet devices (iOS or Android) with up to a 10.2" display. ]]> Monday, April 14, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/parat-solutions-introduces-new-charge-sync-transport-case.html Samsung Launches Technology Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/samsung-launches-technology-partnership-with-boys---girls-clubs-of-america.html Samsung Telecommunications America announced a national technology partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to inspire kids’ curiosity in STEM and bridge the academic achievement gap by providing technology access to underprivileged youth. Through the partnership, a sustainable program model is being developed to increase the access and impactful use of mobile technology in Boys & Girls Clubs ]]> Saturday, April 12, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/samsung-launches-technology-partnership-with-boys---girls-clubs-of-america.html TinyEYE Introduces Mobility into Telepractice http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tinyeye-introduces-mobility-into-telepractice.html TinyEYE Therapy Services is taking telepractice to a new level of educational innovation. They are thrilled to announce their official partnership with Double Robotics, a California-based robotics company known for their telepresent robot, making them the first-ever to introduce mobility into telepractice. ]]> Saturday, April 12, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tinyeye-introduces-mobility-into-telepractice.html ClassLink LaunchPad™ Breaks Record with Over 500 Single Sign-ons http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-launchpad--breaks-record-with-over-500-single-sign-ons.html ClassLink, the leader in personal cloud desktops for education, breaks record with over 500 Single Sign-ons (SSOs) added exclusively to the award winning ClassLink LaunchPad. This breakthrough in SSOs, known as Autologins, securely simplifies the endless burden of logins for over 500 different applications. ]]> Thursday, April 10, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-launchpad--breaks-record-with-over-500-single-sign-ons.html Brain Parade Updates Autism Learning App http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/brain-parade-updates-autism-learning-app.html Brain Parade announces See.Touch.Learn Pro 3.0, the most significant update ever of its iPad application. The visual learning and assessment tool now offers student data tracking, an automatic exercise generator that radically simplifies the lesson creation process, and an interactive wizard that clearly demonstrates each feature of the app ]]> Wednesday, April 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/brain-parade-updates-autism-learning-app.html Alaska Communications Brings Technology to Anchorage School District http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/alaska-communications-brings-technology-to-anchorage-school-district.html More than 50,000 students and teachers in the Anchorage School District (ASD) will have access and increased capacity to new Web-based learning tools, virtual classrooms and faster, reliable Internet thanks to the district’s new technology plan with partner Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK), Alaska's leading broadband solutions provider. ]]> Wednesday, April 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/alaska-communications-brings-technology-to-anchorage-school-district.html Pearson's Virtual Nerd Mobile Math App http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pearson-s-virtual-nerd-mobile-math-app.html Pearson unveiled Virtual Nerd™ Mobile Math, a free math app that provides on-the-go access to a video library of more than 1,500 high quality math tutorials. Now available on the App Store, Virtual Nerd Mobile Math’s interactive tutorials, aligned to the Common Core and other rigorous standards, review fundamental math concepts for middle and high school students. ]]> Wednesday, April 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pearson-s-virtual-nerd-mobile-math-app.html Educators Gain Access to Mobile Learning and Common Core PD http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/educators-gain-access-to-mobile-learning-and-common-core-pd.html Atomic Learning recently expanded its training resources to include staff development on implementing a mobile initiative and lessons addressing the technology components of Common Core State Standards. All of these resources were created by educators who have struggled with mobile learning and common core initiatives. ]]> Tuesday, April 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/educators-gain-access-to-mobile-learning-and-common-core-pd.html Lakeshore Launches Are You Ready? Game Shows http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lakeshore-launches-are-you-ready--game-shows.html Lakeshore announced the launch of a new series of play-at-home games designed to prepare children for the next grade of school - Are You Ready? Game Shows. This exclusive set of innovative and interactive learning games provides an easy way for parents to prevent summer learning loss and improve children's school performance in the coming year. ]]> Tuesday, April 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lakeshore-launches-are-you-ready--game-shows.html Random House eBooks Now Available Through EBSCO eBooks http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/random-house-ebooks-now-available-through-ebsco-ebooks.html EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now offering popular fiction and nonfiction e-books published by Random House, LLC, the world's largest general trade book publisher. EBSCO and Random House have partnered to give customers of EBSCO eBooks™ access to more than 30,000 e-books from some of the most notable Random House authors... ]]> Tuesday, April 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/random-house-ebooks-now-available-through-ebsco-ebooks.html TabPilot Update Focuses on Shared-Use Tablet Implementations http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tabpilot-update-focuses-on-shared-use-tablet-implementations.html Today TabPilot Learning Systems released Tablet Manager 4.0, expanding the feature set that allows for classroom control, monitoring, and management of tablets in shared-use environments. Among the new features is the introduction of configuration profiles, which are sets of pre-configured apps, web-links, and other preferences that can be applied by teachers or administrators to groups of tablets. ]]> Tuesday, April 08, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tabpilot-update-focuses-on-shared-use-tablet-implementations.html New, Online Destination "From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil" http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new--online-destination--from-the-ground-up--the-science-of-soil-.html The Nutrients for Life Foundation and Discovery Education announced the launch of a new online destination, "From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil," designed to give middle school students a deeper understanding of the importance of soil science and nutrients in agriculture. ]]> Friday, April 04, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new--online-destination--from-the-ground-up--the-science-of-soil-.html Mimio Survey: Mobile Devices Have Deep and Positive Impact on Student Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mimio-survey--mobile-devices-have-deep-and-positive-impact-on-student-learning.html Mobile devices are well on their way to becoming an integral part of K-12 instruction, and they are having a noticeably positive impact on students' learning experiences. While mobile devices are best known for their use in 1:1 or BYOD programs, the school administrators, technology directors, and coordinators who were the survey's targeted respondents revealed that mobile learning is not at all restricted to such environments. ]]> Thursday, April 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mimio-survey--mobile-devices-have-deep-and-positive-impact-on-student-learning.html Wildlife Acoustics Announces Be Like A Bat Playhouse Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wildlife-acoustics-announces-be-like-a-bat-playhouse-program.html Wildlife Acoustics is giving young students a chance to peek at the world through the eyes of a bat with its Be Like a Bat Playhouse Program. Each playhouse is more than 5 feet tall and is modeled after a real bat house, letting the imaginations of 4-to-7-year-olds run wild as they become micro bats. ]]> Thursday, April 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wildlife-acoustics-announces-be-like-a-bat-playhouse-program.html HMH Introduces New Collection of Literacy Apps http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/hmh-introduces-new-collection-of-literacy-apps.html Houghton Mifflin Harcourt introduced a new collection of seven elementary grade-specific tablet apps (K-6). The Common Core Reading Practice and Assessment apps are available for download in the App StoreSM and on Google Play™. The apps provide engaging and fun literacy exercises and develop test-taking practice skills aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS). ]]> Wednesday, April 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/hmh-introduces-new-collection-of-literacy-apps.html Listen Edition Launches Free Current Events App for Edmodo http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/listen-edition-launches-free-current-events-app-for-edmodo.html Listen Edition has launched a free current events app for Edmodo. The app provides a teachable public radio news story everyday and makes it easy for teachers to bring them into their Edmodo classrooms. Listen Edition engages students in a new way - bringing them real world stories that relate to what they are learning in class. ]]> Wednesday, April 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/listen-edition-launches-free-current-events-app-for-edmodo.html Muskegon Heights Public School Academy Adopts Online Speech Therapy http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/muskegon-heights-public-school-academy-adopts-online-speech-therapy.html Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System (MHPSAS) in Muskegon Heights, Michigan has adopted PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, to provide 60 of its students with high quality online speech therapy. ]]> Wednesday, April 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/muskegon-heights-public-school-academy-adopts-online-speech-therapy.html