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 Eduplanet21 Releases New Software To Enhance Educator Professional Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/eduplanet21-releases-new-software-to-enhance-educator-professional-learning.html Just in time for the New Year, Eduplanet21 will roll out its new software platform designed to modernize and transform the way Professional Learning is offered to educators. The core features provide an enhanced user interface, new organizational and planning tools and easier access to content allowing more opportunities for collaboration. ]]> Thursday, December 18, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/eduplanet21-releases-new-software-to-enhance-educator-professional-learning.html Raptor Outlines Five Ways Visitor Management Software Improves School Safety http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/raptor-outlines-five-ways-visitor-management-software-improves-school-safety.html Despite heightened national attention on school safety, more than 80 percent of K-12 schools in the U.S. still rely on handwritten logs to manage visitors. A new white paper from Raptor Technologies, the leading provider of visitor management technologies for K-12 schools, discusses how administrators can enhance building security by replacing antiquated paper-based procedures with modern systems. ]]> Thursday, December 18, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/raptor-outlines-five-ways-visitor-management-software-improves-school-safety.html SETDA Launches The Guide To Implementing Digital Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/setda-launches-the-guide-to-implementing-digital-learning.html SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, today announced the launch of The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL), a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. ]]> Thursday, December 18, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/setda-launches-the-guide-to-implementing-digital-learning.html Highlights for Children Releases 'All About,' New Digital App http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/highlights-for-children-releases--all-about---new-digital-app.html Highlights for Children announced the release of Highlights All About, a new bookshelf-style mobile application for use with iOS and Android operating systems. The app was developed for tablet devices from Highlights' recently released themed activity book collection, the All About series. The Highlights All About app can be used independently or in conjunction with the printed book collection to engage young readers, provide interactive play, and enhance fine motor skills. ]]> Wednesday, December 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/highlights-for-children-releases--all-about---new-digital-app.html Lea(R)n Takes Guesswork Out of Digital Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lea-r-n-takes-guesswork-out-of-digital-learning.html Lea(R)n, creator of the award-winning online resource for educators, LearnTrials, today announced that public and private schools, districts and networks of educators all over the country are improving their efficiency and insights when purchasing education technologies for the classroom. ]]> Wednesday, December 17, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lea-r-n-takes-guesswork-out-of-digital-learning.html Promethean Enhances Classroom Collaboration with New ActivPanel Displays http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/promethean-enhances-classroom-collaboration-with-new-activpanel-displays.html Promethean continues to foster collaborative learning in K-12 classrooms with the expansion of its ActivPanel line. With peer collaboration recognized as an important skill for high-performing students, the ActivPanel transforms front-of-the-classroom instructional displays into interactive, digital spaces for both whole-class instruction and small team engagement. ]]> Tuesday, December 16, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/promethean-enhances-classroom-collaboration-with-new-activpanel-displays.html InfoSnap and WSIPC Expand Partnership http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/infosnap-and-wsipc-expand-partnership.html Infosnap, Inc. announced the expansion of their partnership with WSIPC. More than 280 schools and districts are WSIPC members across the western states. In addition to offering its customized online enrollment and registration solutions to WSIPC members, the expanded partnership will include school choice, lottery, and open enrollment solutions. ]]> Monday, December 15, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/infosnap-and-wsipc-expand-partnership.html Performance Matters Partners with Key Data Systems http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/performance-matters-partners-with-key-data-systems.html To provide the timely data teachers need to move all learners forward, Performance Matters™ is partnering with Key Data Systems (KDS) to offer new Common Core items and assessments as part of the Unify™ next generation assessment platform. Unify is the first social platform designed for educators anywhere to collaboratively develop, administer, and share assessments aligned to all standards, including the Common Core, state, and course-specific standards. ]]> Monday, December 15, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/performance-matters-partners-with-key-data-systems.html Dr. Seuss eBooks Now Available for Public and School Library Lending http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dr--seuss-ebooks-now-available-for-public-and-school-library-lending.html OverDrive announced today that the best-selling children's book series by Dr. Seuss is now available for libraries and schools in the U.S. and Canada. Forty titles in open industry standard EPUB3 digital format showcase beautifully displayed fixed-layout spreads and illustrations as seen in print versions. ]]> Saturday, December 13, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dr--seuss-ebooks-now-available-for-public-and-school-library-lending.html Verso Educational App Adopted by Texas K-12 District http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/verso-educational-app-adopted-by-texas-k-12-district.html Denton Independent School District has adopted the Verso app, which activates learning using authentic student voice as a driver for deeper, personalized learning. With the Verso app, which works on any device, students are asked to submit their own independent responses to challenges (designed by their teacher) before gaining access to their peers' responses. ]]> Thursday, December 11, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/verso-educational-app-adopted-by-texas-k-12-district.html Kickboard Releases Parent Student Portal http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kickboard-releases-parent-student-portal.html Kickboard announces the newest addition to its instructional management solution, the Parent Student Portal. By offering families easy access to reports of student behavior and progress on learning objectives, teachers can establish ongoing communication and help parents take a greater role in their child’s education. ]]> Tuesday, December 09, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kickboard-releases-parent-student-portal.html SIIA Releases First Behind the Data Report on the U.S. PreK-12 Testing and Assessment Market http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/siia-releases-first-behind-the-data-report-on-the-u-s--prek-12-testing-and-assessment-market.html The Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) released the first report in a new series of Behind the Data publications. This report is an extension of SIIA’s annual vendor survey reports on the PreK-12 U.S. Education Technology Market, which contain vital data for companies and the education community at large. ]]> Saturday, December 06, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/siia-releases-first-behind-the-data-report-on-the-u-s--prek-12-testing-and-assessment-market.html NEC Display's New Ultra-Short-Throw Projectors http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nec-display-s-new-ultra-short-throw-projectors.html NEC Display Solutions of America announced today the UM351W and UM361X ultra-short-throw projectors. The units enrich the classroom learning experience while improving the ability of business professionals to collaborate on projects and to meet the increasing challenges of a digital, mobile economy. ]]> Thursday, December 04, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nec-display-s-new-ultra-short-throw-projectors.html Schoolwires Selected To Create Future Ready Schools Website http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schoolwires-selected-to-create-future-ready-schools-website.html Schoolwires, Inc. will design, develop, and host the Future Ready Schools website where all district leaders nationwide are being invited to pledge their commitment to work with educators, families, and community members to make all of their schools Future Ready. The site is also the resource hub to encourage and support district leaders as they transition their districts to personalized, digital learning. ]]> Thursday, December 04, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/schoolwires-selected-to-create-future-ready-schools-website.html WGBH Launches New Bilingual Website and Curriculum http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wgbh-launches-new-bilingual-website-and-curriculum.html WGBH has announced the launch of an all-new bilingual website and curriculum for Peep and the Big Wide World, preschool science and math series. Available in both English and Spanish, the site includes PEEP animated episodes, live-action videos, new games, and family activities, as well as an extensive collection of educational materials and professional development tools for center-based and family-based preschool educators. ]]> Wednesday, December 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wgbh-launches-new-bilingual-website-and-curriculum.html EasyBib Makes Its API Openly Available http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/easybib-makes-its-api-openly-available.html As a way to save third parties from the work of developing and maintaining accurate and updated citation formatting, EasyBib is now making their application programming interface (API) openly available. Those who take advantage of this new service will now be able to easily generate citations, and export them to EasyBib. ]]> Wednesday, December 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/easybib-makes-its-api-openly-available.html Follett's New Destiny Resource Manager http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/follett-s-new-destiny-resource-manager.html Follett introduced Destiny Resource Manager, a new, universal system that enables K-12 districts to track and manage all school assets. Destiny Resource Manager represents an evolution from Follett Destiny Asset Manager as it will monitor barcoded textbooks in addition to traditional assets such as laptops, tablets and equipment. ]]> Wednesday, December 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/follett-s-new-destiny-resource-manager.html TabPilot Announces Early Experience Program for iOS Version http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tabpilot-announces-early-experience-program-for-ios-version.html TabPilot Learning Systems announced the expansion of their school-centric tablet management system to include iOS. The iOS version is now available to select schools through a limited "Early Experience Program" for which the company is now taking applications. ]]> Wednesday, December 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tabpilot-announces-early-experience-program-for-ios-version.html Mentoring Minds Now Available on iPad http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mentoring-minds-now-available-on-ipad.html Mentoring Minds announced that its Total Motivation supplemental curriculum is now available to the millions of students around the country learning with iPads. Total Motivation is a standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum, delivered in a groundbreaking combined print and online solution, now optimized for iPads, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. ]]> Wednesday, December 03, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mentoring-minds-now-available-on-ipad.html Dr. Seuss’ Titles Added To Mackin’s Catalog of eBooks http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dr--seuss--titles-added-to-mackin-s-catalog-of-ebooks.html Mackin Educational Resources announced the highly-anticipated addition of Penguin Random House’s most popular eBook titles, including the lauded list of Dr. Seuss favorites, to their growing catalog of eBooks and digital resources. These highly sought-after titles can be accessed through MackinVIA; the company’s free proprietary digital resource platform. ]]> Tuesday, December 02, 2014 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dr--seuss--titles-added-to-mackin-s-catalog-of-ebooks.html