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 Edgenuity's Instructional Services Now Pre-Approved by NCAA http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edgenuity-s-instructional-services-now-pre-approved-by-ncaa.html Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, announced today that it has been awarded "cleared" status by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) after undergoing an extended evaluation period. Edgenuity's Instructional Services program is now pre-approved to be used by student-athletes to fulfill their academic requirements. ]]> Thursday, July 23, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edgenuity-s-instructional-services-now-pre-approved-by-ncaa.html TETRIX® Robots Dominate at 2015 SkillsUSA® Competition http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tetrix--robots-dominate-at-2015-skillsusa--competition.html Teams utilizing the TETRIX® Building System took the top spots in the Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) event at the national SkillsUSA® competition. The SkillsUSA 2015 National Leadership and Skills Conference was held the last week of June in Louisville, Kentucky. Eighteen teams competed in USAR: 16 high school and two postsecondary. ]]> Thursday, July 23, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tetrix--robots-dominate-at-2015-skillsusa--competition.html Kaplan Early Learning's New Augmented Reality Tool for PreK and Elementary Classrooms http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kaplan-early-learning-s-new-augmented-reality-tool-for-prek-and-elementary-classrooms.html Kaplan Early Learning Company announced today that it will now offer a new series of augmented reality learning tools for pre-kindergarten and elementary classrooms. Letters alive®, Storybooks alive® and Math alive® are full-year, supplemental solutions that support reading and math development through augmented reality lessons and activities. ]]> Wednesday, July 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/kaplan-early-learning-s-new-augmented-reality-tool-for-prek-and-elementary-classrooms.html PhET® Interactive Simulations and metacog Announce Partnership http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/phet--interactive-simulations-and-metacog-announce-partnership.html metacog and PhET Interactive Simulations have entered into a partnership offering an integrated package of PhET's next-generation interoperable simulations along with metacog's streaming data ingest and analytics platform. this bundle will enable the creation of virtual science labs and online assessments where authentic student performance can be scored in real-time. ]]> Tuesday, July 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/phet--interactive-simulations-and-metacog-announce-partnership.html MackinVIA and Clever Make The Perfect Connection http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mackinvia-and-clever-make-the-perfect-connection.html Mackin Educational Resources announced today that MackinVIA ™, their proprietary Digital Resource Management System, now has an application connector available in Instant Login, a single login education-tech application from Clever. Instant Login,available to any and all K-12 districts, provides a way for schools to easily link their learning technology applications to students in a secure environment with strong encryption and third-party audits ]]> Saturday, July 18, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mackinvia-and-clever-make-the-perfect-connection.html Davenport CSD Enlists Graduation Alliance for Dropout Reengagement Initiative http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/davenport-csd-enlists-graduation-alliance-for-dropout-reengagement-initiative.html Graduation Alliance, experts in career planning and alternative education helping students prepare for employment opportunities, has been selected by Davenport Community School District (DCSD) to expand its Student Reengagement Program. This initiative will provide in-district students under the age of 21 the opportunity to complete their diplomas through online classes. ]]> Thursday, July 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/davenport-csd-enlists-graduation-alliance-for-dropout-reengagement-initiative.html Promethean Introduces New Blended Learning Features in ClassFlow http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/promethean-introduces-new-blended-learning-features-in-classflow.html Promethean has introduced a new version of ClassFlow that now supports blended learning environments, enhancing instruction both inside and outside the classroom. ClassFlow is a comprehensive instructional delivery system that increases the depth of student engagement by providing interactive and collaborative use of classroom devices, digital curriculum and assessments for learning. ]]> Thursday, July 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/promethean-introduces-new-blended-learning-features-in-classflow.html Smartphone and Tablet Stand from Califone http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/smartphone-and-tablet-stand-from-califone.html Califone International, Inc. announces the release of the TPT smartphone and tablet stand. The stand displays full- and mini-sized tablets, and larger smartphones, at the optimal angle for learners to view in portrait or landscape mode, while using mobile devices for typing activities. ]]> Thursday, July 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/smartphone-and-tablet-stand-from-califone.html Ozobot Bit Robot Gamifies STEM and Computer Science http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ozobot-bit-robot-gamifies-stem-and-computer-science.html Ozobot Bit is a powerful tiny robot that gamifies STEM and computer science learning through a collection of game based activities and digital apps. Its easy-to-understand color code language makes Ozobot the perfect choice for introducing young minds to concepts that are vital to their success in the 21st century. ]]> Wednesday, July 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ozobot-bit-robot-gamifies-stem-and-computer-science.html Price-Tag for 2015 Back-to-School Supply Lists Now Over $70 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/price-tag-for-2015-back-to-school-supply-lists-now-over--70.html The numbers are in: the cost of the average elementary back-to-school supply list in 2015 is $70.93. According to TeacherLists, the smarter way to manage, share and find school supply lists, one of the factors driving the increase in back-to-school spending is the addition of health and cleaning supplies like tissues and hand sanitizer to lists traditionally filled with pens, glue sticks and notebooks. ]]> Tuesday, July 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/price-tag-for-2015-back-to-school-supply-lists-now-over--70.html New Study Confirms Need for Valid Computer Science Education Assessments http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-study-confirms-need-for-valid-computer-science-education-assessments.html A new study released today by the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) finds there is a dearth of valid and reliable assessments for measuring student learning in computer science (CS) education. Sowing the Seeds of Assessment Literacy in Secondary Computer Science Education highlights the challenges US high school teachers face when examining student understanding of computing concepts and identifying current models for computer science (CS) assessment. ]]> Monday, July 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-study-confirms-need-for-valid-computer-science-education-assessments.html BenQ Adds Innovative Small- to Medium-Space Capabilities on M6 Projectors http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/benq-adds-innovative-small--to-medium-space-capabilities-on-m6-projectors.html BenQ America Corp. introduced its all-new M6 Series projectors. Designed with exceptional brightness capabilities, easy installation options, and BenQ's renowned Colorific™ picture quality, the company's MX631ST and MW632ST short-throw projectors deliver an impressive 3200 lumens of brightness with an outstanding 13,000:1 contrast ratio, and a long list of standard features, ]]> Monday, July 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/benq-adds-innovative-small--to-medium-space-capabilities-on-m6-projectors.html LA COE Turns to Impero Education Pro for Classroom Technology Management http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/la-coe-turns-to-impero-education-pro-for-classroom-technology-management.html The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) has selected Impero Education Pro as its network and classroom management solution for the launch of a bold new initiative to modernize and update the technology infrastructure across its entire network of schools. The nation's largest regional education agency needed a robust and reliable remote management solution that could scale to the service district's more than 80 schools... ]]> Monday, July 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/la-coe-turns-to-impero-education-pro-for-classroom-technology-management.html Trident Case Showcases Electra Series Charging Carts http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/trident-case-showcases-electra-series-charging-carts.html Trident Case will be showcasing its Electra Series Charging Cart, the ideal in-classroom solution for charging and securely storing up to 60 tablets at once, at ISTE 2015. ISTE attendees will be able to see the Charging Cart in action at Booth #710 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. ]]> Tuesday, June 30, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/trident-case-showcases-electra-series-charging-carts.html EXO U Showcases Platform http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/exo-u-showcases-platform.html EXO U's presence at ISTE follows the launch of its Digital Education Platform at the ASU-GSV conference in April. This Platform makes the 1:1 and BYOD vision for learning an achievable, affordable reality for every school and district. EXO U creates a classroom-focused learner-centric operating system that runs across multiple devices, is compatible with most OS's, and delivers both online and offline access to students in and beyond the classroom. ]]> Monday, June 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/exo-u-showcases-platform.html LEC Powers Up Virtual Arkansas http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lec-powers-up-virtual-arkansas.html Leading Edge Certification (LEC) announced that another round of LEC teacher training at Virtual Arkansas will soon be underway. Virtual Arkansas is a statewide virtual school...LEC's Online and Blended Teacher Certification will be delivered by LEC Core Alliance Member Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) ]]> Monday, June 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lec-powers-up-virtual-arkansas.html LocknCharge’s Newest Charging Cart http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lockncharge-s-newest-charging-cart.html LocknCharge showcased at ISTE 2015 four new products for safely storing, syncing and charging mobile devices at schools, especially those with 1:1 programs and flexible learning environments. Optimized for small deployments are the Carrier 20 Cart™, iQ 10 Charging Station™, iQ 10 Sync Charge Station™, and Carrier 10 Charging Station™. ]]> Monday, June 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/lockncharge-s-newest-charging-cart.html Raptor Reports Accelerated Growth http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/raptor-reports-accelerated-growth.html As school security spending continues to rise, more school districts are focusing on enhancing access control measures and are turning to Raptor Technologies, the nation’s leading provider of visitor management software for K-12 schools. In 2015, 20 percent of schools have replaced outdated visitor check-in method with more technologically sophisticated systems. ]]> Monday, June 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/raptor-reports-accelerated-growth.html TabPilot's MDM Version 5.0 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tabpilot-s-mdm-version-5-0.html oday, TabPilot announced version 5.0 of its school-specific mobile device management solution with inclusion of a full range of both MDM and teacher tools for iPad management in the classroom. ]]> Monday, June 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/tabpilot-s-mdm-version-5-0.html Wonder Workshop's Standards-Aligned Coding Curricula http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-s-standards-aligned-coding-curricula.html Wonder Workshop, creators of smart robots that teach students the basics of coding, is launching 21 comprehensive lesson plans designed to make coding instruction more approachable for K-5 teachers. The standards-aligned, teacher-friendly curricula supplement instruction in core subject areas, such as math, science, English language arts (ELA), coding and more. ]]> Monday, June 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/wonder-workshop-s-standards-aligned-coding-curricula.html