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 Califone Launches Virtual School Starter Kit http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-launches-virtual-school-starter-kit.html To flourish in virtual or classroom learning environments, students need technology that is as mobile as they are. Califone International, LLC releases its Mobile Peripheral Pack at the 2015 ISTE Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. Ideal for new virtual school students, the kit includes the company’s new Tablet Stand, 3068AV headphone and a KB4 Bluetooth® keyboard. ]]> Thursday, June 25, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/califone-launches-virtual-school-starter-kit.html Follett Now Exclusive Distributor of Playaway Launchpad http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/follett-now-exclusive-distributor-of-playaway-launchpad.html Findaway and Follett School Solutions today announced Follett is the exclusive PreK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, the pre-loaded and secure children's learning tablet designed specifically for circulation. Introduced by Findaway in March 2015, Playaway Launchpad delivers high-quality, ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level, and age. ]]> Thursday, June 25, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/follett-now-exclusive-distributor-of-playaway-launchpad.html Book Creator for Windows http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/book-creator-for-windows.html More than 15 million ebooks have been made with Book Creator for iPad and Android, and now the popular classroom app is receiving a Windows makeover and will be available on desktop devices for the first time. The developers are making the app free on the Windows store for a limited period following the launch. ]]> Tuesday, June 23, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/book-creator-for-windows.html "District on the Move" Adds Geovisual Analytics http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/-district-on-the-move--adds-geovisual-analytics.html With the current and projected growth, the district realized a need for a comprehensive solution that provided much needed data and insights to make these changes as smooth as possible. CRPUSD has selected GuideK12; geovisual analytics tool to inform strategic planning with greater insight, speed and transparency. GuideK12 is a web-based, decision support software that allows administrators to visualize student data on an interactive map. ]]> Tuesday, June 23, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/-district-on-the-move--adds-geovisual-analytics.html NEC's Latest Ultra-Short-Throw Interactive Projector http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nec-s-latest-ultra-short-throw-interactive-projector.html NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the UM352W ultra-short-throw projector that enables broad collaboration among teachers and students to improve learning. The 3,500-lumen projector includes a built-in interactive pen receiver and two interactive pens for white-boarding and annotations at the writing surface. ]]> Tuesday, June 23, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nec-s-latest-ultra-short-throw-interactive-projector.html Cincinnati's Blended Learning AP Courses Provides Each Student with Kajeet Education Broadband http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/cincinnati-s-blended-learning-ap-courses-provides-each-student-with-kajeet-education-broadband.html CPS began offering AP Blended Learning courses last school year to offer advanced academic experiences to students who do not have, or have limited access, to AP courses in their schools. The district provides the students with a digital curriculum, mobile devices and a safe, high-speed Internet connection—Kajeet Education Broadband™—to allow them to work at home. ]]> Monday, June 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/cincinnati-s-blended-learning-ap-courses-provides-each-student-with-kajeet-education-broadband.html ClassLink Makes Logins Easy http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-makes-logins-easy.html Managing multiple logins at Nebraska's sixth largest district is now easy, thanks to ClassLink. Grand Island Public Schools, which serves over 9,400 students, has adopted ClassLink's single sign-on solution districtwide. ]]> Monday, June 22, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-makes-logins-easy.html San Jose School District Uses Virtual Reality Technology http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/san-jose-school-district-uses-virtual-reality-technology.html Students are just completing their first year learning with the zSpace STEM lab, which includes a set of student virtual reality stations and a teacher station, each outfitted with an interactive stylus as well as a wide variety of educational software ranging from science and physics to engineering. Virtual-holographic images can be “lifted” from the screen and manipulated with the stylus. ]]> Saturday, June 20, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/san-jose-school-district-uses-virtual-reality-technology.html US Dept of Ed Funds a Minecraft-like Enviromental Video Game http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/us-dept-of-ed-funds-a-minecraft-like-enviromental-video-game.html Eco is an online multiplayer game that addresses the need to engage middle school science players and prepare them to be environmentally literate citizens with 21st century. Strange Loop Games will develop a simulated ecosystem within a world virtually inhabited and affected by players as they build a society. ]]> Saturday, June 20, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/us-dept-of-ed-funds-a-minecraft-like-enviromental-video-game.html New Lab Book from Vernier Integrates Data-Collection Technology http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-lab-book-from-vernier-integrates-data-collection-technology.html The new Vernier Chemistry Investigations for use with AP* Chemistry lab book from Vernier Software & Technology provides 16 student-directed, inquiry-based laboratory investigations. Aligned with the AP Chemistry Lab Manual published by The College Board, lab instructions help students use sensors, such as the Vernier pH Sensor and SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer, to collect data. ]]> Wednesday, June 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-lab-book-from-vernier-integrates-data-collection-technology.html Pearson's Q-interactive Reaches One Million Subtest Milestone http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pearson-s-q-interactive-reaches-one-million-subtest-milestone.html Pearson announced that more than one million clinical assessment subtests have been administered on Q-interactive, an award-winning, innovative digital system used by psychologists and speech-language pathologists. Designed for use in schools, clinics, hospitals, private practice and universities, Q-interactive allows clinicians to administer tests via two iPads connected with Bluetooth. ]]> Tuesday, June 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pearson-s-q-interactive-reaches-one-million-subtest-milestone.html Mac to School Donates Certified MacBooks to Yellow Circle http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mac-to-school-donates-certified-macbooks-to-yellow-circle.html Mac to School is supporting instruction within various IT fields through a recent donation to Yellow Circle, a non-profit that provides students of all ages free access to courses around Infrastructure Technology, website, app creation and so much more. ]]> Tuesday, June 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mac-to-school-donates-certified-macbooks-to-yellow-circle.html New eBook Shares Strategies for Developing Foundational Language and Literacy Skills http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-ebook-shares-strategies-for-developing-foundational-language-and-literacy-skills.html Young children benefit from learning early literacy and language skills, building the foundation for all future learning and academic progress. To help train families and caretakers to instill a sense of fun and a life-long love of reading in pre-readers and early readers, communication intervention and literacy expert Dr. Shari Robertson partnered with PresenceLearning to create the eBook “6 Strategies to Build Better Readers.” ]]> Tuesday, June 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-ebook-shares-strategies-for-developing-foundational-language-and-literacy-skills.html MMS SIS Platform Is SIF™ 2.7 Certification http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mms-sis-platform-is-sif--2-7-certification.html Computer Resources LLC, developer of the MMS Student Information Platform for K-12 schools, was awarded Massachusetts certification for the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) version 2.7. MMS is one of the first software platforms to achieve this standard of efficiency. ]]> Tuesday, June 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/mms-sis-platform-is-sif--2-7-certification.html Social Media a Potent Tool for Libraries http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/social-media-a-potent-tool-for-libraries.html Dallas ISD is utilizing social media to engage and communicate with its community, and it relies on the SocialFlow media management service to ensure that messages are shared in optimal fashion. SocialFlow is a social media publishing service that is the leading platform for the distribution and optimization of content to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. ]]> Tuesday, June 16, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/social-media-a-potent-tool-for-libraries.html TeacherLists and SchoolInfoApp Partner for Back-To-School Shopping http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/teacherlists-and-schoolinfoapp-partner-for-back-to-school-shopping.html TeacherLists announces a partnership with SchoolInfoApp to digitally streamline the age-old school supply lists and ease the stress teachers and parents often experience during the back-to-school season. SchoolInfoApp has embedded TeacherLists functionality into their services, allowing teachers to get a head start on sharing and parents a head start on finding and using back-to-school supply lists on an easy-access digital platform. ]]> Monday, June 15, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/teacherlists-and-schoolinfoapp-partner-for-back-to-school-shopping.html New Digital World Language Program from Rosetta Stone and Calvert Education http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-digital-world-language-program-from-rosetta-stone-and-calvert-education.html Rosetta Stone and Calvert Education Services have entered into a partnership that will give high school students the opportunity to earn course credit through a new virtual world language program. This rigorous offering, Calvert Advantage, pairs Rosetta Stone's renowned language learning program with the vocabulary, grammar and literature components of Calvert Education's virtual courses. ]]> Saturday, June 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/new-digital-world-language-program-from-rosetta-stone-and-calvert-education.html Real World Virtual Reality Transforms STEM Education http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/real-world-virtual-reality-transforms-stem-education.html For the 2014-15 school year, students from Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District learned science concepts using the zSpace STEM Lab, which consists of a set of student virtual reality stations and a teacher station, each outfitted with an interactive stylus as well as a wide variety of educational software ranging from science and physics to engineering. ]]> Saturday, June 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/real-world-virtual-reality-transforms-stem-education.html Sunburst Digital Enters into Partnership with StudioWeb http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sunburst-digital-enters-into-partnership-with-studioweb.html Sunburst Digital, Inc. announced that it will supply StudioWeb, a new online educational resource that is designed to assist teachers in the classroom by providing a series of easy to understand video training courses on the key Web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. The new collaboration will usher Sunburst Digital into a new era dedicated to Computer Literacy and College and Career Readiness. ]]> Saturday, June 13, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sunburst-digital-enters-into-partnership-with-studioweb.html Breaking the Barrier Provides Language Learning Resources for Mobile Learners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/breaking-the-barrier-provides-language-learning-resources-for-mobile-learners.html Breaking the Barrier, Inc. announced the release of the 2015 Breaking the Spanish Barrier series of iBook textbooks. The updated Level 1, 2, and 3 editions are the culmination of groundbreaking work by educators, designers, programmers, and voice talent from around the globe. The new releases have been enhanced with more audio, video, and interactive content to engage and motivate learners. ]]> Wednesday, June 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/breaking-the-barrier-provides-language-learning-resources-for-mobile-learners.html