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 Boxlight Introduces ProColor Interactive Flat Panel Displays http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/boxlight-introduces-procolor-interactive-flat-panel-displays.html Boxlight unveiled the ProColor Series 1 interactive flat panel displays. These displays further differentiate Boxlight with an included Android OS that offers an instant digital whiteboard plus integrated browser, bringing a whole new level of ease of use to the classroom while engaging students in a more collaborative learning experience. ]]> Wednesday, December 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/boxlight-introduces-procolor-interactive-flat-panel-displays.html edWeb.net and Wonder Workshop Launch PLC on Coding & Robotics http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-wonder-workshop-launch-plc-on-coding---robotics.html edWeb.net and Wonder Workshop are hosting a professional learning community on Coding & Robotics K-8 that will bring together thought leaders, technical experts, leading-edge educators, and industry leaders to provide teachers new information, resources, ideas and a place for discussion on how to teach coding and robotics, and how to integrate computer science and coding theory into core subjects, especially for students in grades K-8. ]]> Thursday, December 01, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/edweb-net-and-wonder-workshop-launch-plc-on-coding---robotics.html ClassLink and Istation Integrate via Open Tech Standards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-and-istation-integrate-via-open-tech-standards.html ClassLink announced an important new relationship with Istation, an award-winning comprehensive e-learning program used by more than 4 million students across the world. This relationship will provide millions of educators and students with secure OneClick access to Istation, enabling faster, easier access to one of education's most trusted providers. ]]> Wednesday, November 30, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/classlink-and-istation-integrate-via-open-tech-standards.html Capstone 4D Augmented Reality Debuts in Spring 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/capstone-4d-augmented-reality-debuts-in-spring-2017.html Capstone is launching Capstone 4D, an augmented reality component blending its print books with technology to extend the reading experience. Publishing in January 2017, Origami Crafting 4D will be the publisher's first series to include the Capstone 4D feature. Readers will have an augmented reality crafting experience through video tutorials showing the fold-by-fold instructions in action. ]]> Tuesday, November 29, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/capstone-4d-augmented-reality-debuts-in-spring-2017.html Digital Promise Honors Accelerate Learning for Its Use of User Research http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/digital-promise-honors-accelerate-learning-for-its-use-of-user-research.html Earlier this year, the nonprofit Digital Promise launched an effort to collect and evaluate quality examples of how ed-tech companies conduct and use research in designing and improving their products. Representatives from Teachers College, Columbia University reviewed the submissions and awarded Accelerate Learning™ an honorable mention in the User Research Category for its continuous use of research to understand user behaviors and needs, and its systematic use of the data to constantly improve its STEMscopes™ preK-12 products. ]]> Monday, November 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/digital-promise-honors-accelerate-learning-for-its-use-of-user-research.html Scenario Learning's New Suite of Cybersecurity Training Courses http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/scenario-learning-s-new-suite-of-cybersecurity-training-courses.html Scenario Learning, LLC, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools, colleges and workplaces announces a new suite of cybersecurity training courses now available through its award-winning SafeSchools Training, SafeColleges Training and SafePersonnel Training Systems to help organizations stay ahead of online security risks. ]]> Monday, November 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/scenario-learning-s-new-suite-of-cybersecurity-training-courses.html itslearning Certified by IMS Global Learning for OneRoster http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/itslearning-certified-by-ims-global-learning-for-oneroster.html itslearning announced that it has achieved IMS Global Conformance Certification for the OneRoster standard certification. With itslearning adoption of the OneRoster standard, a turnkey integration can exist with any student information system (SIS) that implements the standard. ]]> Monday, November 21, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/itslearning-certified-by-ims-global-learning-for-oneroster.html NEA Foundation Funds Girls Thinking Global's Data Visualization Tool http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nea-foundation-funds-girls-thinking-global-s-data-visualization-tool.html Just in time for International Education Week, and with the support of a grant from The NEA Foundation, Girls Thinking Global (GTG) has launched its GTG Collaborative Visualization Tool, an online community of practice. The GTG Visualization Tool is an interactive global data mapping of hundreds of organizations that support the education, health, well-being, and success of young women and girls globally. ]]> Thursday, November 17, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/nea-foundation-funds-girls-thinking-global-s-data-visualization-tool.html Epson Interactive Projectors Help Empower Learning at Des Moines Public Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epson-interactive-projectors-help-empower-learning-at-des-moines-public-schools.html To enable teachers and their students to fully embrace digital content and to learn through collaboration, the district installed BrightLink® 595Wi interactive projectors from Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world. In approximately one year, Des Moines Public Schools successfully installed more than 2,100 units across its 65 schools. ]]> Wednesday, November 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/epson-interactive-projectors-help-empower-learning-at-des-moines-public-schools.html SAS® CodeSnaps Uses Sphero Robots http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sas--codesnaps-uses-sphero-robots.html A small sphere rolls around a classroom, cycling through glowing colors, before crossing a finish line. Kids have been using the new, no-cost CodeSnaps app, from the makers of SAS® Curriculum Pathways®. CodeSnaps teaches coding basics by enticing students to actively work together, hands-on, to control Sphero robots. ]]> Tuesday, November 15, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/sas--codesnaps-uses-sphero-robots.html AP® Course Audit Approves Shmoop's Online AP Courses http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ap--course-audit-approves-shmoop-s-online-ap-courses.html Shmoop has received approval from the College Board for several of its online Advanced Placement courses. That means each course "meets or exceeds the curricular expectations colleges and universities have for [the] subject," according to the College Board. ]]> Tuesday, November 15, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ap--course-audit-approves-shmoop-s-online-ap-courses.html El Paso ISD Receives an $8 Million To Provide 24/7 Access to Technology and Hands-On Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/el-paso-isd-receives-an--8-million-to-provide-24-7-access-to-technology-and-hands-on-learning.html Five middle schools in the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) have joined the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative. As part of the initiative, the Verizon Foundation funded a grant of $8 million across all five schools – $1.6 million per school – to provide all teachers and students with access to technology tools, service, STEM education programs and training over a two-year period. ]]> Tuesday, November 15, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/el-paso-isd-receives-an--8-million-to-provide-24-7-access-to-technology-and-hands-on-learning.html Learning.com Dedicates Resources To Help Students Succeed in Tech-Driven Economy http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/learning-com-dedicates-resources-to-help-students-succeed-in-tech-driven-economy.html Building on the overwhelming response to its first-ever Code-a-Thon competition with over 250,000 students registered, Learning.com will continue its pledge to President Obama's Computer Science for All initiative by inviting elementary and middle schools across the country to Go Bananas for coding via free access to EasyTech and EasyCode Basic during Computer Science Education Week. ]]> Thursday, November 10, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/learning-com-dedicates-resources-to-help-students-succeed-in-tech-driven-economy.html Digital World Language Program Coming to Southwest Missouri Elementary Students http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/digital-world-language-program-coming-to-southwest-missouri-elementary-students.html Missouri's Nixa Public Schools is implementing a new world language program for all students grades 2-6 this fall. The school district has brought on renowned language learning provider Rosetta Stone for this initiative after successfully completing a pilot program this past spring and summer that showed positive engagement and progress. ]]> Thursday, November 10, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/digital-world-language-program-coming-to-southwest-missouri-elementary-students.html Union City School District Nourishes Student-Driven Learning through "Making" http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/union-city-school-district-nourishes-student-driven-learning-through--making-.html the Union City School District in New Jersey is pioneering district-wide STEAM curriculum through the integration of 3D printing technology with the Dremel Idea Builder. UCSD leaders credit much of the district’s success to a mission for technology equity. ]]> Tuesday, November 08, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/union-city-school-district-nourishes-student-driven-learning-through--making-.html Draft of Refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers Available Online http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/draft-of-refreshed-iste-standards-for-teachers-available-online.html ISTE announced the team of external ed tech experts on the technical working group that brings its expertise to the refresh of the ISTE Standards for Teachers. This group includes individuals familiar with ISTE and previous standards refreshes as well as established and emerging leaders from schools, districts, nonprofits and higher education. A draft of the refreshed standards will be available online for public input in November 2016. ]]> Saturday, November 05, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/draft-of-refreshed-iste-standards-for-teachers-available-online.html OverDrive To Donate Popular eBooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/overdrive-to-donate-popular-ebooks-to-1-000-elementary-schools.html OverDrive is empowering young readers with a new initiative that will make hundreds of popular eBooks available to children for free. As part of the company's 30th anniversary, OverDrive is donating a collection of eBooks to up to 1,000 elementary schools. Teachers, administrators, librarians and other school officials can apply to receive the donation at their school through the end of the 2016-17 school year. ]]> Thursday, November 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/overdrive-to-donate-popular-ebooks-to-1-000-elementary-schools.html Pitsco Maker Space Catalog http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pitsco-maker-space-catalog.html Makerspaces enable students to bring their ideas to reality in countless ways through open-ended exploration, creation, discovery, and innovation. To facilitate the endless possibilities of makerspaces, Pitsco Education has assembled its first Pitsco Maker Space catalog filled with all the tools, materials, furniture, and storage options any school would need to establish an innovative workspace for innovative minds. ]]> Thursday, November 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pitsco-maker-space-catalog.html School Zone Inc. Debuts AnywhereTeacher.com http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/school-zone-inc--debuts-anywhereteacher-com.html School Zone Inc. announced the launch of an all-new brand, Anywhere Teacher, which features an online destination, AnywhereTeacher.com, and proprietary supplemental learning products designed by educators to provide an innovative, curriculum-based supplemental learning experience tailored for children and parents. ]]> Thursday, November 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/school-zone-inc--debuts-anywhereteacher-com.html Amazon Announces Rapids - A Playful Approach to Reading http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/amazon-announces-rapids---a-playful-approach-to-reading.html Amazon announced a new app that offers a playful approach to children’s reading. Amazon Rapids offers illustrated short stories written in a unique chat style that brings stories to life, one message at a time. Stories on Amazon Rapids are told through the lens of characters chatting with each other, from an alien texting about invading Earth to two chickens debating if they should cross the street. ]]> Wednesday, November 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/amazon-announces-rapids---a-playful-approach-to-reading.html