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 Flocabulary Goes Mobile with Hip-Hop App http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/flocabulary-goes-mobile-with-hip-hop-app.html Flocabulary, the interactive learning platform that uses educational hip-hop to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum, today announced the launch of its first ever mobile app. Designed for K-12 students and their parents, the first-of-its-kind app features more than 800 educational hip-hop videos on subjects ranging from history and math to social studies, language arts and life skills. ]]> Wednesday, March 22, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/flocabulary-goes-mobile-with-hip-hop-app.html VariQuest Combines STEM Curriculum and 3D Printing http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/variquest-combines-stem-curriculum-and-3d-printing.html Varitronics is pleased to introduce its CREATE Packages. The standards-aligned, STEM-based curriculum directly integrates with VariQuest 3D printers to bring ideas to life through hands-on learning. Designed in partnership with STEM Fuse, a premier developer of K-12 digital curriculum, the engaging STEM:IT content is designed to fit any LMS When used in tandem with the VariQuest Trifecta™ 800 3D printer, the STEM:IT curriculum provides kinesthetic enrichment to lessons in any subject.. ]]> Tuesday, March 21, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/variquest-combines-stem-curriculum-and-3d-printing.html 21 Schools Selected for New FUSE Studios http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/21-schools-selected-for-new-fuse-studios.html As part of its NextUp initiative to interest teens in tech careers, CompTIA has partnered with FUSE at Northwestern University to equip 21 schools in nine states each with an interactive FUSE Studio. Each studio allows dozens or even hundreds of students to dive into challenging, self-directed projects ranging from using SketchUp to design their dream home to using a 3D printer to make jewelry to building their own solar-powered mini-car. ]]> Monday, March 20, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/21-schools-selected-for-new-fuse-studios.html Shmoop Releases Learning Guides to Computer Science and Programming http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/shmoop-releases-learning-guides-to-computer-science-and-programming.html Shmoop recently released over a dozen guides to various computer science topics. Those who are just starting out can dig into guides about How Computers Work, How the Internet Works, and How Programming Works. More advanced Shmoopers can try out How Boolean Logic Works... Each guide includes a description of the key concepts, a rundown of the key math and science it relies on, and a detailed guide to—yep—how it works. ]]> Saturday, March 18, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/shmoop-releases-learning-guides-to-computer-science-and-programming.html Collaborative Learning App from Capstone http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/collaborative-learning-app-from-capstone.html Capstone, a leading publisher of children's books and digital products and services, announces the launch of pivotEd, an interactive learning app designed to help teacher librarians develop 21st Century skills in their learners. pivotEd fosters critical thinking and deeper connections with lesson objectives through writing, sharing, reviewing, and discussing. ]]> Thursday, March 16, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/collaborative-learning-app-from-capstone.html Dremel Joins Forces with ‘3D Veterans’ To Support STEM http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dremel-joins-forces-with--3d-veterans--to-support-stem.html Dremel, the manufacturer of digital fabrication tools for life and learning, is partnering with 3D Veterans, a training and veteran support organization, to provide veterans with sustainable and meaningful careers at Dremel in additive manufacturing. Through this 3D VetSquad? initiative, U.S. veterans are currently helping school districts implement the Idea Builder 3D printer alongside educators and students in California, Texas, Florida and New York. ]]> Wednesday, March 15, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dremel-joins-forces-with--3d-veterans--to-support-stem.html 51Talk Offers U.S. Educators the Opportunity To Teach English from Home http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/51talk-offers-u-s--educators-the-opportunity-to-teach-english-from-home.html 51Talk, the award-winning online English-learning platform, is pleased to offer educators in the United States and Canada the opportunity to teach English to students overseas, all from the comfort of their own homes. Through 51Talk's new American Academy program, English-speaking educators have the ability to interact with and teach students in China using a live, one-on-one video conferencing platform. ]]> Tuesday, March 14, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/51talk-offers-u-s--educators-the-opportunity-to-teach-english-from-home.html U.S. Launch of "Miao Mi"; New On Demand Video Subscription http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/u-s--launch-of--miao-mi---new-on-demand-video-subscription.html Nearly one-fifth of the world's population speaks Mandarin. Now U.S. parents can give their young children a head start learning this rapidly growing language through the "Miao Mi" channel on Amazon Channels. Designed for preschoolers aged 3-6, "Miao Mi" is a Mandarin edutainment channel that features award-winning shows enjoyed by millions of kids across Asia. ]]> Tuesday, March 14, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/u-s--launch-of--miao-mi---new-on-demand-video-subscription.html West's Education Group Obtains xPress Roster API Certification http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/west-s-education-group-obtains-xpress-roster-api-certification.html The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, made up of thousands of schools, regional, state, and government education agencies and marketplace providers across the globe, is pleased to present its first xPress Roster API Certification to West Corporation and its Education group, best known for its SchoolMessenger solutions for school communications and community engagement. ]]> Tuesday, March 14, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/west-s-education-group-obtains-xpress-roster-api-certification.html Achieve3000 Joins the Microsoft Education Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/achieve3000-joins-the-microsoft-education-program.html Achieve3000 announced that it is the first partner to join Microsoft's Education GTM program. The company has become an Associate Microsoft Education Partner; its differentiated literacy solutions are now integrated with Azure, the open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing service from Microsoft and are listed on the Azure Marketplace online store. ]]> Monday, March 13, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/achieve3000-joins-the-microsoft-education-program.html ADA Compliance Contributes to eSchoolView's Growth http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ada-compliance-contributes-to-eschoolview-s-growth.html eSchoolView has launched more than 20 K-12 school websites within the past month and another dozen are in the beta testing stage. The website and education software developer shows continued growth as the first quarter of 2017 presses forward. The company has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing U.S. privately held companies for three consecutive years. ]]> Wednesday, March 08, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ada-compliance-contributes-to-eschoolview-s-growth.html EBSCO Continues to Expand E-book Options for Libraries http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ebsco-continues-to-expand-e-book-options-for-libraries.html Libraries looking to build their e-book collection can rely on EBSCO eBooks™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) to provide the most e-book options and the best integrated platform user experience possible. EBSCO has continued its commitment to libraries to continually grow their selection of best-selling, front list and award winning e-book titles ]]> Wednesday, March 08, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/ebsco-continues-to-expand-e-book-options-for-libraries.html Makeblock Introduces Neuron To Teache Gadget-Building http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/makeblock-introduces-neuron-to-teache-gadget-building.html ]]> Wednesday, March 08, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/makeblock-introduces-neuron-to-teache-gadget-building.html littleBits' Game-Based Code Kit http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/littlebits--game-based-code-kit.html littleBits, the technology startup that makes it easy and fun to invent with electronics, announces today the next addition to its education portfolio -- the littleBits Code Kit. The concept is simple: Build games. Learn to code. Students will learn the foundations of coding & engineering by building hands-on games with electronic building blocks and coding them using block programming based on Google’s Blockly on the littleBits Code Kit app. ]]> Tuesday, March 07, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/littlebits--game-based-code-kit.html zSpace Names Utica Community Schools a Center of Excellence for AR/VR http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/zspace-names-utica-community-schools-a-center-of-excellence-for-ar-vr.html Utica Community Schools (UCS) has been named a Center of Excellence for its innovation and leadership in providing students with lifelike learning experiences through the use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in classrooms by zSpace, Inc., a Silicon Valley education company. ]]> Tuesday, March 07, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/zspace-names-utica-community-schools-a-center-of-excellence-for-ar-vr.html CatchOn Launches First Edtech Accountability Platform http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/catchon-launches-first-edtech-accountability-platform.html Addressing the education app “sprawl” occurring in school systems, CatchOn launched a public beta of the first accountability platform for classroom technology today at SXSWedu. The platform delivers data-driven evidence about which apps are being used, how often they’re being used and where they’re being used. Early adopters have already tapped into CatchOn to inform decisions about technology investment and implementation. ]]> Tuesday, March 07, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/catchon-launches-first-edtech-accountability-platform.html Dremel Partners with Project Lead The Way http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dremel-partners-with-project-lead-the-way.html Dremel, the manufacturer of tools for life and learning, partners with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to engage students in real-life, hands-on learning experiences. The goal of this partnership is to provide avenues for students and teachers to explore the invaluable connection between classroom learning and how it applies to career aspirations. ]]> Monday, March 06, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/dremel-partners-with-project-lead-the-way.html Curriculum Associates' New Ready Central Provides Robust Resources http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/curriculum-associates--new-ready-central-provides-robust-resources.html Curriculum Associates recently launched Ready Central to help teachers successfully and seamlessly implement Ready Mathematics as part of their core mathematics program. The online portal offers 600-plus resources, including training videos, implementation tips, planning tools, best practice examples, and more for using Ready Mathematics together with i-Ready® as a blended core learning program. ]]> Thursday, March 02, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/curriculum-associates--new-ready-central-provides-robust-resources.html PledgeCents™ and Dremel™ Partner To Make 3D Printers More Accessible http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pledgecents--and-dremel--partner-to-make-3d-printers-more-accessible.html PledgeCents, Inc., which aims to bring resources and opportunities to students across the country by alleviating funding needs, continues to expand its Preferred Partner Program to better collaborate with education companies to make this idea a reality. The most recent partner is Dremel, who is bringing their 3D Idea Builder printers to the PledgeCents Marketplace. ]]> Wednesday, March 01, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/pledgecents--and-dremel--partner-to-make-3d-printers-more-accessible.html Introducing Go Teach! a New Online Community http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/introducing-go-teach--a-new-online-community.html A new educational initiative called Go Teach! launches today to inspire, empower, and motivate teachers to keep doing what they love – teaching. The program, developed by the makers of classroom staples such as Sharpie®, Mr. Sketch®, Paper Mate® and more, welcomes teachers of all grades, subjects, and experience levels. ]]> Wednesday, March 01, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/technology-headlines/introducing-go-teach--a-new-online-community.html