Industry News

2/19/2015

2/19/2015

The Nassau County School Board has decided that the Yulee High student who has ended his morning public announcement readings with "God Bless America" can continue. The decision follows a cease-and-desist letter sent by the American Humanist Association that threatened action if the student continued uttering the phrase.

2/18/2015

2/18/2015

The upgraded XpressConnect Enrollment System 4.0 has been launched for both on-premise and cloud-based customers. The 4.0 release builds upon XpressConnect’s track record of certificate provisioning and Wi-Fi onboarding across a wide array of unmanaged (BYOD) and managed devices.

2/18/2015

The Lexitab Neon XL Tablet features a double interface for adults and a Lexibook Kids OS designed for younger users. The tablet gives users access to Lexibook Market's 26,000 educational apps and Google Play.

2/18/2015

Shmoop’s catalog of thousands of videos can be accessed via their video library, ShmoopTube, and are also embedded throughout their site to help visual and auditory learners stay apace in the text-heavy internet world. The videos cover topics from literature and history to science, math, grammar and computer science.

2/18/2015

The state’s Education Oversight Committee is evaluating the technological divide between school districts as the state moves to online end-of-year testing for every school. Less than 4 percent of South Carolina’s 81 districts report having a device available for every student.

2/18/2015

Teachers armed with the right repertoire of digital tools, professional competencies and administrative supports will be better able to attend successfully to the needs of racially and economically marginalized students and to ensure that all can succeed in what appears likely to be a highly digital future.

2/18/2015

If indeed, after a decade of studying the human brain, we know the arts enhance math and science comprehension, we must begin changing the curriculum to be using the arts and art integration, namely teaching through the arts.

2/18/2015

The expansion of VTech's Go! Go! Smart family includes extensions to the Wheels and Animals lines and the new Go! Go! Smart Friends. Infusing technology into play patterns, the expanded product lines feature nearly 75 different playsets, accessories, animals, vehicles and figures.

2/18/2015

Helping students become networked learners begins by thinking carefully about where we conduct our online learning. With most online learning, student contributions are usually limited to discussion forums and assignment submissions. A goal is for students to learn to build their own networks of learning resources.

2/18/2015

Companies that collect student data would be barred from using or selling it for anything other than educational purposes, under a law proposed in January. It would also prevent companies from using data to target advertising to students.

2/18/2015

Today’s students may be skilled at texting and social media, but many are unable to perform online research and distinguish accurate information on the web, according to a new study.

2/18/2015

Some sixth-graders in Indian Prairie School District 204 could be piloting a device-testing plan next school year that would eventually put a computer in the hands of all of the district's nearly 30,000 students.

2/18/2015

A new Grand Forks program was created with the belief that no student should be deterred from a career based on gender stereotypes. Through a series of hands-on activities, eighth-grade girls are introduced to potential math and science careers, and the path they need to get there.

2/18/2015

A bill in the state Legislature would give South Dakota technical schools the same opportunity as public universities to market to high school students. If approved, the rule would also give the state's four technical schools access to a directory with contact information for students and parents.

2/18/2015

Wisconsin's 16 technical colleges could establish independent charter high schools staffed by college instructors, under a proposal being circulated by two lawmakers that aims to better prepare students for the workforce.

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