Industry News

6/4/2014

6/4/2014

A lab where advanced biology students get a hands-on experience of medical science by dissecting human bodies is available to seven Illinois high schools. The hope is the program, the first of its kind in the state, will encourage students to explore medicine, dentistry or other STEM fields

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Mary Jane Warden has been appointed as the new director of innovation and instruction technology for Park Ridge-Niles School District 64. She will replace Terri Bresnahan, director of technology, who will become assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction at Berkeley School District 87.

6/4/2014

Vince Green, Limestone County Career Technical Center’s interim director since November 2013, has been named as the permanent director. Career Tech serves all six high schools in the Limestone district and had an approximate enrollment of 500 students during the past school year.

6/4/2014

It’s time to recognize the increasing need for cybersecurity experts. We must encourage this career path in students from an early age. Efforts that encourage science, technology, engineering and math education for elementary, middle and high school students are essential.

6/4/2014

There is no doubt that high school yearbooks have come a long way over the years. The 2014 Pine Richland High School yearbook is filled with photos, memorable moments and video. To play the nearly two dozen videos in the book, students have to download a free app, then hold a smartphone or tablet over the photos.

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The Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center board has appointed Christopher E. Moritzen as the new administrative director. He currently serves as director of the Delaware County Technical High School.

6/4/2014

Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education launched Manufacture Your Future, a new online destination designed to inspire thousands of students in grades 6-12 to take the first step towards exploring and pursuing today’s manufacturing careers. The program provides educators, guidance counselors, students and families with resources about post-secondary manufacturing career opportunities. 

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New Tech Academy is a program for all students that has been incorporated within the Los Gatos High School's campus. The New Tech curriculum takes an integrated approach to core subject content delivery, with at least one class per year being an interdisciplinary, team-taught course. Another aspect of the program that resonates with students is the use of technology to facilitate learning.

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Students at Penn-Trafford High School made 96,000 trips to the library this school year. But as the school makes renovations, leaders are donating nearly 13,000 books in order to turn the library into more of a media center. It is part of a schoolwide trend of de-emphasizing hard-copy books, with students accessing books and other information online.

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intelliVOL's x2VOL has been selected by New Haven Public Schools and New Haven Promise to track and verify their students' 25,000 service hours a year. With x2VOL, school administrators can monitor activities, post opportunities, track and approve their students’ volunteer hours, service learning projects and connect nonprofits more closely to schools.

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Teachley, a New York-based edtech company, has launched its second educational iPad app. Mt. Multiplis teaches complex multiplication strategies to third through fifth grade students through a playful game and is available free for iPad.

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE ) has unveiled the lineup for its inaugural EdTekTalks at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta. Five thought leaders from beyond the world of ed tech, including futurists, designers and social entrepreneurs, will deliver mini-keynotes on June 30.

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While the effort to expand families’ access to tracking devices is a worthy one, it shouldn’t overshadow the lower-tech strategies for preventing and responding to wandering by children with autism: collaboration, education and sharing information. Though safety can be enhanced by technology, it shouldn’t depend on technology.

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The idea of "the walking school bus” is that, under parental supervision, pupils within reasonable walking distance to their elementary school walk as a group, starting at the most distant house. The idea makes all kinds of sense; it gives students much needed exercise, saves on the cost of operating real school buses and involves parents and neighborhood.

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July 10–12, 2014
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