Technology

10/2/2013

10/2/2013
Willowwind School is going mobile. The private Iowa City school is piloting a new program this year where every fifth- and sixth-grade student has an iPad. Families purchased the devices themselves and students use them at home and at school on a daily basis.
10/2/2013
NeuLion, a New York-based digital sports services company, has teamed up with MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s prep school network in the New York tri-state area, on a new multiplatform subscription service.
10/2/2013
Crazy For Education, the flip teaching platform that’s free for teachers and students, is looking to raise $1 million. The company plans to sell its existing library to as many as a million students worldwide. That projection would give Crazy For Education about $60 million per year in revenue.
10/2/2013
Since News Corp. may be the only organization with sufficient economic muscle and distribution know-how to make a difference in education, I feel that, unless a disagreeable political or moral stance is explicitly present in Amplify, then those issues shouldn't influence my evaluation of the tablet and its content.
10/2/2013
As the ‘glue’ that connects disparate devices, it allows for a seamless transition between learning environments, supports teachers with access to collaboration-rich resources and offers students greater opportunities to get the most from their academic journey.
10/2/2013
Girls Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, announced a partnership to provide Discovery Education’s STEM Camp resources to girls across the United States.
10/2/2013
The eMerge dashboard makes for intuitive installation and monitoring with floor plans and event logs offering a full system status at a glance, optimized for viewing on computer monitors, iPhones, iPads, Androids and other mobile devices. Data can be backed up automatically to Micro SD or FTP-based storage to ensure there's always a record of who has come and gone.
10/2/2013
Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced a new eight-year study analyzing the levels of unoriginal content in student writing among U.S. high schools using Turnitin. The study, which groups schools by state, indicates that schools using Turnitin reduced unoriginal writing by 33 percent over the course of the study’s time span.

10/1/2013

10/1/2013
Giving students an opportunity to understand the technology is important for the future of industry. So Afinia, a supplier of desktop 3D printers, teamed with Pitsco Education, a provider of STEM learning solutions, to deliver a unique offering: an affordable 3D printer combined with curriculum and activity materials.
10/1/2013
Each of the 38 classrooms from Kindergarten through 6th grade in Briarwood Elementary School and Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, OK will receive more than 150 new books – totaling more than 5,000 books – along with free book bins to store the books.

9/30/2013

9/30/2013
As an exclusive partner of CCE, We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, HMH will deliver new eTextbooks and enhanced eBook editions of the popular CCE program to students Grades 5-12 and teachers across the country.
9/30/2013
With the Atomic Learning LTI Tool, instructors can search Atomic Learning’s online library of technology training videos and learning resources from within their LMS—and easily embed links to resources within courses.
9/30/2013
The platform provides educators the ability to tailor reading instruction based on student ability, as well as measure student reading growth through the use of Lexile measures, the most widely adopted measure of reading ability and text complexity in the country.
9/30/2013
For the first time in Massachusetts, a special education school is equipping each of its students with a personal iPad.

9/27/2013

9/27/2013
The Rose Academies, a group of public charter schools, provide students in Tucson, AZ, an alternative education setting designed to support each students’ individual academic needs. Leadership at Rose Academy views their student body as an ever-changing and evolving learning community and aims to provide an environment to foster positive academic growth in each individual learner.

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