Technology

9/14/2012

9/14/2012

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan got his show on the road here Wednesday, hyping the promise of technology to transform education as he embarked on a series of back-to-school pep talks across the country.

9/13/2012

9/13/2012

These interactive storybook apps deliver imaginative and fully interactive experiences for young and emerging readers through high-quality animated content loved by children, parents and teachers alike. The three new apps –Mercer Mayer's "Little Monster at School," Marc Brown's "Arthur's Teacher Trouble" and Aesop's "The Tortoise and the Hare," – are available beginning today on the App Store.

9/13/2012

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and online test prep, is happy to announce a new partnership with Zinch, a Chegg Company and an online resource for college preparation and admissions. 

9/12/2012

9/12/2012

Taking an innovative approach to instruction, the Oakland Unified School District(OUSD) has partnered with Oakland-based Scientific Learning Corp. to implement two educational software programs designed to help students accelerate their acquisition of cognitive, language, and reading skills essential for learning success.

9/12/2012

TIES is a Minnesota education technology collaborative that brings together technology and education to create comprehensive, cutting-edge solutions for school administrators, educators and students. TIES member districts represent over 500 Minnesota schools with approximately 275,000 students

9/12/2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has chosen Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, to provide a system by which to train and assess the state’s 5,350 teacher evaluators. 

9/12/2012

Video entries are now being accepted for the nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest, with the winner receiving an unprecedented grand prize worth $45,000 in educational materials, training, and equipment. Individuals can nominate a school by submitting a short video explaining why their school needs a healthy school makeover and how they’ll use the Grand Prize award to improve the health of their students. 

9/12/2012

Local school districts that want to use online courses and computers instead of paper for assignments have a problem: The number of families who can't afford laptops and tablets is rising.

9/12/2012

Improving education is no easy task, but Shantanu Sinah said administrators would be wise to consider one piece of advice: let students move at their own paces.

9/11/2012

9/11/2012

Adaptive Curriculum, a web-based concept mastery solution that improves student achievement in math and science via its real-world active learning approach, has been selected as a key content provider for Alleyoop, the online college prep tutoring site created in conjunction with Pearson, the global education company.

9/11/2012

Participants in the free fundraising-by-recycling program can sign into their accounts to set a yearly fundraising goal, measure their progress, and share that information with students, parents, community members, and business supporters.

9/11/2012

The MimioReading programs teach strategies for mastering the four primary components of comprehension – finding facts, making inferences, identifying themes and the "main idea," and learning vocabulary in context – via age-appropriate content and challenging, meaningful activities that improve retention and promote collaboration.

9/11/2012

Otsego Public Schools has invested $100,000 in technology for the 2012-2013 school year. The new technology will provide a variety of tools including SMART boards, computers and expanded curriculum to better prepare students for standardized tests.

9/11/2012

One school board member is proposing increased access to the Internet and mobile devices for students in Howard County schools.

9/10/2012

9/10/2012

Follett has sponsored a new website, K12DigitalDecisions.com, a timely and robust resource to help educators and districts navigate the eReader highway and answer the critical question, “Which Comes First ... Content or Device?”

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