Technology

9/5/2012

9/5/2012

The world’s largest K-12 student science competition, Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision is a hands-on program that has evolved over the years, and continues to inspire young people to tap into their creativity, use critical-thinking, and combine it with the tools of science and technology to come up with ideas and inventions that could make the world a better place in the future.

9/5/2012

Desire2Learn, a Canadian online education startup that offers an increasingly popular cloud learning platform for higher education, K-12 and Fortune 1000 companies, just announced that it has raised a $80 million Series A round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and OMERS Ventures. The company, which is based in RIM’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, says that it plans to use this investment to bolster its customer service and cloud infrastructure, support global growth and to accelerate the development of its platform.

9/5/2012

Market data in the June quarter showed with certainty for the first time ever that Apple's iPad is replacing sales of traditional PCs to schools and students, according to one analysis.

9/5/2012

Can the Xbox (and Kinect) change the way we deliver online education? We often view the Xbox as more of a gaming device than anything else. The primary purpose of the Xbox has been to bring such into your living room. Add the Kinect and you get a great gaming experience. However, Microsoft has been expanding the uses of its device to include movies, television, and social networking. In short, the Xbox has become more than a gaming device, it has become the living room gateway to much more. Rumors have been floating about that Microsoft will be adding internet browsing, Skype, and much more to further its "gateway" mission. As these new features are brought on board, I would suggest to you that the Xbox can be utilized as an educational tool, rather than just gaming and entertainment. There are three ways I would suggest such and there are through communication, social learning, and immersion education (yes... I made the last one up, but it applies.) Let's take a look at how these will work.

9/5/2012

Children who use their library card at the Clinton Public Library in September can enter a drawing to win a backpack full of school supplies, and adults can win a tote bag filled with books, a press release said.

9/5/2012

Manchester Center, VT - August 31, 2012 - Digital Wish has been selected as a recipient of a 2012 Dell Powering the Possible grant. Digital Wish will receive funding in the form of cash grants and equipment donations to leverage technology and further the organization's mission of providing a brighter future for underserved youth.

9/5/2012

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) in Thousand Units and US$ Million. The global market is analyzed by the following End-Use Segments: Education, and Others (Including Corporate and Government Sectors), while the regional markets are analyzed as a consolidated whole with no granular level breakup offered by end-use segment.

9/4/2012

9/4/2012

Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, announced the addition of writing rubrics aligned to the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS) to its award-winning cloud-based grading service, GradeMark.

9/4/2012

GEF Institute’s blended learning curriculum educates high school students on green building attributes and benefits, providing them with the educational resources necessary to understand, identify, and improve environmental inefficiencies within their own school building.

9/4/2012

Coastal Flow Measurement Companies will soon launch its 2012-2013 "Lunch & Learn" seminars which, once again, will be conducted in various locations across major energy producing regions.

9/4/2012

Funds For Learning, the nation’s largest E-rate compliance firm, today announced the results from its national 2012 Survey of E-rate Applicants. The results indicate a continued reliance on E-rate funding, particularly for broadband connectivity.

9/4/2012

Many schools tell kids to leave their cellphones, iPods and other gadgets at home or at least stowed in backpacks for the day — to varying degrees of success.

8/31/2012

8/31/2012

ith the implementation of MySciLEARN™, Scientific Learning’s new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, Scientific Learning Corp. and its customers have made significant strides to help more students than ever accelerate their acquisition of the cognitive, language, and reading skills essential for learning success.

8/31/2012

To overcome the costs and time constraints associated with speech language pathologists (SLPs) traveling to the district’s extremely rural school locations and to lessen the case load for current SLPs in the district, Union County School System in northern Georgia adopted PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online speech therapy services to K-12 students.

8/31/2012

To celebrate back-to-school, Califone is launching a contest for the growing community of educators using Pinterest to support educational advancement.

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