Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 3:13pm
Parent’s Pad, an assessment tool designed to deliver the most comprehensive feedback on preschoolers’ learning, was launched today by award-winning educational technology company Kidaptive. Parent’s Pad integrates with Leo’s Pad, an iPad app that combines a series of animated educational stories with activities that customize learning to a child’s ability.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 3:11pm
One Call Now, the leading group message & notification provider, today announced the launch of its latest anti-bullying service for students, parents, and educators, the Safe School Helpline®. With the addition of this anonymous hotline and direct access to crisis counselors, One Call Now offers a complete school safety solution.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 3:10pm
School districts in Minnesota and North Dakota can now purchase the Schoolwires Centricity2™ website and content management system and other Schoolwires’ solutions at a discounted and more cost-effective rate. The Minnesota Service Cooperatives recently signed an agreement with Schoolwires, selecting the company as its only approved content management provider for its member districts.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 3:02pm
These books—organized by how they help educators transform teaching and learning—offer readers the opportunity to dive deep into the hottest topics in education, including using data to focus improvement, project-based learning, child development, and neurodiversity.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:54pm
eInstruction’s newest clicker is lightweight, compact, and designed to fit comfortably in a student’s hand for extended periods of time. It is equipped with a long-life lithium battery and works in a common RF environment with Pulse and Spark.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:51pm
After successfully implementing the Fast ForWord® program at the middle school level for more than three years, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has expanded its implementation to include all elementary schools as well. This year, the district rolled out the Fast ForWord online reading intervention to 15 elementary schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:48pm
With the Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) framework, the state of New Jersey is working to improve teacher quality and student outcomes using a new system for educator evaluations. The evaluation system, which must be implemented in all districts in 2013-14, is composed of equal parts teacher practice and direct measures of student achievement.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 3:41pm
Blackboard Inc. has unveiled a new release of its flagship learning management system (LMS) that includes a tool to help instructors identify and engage at-risk students based on course activity patterns that correlate with student success. The feature makes it easier for instructors with limited time to find effective ways to improve student retention and outcomes.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 3:32pm
With the increased influence of popular culture, the report also finds that students are increasingly choosing books with lower text complexity, a concern for many educators.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 3:08pm
Presented by Arizona State University, the Clayton Christensen Institute and GSV Advisors, the award was given at the 2013 Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.