Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:04am
TESOL International Association, a professional association committed to promoting excellence in English-language teaching, has released resources to help teachers of English learners address the Common Core State Standards. The resources include books, papers and a webinar.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:22pm
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced that actor and global humanitarian, Ashley Judd, will give the opening keynote at ISTE 2014. Actor America Ferrera, previously scheduled to speak, is unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict. Part idea incubator and part collaborative workspace, the ISTE annual conference, to be held June 28 – July 1 in Atlanta.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:28pm
MIND Research Institute’s board of directors named Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., its new CEO. Ted Smith is retiring as CEO and chairman. He will remain chairman until a new one is elected, and then continue as a member of the board. Peterson co-founded the nonprofit in 1998, along with Gordon Shaw, Ph.D., and Mark Bodner, Ph.D.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:21pm
SunGard K-12 Education has selected Schoology as its learning management solutions provider. The alliance pairs eSchoolPLUS’s Teacher Access Center with Schoology’s platform for managing instruction, communication and collaboration to enable teachers to manage their classroom and student learning experience in one tool.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:17pm
MindPlay, Inc. introduced a new upgraded version of its reading curriculum for grades K12, MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC). All stories within the web-based MVRC are also now assigned Lexile ratings by MetaMetrics.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:41pm
Alma, a K12 school management system, has added new messaging features and emergency notification capabilities that allow administrators, teachers, parents, and students to connect.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:37pm
When an EF5 tornado swept through Moore, Okla., last year, the storm leveled two elementary schools: Briarwood and Plaza Towers. Now the Lions of Oklahoma are helping the schools rebuild. They recently replaced all of Lightspeed Technologies' Redcat classroom audio systems both schools had before the storm.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:30pm
CEV Multimedia and Frenship Independent School District (FISD) announced a pilot program that assists the district's preparation for Texas House Bill 5. Counselors and educators at FISD will use iCEV, an online platform that produces and delivers comprehensive educational content, to guide students through the new process of choosing endorsement areas of study.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:11pm
Extron Electronics has released new versions of all four of its Extron Cable Cubby Series/2 enclosures for AV connectivity and AC power. The Cable Cubby Series/2 includes the compact Cable Cubby 500, the mid-size Cable Cubby 700, the slim, low profile Cable Cubby 1200, and the double-sided, Cable Cubby 1400.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:59am
The Kids InfoBits database has been redesigned with a modern interface, improved navigation, updated content and additional tools. Developed by Gale, Kids InfoBits is designed for students in kindergarten through grade five and addresses the way kids learn and conduct research.