Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:14pm
Teachers at 25 schools throughout New York are participating in an 18-month literacy pilot designed to improve college and career readiness for all students. This professional development model will be built by the myON team, in partnership with the New York Institute of Technology, the NY State Teacher Centers and their associated BOCES.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:03pm
With All in a Rainforest Day, a new hardcover nonfiction book published by EdTechLens Publishing, pre-K3 students can learn about the animals, plants and climate found in the world’s tropical rainforests. The book is written by Ellen B. Senisi with photography by Thomas Marent.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:53am
Epson and Mimio are partnering to sell MimioStudio classroom software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. Under this agreement, Epson will sell MimioStudio software licenses with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors through its reseller network. The software may also be purchased separately by existing BrightLink customers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:06am
Samsung Electronics America announced the availability of the new Galaxy Tab 4 Education – its first tablet specifically designed to support scalable 1-to-1 computing initiatives in K12 schools. The rugged, student-friendly, 10.1-inch tablet integrates with Google Play for Education and can be managed easily via a web-based console.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:44am
ASCD released the new Essential Questions DVD, developed by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, creators of the Understanding by Design framework . The new DVD, for use in professional learning communities and schools, explores how to design and frame essential questions to create a more stimulating environment for learning.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:43am
The Anaheim City School District in California announced that it has chosen to implement the TIPWeb‐IM textbook inventory system from Hayes Software Systems. This solution will be implemented across the school system’s 24 schools, which serves 19,000 students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:32pm
ASCD released new ASCD Whole Child Snapshots highlighting how well each state—and the nation—is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children. The snapshots feature data aligned with the five tenets of ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative—healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:26pm
Goalbook has expanded its web-based platform, Toolkit, to include research-based resources that allow teachers to better address social emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:01am
As part of a new agreement between Cengage Learning's Gale and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, more than 5 million Texas public school students in more than 9,000 schools will have online access to 15 Gale databases and a collection of ebooks from Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:46pm
ASCD released four new titles that support academic achievement, including two professional development titles about best practices and strategies and two ASCD Arias publications.