Industry News

1/29/2014

1/29/2014
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal showed that preliminary data from Futuresource Consulting has Chromebooks taking 19 percent of the K12 tablet and PC market, with Apple at 47 percent and Windows at 28 percent. Those numbers may not seems like a big deal until you consider that Chromebooks had just 1 percent at the end of 2012.
1/29/2014
The initiative will leverage the inspirational leadership of CEOs; the personal stories of their employees who have risen above difficult circumstances to have successful careers; and specific professional pathways that these companies' Talent and Human Resources departments will provide to College Summit students.
1/29/2014
Blended learning was under the spotlight at a dedicated panel at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland last week. Education International’s general secretary, Fred van Leeuwen, participated in the panel entitled ‘The Future of Learning’, which debated how education systems are responding to advances in online learning and social technology.
1/29/2014
UClass.io For Schools is a centralized, searchable district-wide resource exchange that lets teachers share, find and organize resources that are created for the new Common Core standards.
1/29/2014
Edgenuity, a provider of online and blended learning solutions, announced that its Common Core mathematics curriculum for grades 6-8 has been adopted by the California State Board of Education. As students progress through the courses, they engage in extended problem sets and apply learning to the context of real-world situations, preparing them for success in higher level mathematics courses.
1/29/2014
The Eco series includes six projectors ranging from 2600-3200 lumens and offers both standard throw XGA/WXGA, and fixed short-throw XGA/WXGA.
1/29/2014
Ingalls Shipbuilding is helping students in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana build robots, space buggies, bridges, rockets and roller coasters—all while boosting their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard distributed 25 grants for use on a variety of STEM-related projects and competitions.

1/28/2014

1/28/2014
A national winner will be selected from these finalists in February and all state and national honorees will be recognized at an April black-tie gala in Washington, DC.
1/28/2014
The enlightening 10-part video collection, narrated by NBC Olympics’ hockey host Liam McHugh, delves into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design and mathematics behind the world’s foremost sporting event.
1/28/2014
Funded by AASA through a partnership with the National Joint Powers Alliance, the $2,000 grants will be used to furnish items such as food and clothing and in some instances, temporary housing stipends.
1/28/2014
The researchers concluded that students whose teachers had one or more years of teaching experience and used Science Techbook for instruction scored higher on the FCAT than students whose teachers had similar levels of experience but had not used Science Techbook for instruction.

1/27/2014

1/27/2014
The museum also announces its participation in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program in 2014. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Farnsworth is free to all Bank of America cardholders upon presentation of their card.
1/27/2014
Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from popular publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access.
1/27/2014
The platform’s modular technology incorporates a workflow engine to support the end-to-end process of assessment development, including blueprinting, item authoring and review, test generation and test administration.
1/27/2014
To create the collections, Net Texts’ content researchers reviewed hundreds of YouTube Education channel videos and video collections, and selected those they believe teachers will find most valuable.

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