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Increasing Literacy Rates with Purposeful iPad Integration. To plan the blended learning pilot, Wilkinsburg strategically assigned the iPads to teachers that were the most comfortable with technology.

Increasing Literacy Rates with Purposeful iPad Integration

Within this group of newly designated Technology Integrators, lead coaches were identified from both elementary schools to share best practices and help other teachers in their building with device rollout and integration. The program was to provide personalized literacy content to exactly half of the district’s preschool through sixth grade students. iPads were placed in one classroom for each grade level in Turner and Kelly Elementaries. If proven successful, Wilkinsburg planned to expand the initiative and serve the other half of elementary students beginning in Fall 2015. Blended Learning Resources.

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Filter By: webinar Digital Differentiation: The Future of Education Developing a transformative educational experience that drives academic achievement requires districts to shift their focus onto the student as an individual. Join Director of Product, Alice Locatelli, and Founder & CEO, David Vinca, for this live webinar as they discuss how new technology and student learning preferences are driving the future of education. Top_6_Things_Small_Businesses_Q12015.pdf. Q-See 16 Channel HD NVR Security System with 3TB HDD and 9 3MP HD IP Cameras. • H.264 video compression• Live Display Resolution and Frame Rate: 1920x 1080 (30FPS per cam)• Frame Rate: 480FPS (30 FPS on each channel)• Recording Resolution Capabilities:○5Mp -(2592x1944) @ 8 FPS per CH○3Mp -(2048×1536) @ 20 FPS per CH○1080P -(1920×1080) @ 30 FPS per CH○720P -(1280×720) @ 30 FPS per CH○D1 -(704×576/704×480) @ 30 FPS per CH• Total Transfer Rate: 160Mbps/ 8Mbps max per CH• NVR Inputs/Outputs:○Video In: 16 POE (Power Over Ethernet) Ports (RJ45)○Video Out: 1 VGA, 1 HDMI®, 1 BNC○RJ-45 Router Connection to enable remote monitoring○3 USB ports (2 for backup and 1 for USB mouse)○1 eSATA Port (faster backup options)• Supports 4 SATA HDD up to 4 TB each• NVR Power Supply: AC 110 /240V• NVR Weight: 11lbs (w/o HDD)• NVR Dimensions: 17.5" x 18" x 3" / 1.5U Case• NVR Power Consumption: 40W (without hard drive)• Supports ONVIF 2.0• Remote Monitoring: Web Browser, PSS, Mobile Devices,• Supports IP PTZ Cameras.

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32 Innovative (Free!) Online Educational Tools to Try in 2015. Want to be a better student? There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools. They’re not all changing education — but a few innovative ones are. Among the wide-ranging apps, sites, learning management systems, flashcard creators, and content archives, there are a few dozen that promise to make an impact on how students learn this year.

Noodle’s team of education experts investigated the vast array of online learning tools to create this list of the 32 best, most innovative online tools that we think will change the education space in 2015. We spoke with teachers, tutors, and leaders in the space. Key Considerations for Buying a K-12 Classroom Projector in 2015. Who’s Making Your Company’s Cloud Decisions. Untangle-whitepaper-highereducation-final.original. Aruba-K12EDTEch30Jan2015%20(2).pdf. Tough-Durability-Decisions-Good-Problem-To-Have-EDU_Refresh_Final_02.16.2015.pdf. Digital-Assessment-Customer-Snapshot-Wayne-MSD-Final_02.16.2015.pdf. Should every school class be a computer coding class? This spring, at St.

Should every school class be a computer coding class?

Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, the fifth-grade Spanish class programmed computers to produce bilingual, animated photo albums. The seventh-grade science class rejiggered the code behind climate models. The first-graders programmed robots to run mazes. And that’s just for starters. “We’d like everybody to be more comfortable with computer science, because it’s running our lives now, and because it enhances what’s possible in the classroom,” said Kim Wilkens, a technology teacher at St. They’re not alone. One of the biggest challenges for computer science advocates is that many kids simply don’t see why coding matters, in a world of preloaded software and the vast resources of the Internet. While enrollment in Advanced Placement computer science, a Java coding course, has been growing rapidly, the numbers pale in comparison to most other STEM AP courses. But are stand-alone computer science courses enough? Of course, that’s easier said than done.

Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing. By Donna DeLuca April 17th, 2015 A green screen and a Mac turn a storage space into a hi-tech playground Back when I was in school, class projects were limited to written reports, dioramas, and posters—things we could create with pencils, paper, Popsicle sticks, and glue.

Set up your own digital media lab for next to nothing

To say our students today have many more options available to them would be the understatement of the 21st century. With the advent of lightning-quick computers and gorgeous digital media tools, students are now dreaming up PowerPoint presentations, Prezis, websites, wikis, Photo Stories, and more—things limited only by their imaginations. Creating these types of digital projects has become second nature to them, and they have no concept of a time when these technologies were not available. 5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core State Standards. Common Core 5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core State Standards With online testing underway in many states, we look at the hardware and software that districts are using to teach to the new standards.

5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core State Standards

According to the 4th Annual Principals' Assessment of Public Education, 95.7 percent of schools in states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have implemented or are in the process of implementing the standards. Many of those schools are also getting ready to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium assessments for the first time.