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Solutions for Education. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes. Tech Tips. Districts find new way to fund technology. November 7, 2014 | By John Fensterwald | 1 Comment Three school districts and a community college passed a new form of school bonds on Tuesday aimed at ensuring technology purchases are more affordable and frequent.

Districts find new way to fund technology

Called Ed-Tech Bonds, they are a series of low-interest, short-term bonds, with a three- to five-year payback period, each issued after the previous one is paid off. Digital Promise. Planning and strategy. National Center for Technology Planning. Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters? : NPR Ed. xLi Platform - AgilixAgilix.

The Agilix Extensible Learning Infrastructure (xLi) is a modular framework for developing learning technology products.

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The xLi architecture consists of more than 250 Web Services interfaces and 50 User Interface components that can be combined in various ways to produce a broad range of compelling interactive educational applications. It’s a tried and true model that provides 80% of the functionality shared by all learning tools, freeing you to focus your creative time on the 20% that is unique to your application. Using your in-house team of programmers, outsourced coders or Agilix’ world-class IdeaWorks team of experts, you can build learning applications in months, not years. 10 best free lightweight networking tools. Looking for some network utilities?

10 best free lightweight networking tools

There are plenty of options, but don't waste time on the bulky and more heavyweight contenders, unless you really need them - our Tiny Tools may provide all you need. If you'd like to find out what software is installed across your network, for instance, you could install some expensive commercial solution, complete with database, analytical tools and more. PageWerkz Educational Technology Introduces a New Digital Workbook Platform for Content Publishers. September 08, 2014 -- SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Werkz Publishing Inc. announces the launch of PageWerkz, a proprietary new educational technology that offers a digital workbook platform for content providers.

PageWerkz Educational Technology Introduces a New Digital Workbook Platform for Content Publishers

The San Diego-based company, which is best known for its award-winning ScienceWerkz science education apps, is seeking to partner with content publishers who wish to transform textbooks, newspapers, magazines, and other informational materials into an interactive and dynamic format for tablets and computers. Photo - "We're excited to introduce our PageWerkz educational technology platform, which is a revolutionary tool that allows content providers to present their materials on tablets and computers without requiring constant internet access," said Werkz Publishing CEO Mark Salata, PhD. "PageWerkz leverages our expertise in applying the best teaching and learning practices to digital products.

Leading Edge Certification. 4 More Incredibly Common Reasons Your Wifi Performance is Awful. 4 More Incredibly Common Reasons Your Wifi Performance is Awful Posted by Danny Mareco on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 08:33 AM A particularly hot topic we’re constantly talking about at SecurEdge is wifi performance.

4 More Incredibly Common Reasons Your Wifi Performance is Awful

Everyone, even long time IT professionals have had to deal with wireless performance issues, the challenge comes in when you have to diagnose those problems. The simple fact, is that with the explosion of mobile devices our networks have become increasingly complex, not only in their design but in the devices and applications they are supposed to support. So, when it comes to designing your network for optimal performance or diagnosing current performance issues, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Raspberry Pi. AirWatch Teacher Tools simplifies tablet management for educators and enhances learning experience for students - AirWatch Blog.

Document Camera. EdTechCHAT. Dysfunctional relationships between tech directors and teachers can be profoundly frustrating to all.


However, strong, collaborative relationships between tech directors and teachers can create exceptional learning possibilities. New to Computer Networks - Intro to Networking Resources. Home » Networking See more RELATED PROJECTS Office 365 Hybrid Deployment Moved Exchange Server 2003 mailboxes to office 365 and used Active Directory synchronization and federation services to handle the Hybrid environment.

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Technology Funding: A How-To Guide. 4/1/2007 By: Ken Brown from Educators' eZine Believe it or not, better teaching and greater student achievement does not end with merely acquiring hardware and software.

Technology Funding: A How-To Guide

It must be supported by an assessment of needs, not merely wants, and that must relate to the plans for school improvement. Edsurge. The wheels of school bureaucracies may seem creaky and slow--but so, too, it turns out, are those of corporate America.


In February, President Obama announced with some fanfare that he had rounded up technology donations worth more than a $1 billion from U.S. corporations for schools as part of the government’s ConnectED initiative. To be part of the initiative, companies had to commit to providing goods or services worth at least $100 million. Several stepped up more: Adobe pledged $300 million worth of software. Blog – Forget Passwords: Introducing Instant Login. CaliQity K-12 Online Learning. Edsurge. What happens when mixed groups of educators, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors spend an hour talking with each other?


Invited by Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, EdSurge facilitated such a conversation on May 13 at the Milken Penn GSE competition and conference in Philadelphia. The groups tackled several key questions together: What are the burning questions for each stakeholder? What are educators’ priorities when it comes to education technology? And what should be included in an “Edtech Bill of Rights”? Big Takeaways: What Matters to Educators Give educators a voice in the design process! Similarly, educators want clarity from companies around the purpose of specific edtech: What is the product replacing? Emcod : @GreatMindsSTEM @RooseveltHSLA ... Open Data in Education: A Case for Pricing Transparency. RCEd Commentary Imagine the wealth of non-personal data that sits behind every education institution in America.

There are approximately 100,000 schools and 7,000 colleges nationwide, all of which collect or provide institutional purchasing information and so much more. Most of this information is kept private, mainly because that's the way it's been done for years. A Two-Gear Construct for Envisioning Blended Learning. Teachers using blended learning correctly can be one of the best ways for students to meet the challenge of the Common Core and develop ownership of their learning. But what does "done correctly" mean? If a teacher moves from a traditional teaching style (Point A) to using blended learning correctly (Point B), what does Point B look like? What is the optimal blended learning model? Two years ago, I set out to answer this question, and what I learned greatly surprised me. My organization, CFY, conducted a pilot in 2011-12 that worked with teachers on incorporating blended learning into their classrooms.

After more than a year of discussions and visits, CFY derived our construct. Subject Index. Previewing a new Classroom. As a former high school math teacher, I know all too well that teachers spend a ton of valuable time doing things other than teaching—waking up early to grade quizzes, collecting and returning piles of paper assignments, and battling copy machine paper jams. But with today’s technology it doesn’t have to be this way. Many teachers and professors have found ways to use technology to be better educators and avoid busy work.

We spent the past year working closely with many educators to understand the systems they use to simplify their workloads, so they can get back to doing what they love—teaching. Today, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, we’re announcing a preview of Classroom, a new, free tool in the Google Apps for Education suite. It helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease. Sign in - Google Accounts. PLAYDATE 14 Teaser. Reinventing the Classroom. Edsurge. Many educators are excited about blended learning these days, but the reality is that starting a school or district-wide program can be a long process, and does not always include the individuals that it will affect the most. My story is a bit different. As a second grade teacher in the ICEF Public Schools charter network in Los Angeles, I was part of the first group of teachers to pilot blended learning.

Soon into the implementation process, I realized that I didn’t have to wait for the organization to make all the decisions. I could take control of the implementation in my own classroom, and help lead the way myself. What my students achieved last year was more amazing than they, or I, had realized. Teachers Know Best - College Ready. In surveys and interviews, teachers told us that they are looking for resources that can help their students meet new, more rigorous standards, including the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards.

They also are optimistic that digital instructional tools can be useful. Login or Signup. To read the full article, login or subscribe. EML Subscription Levels Educating Modern Learners offers different subscriptions levels, from a basic free subscription with limited access to content and benefits, to monthly and yearly subscriptions which provide a deeply immersive experience through a variety of touch points.

For details, see our subscription options. Virtual Worlds. Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) The EdTech Locator. Technology Is Learning. In her commentary, Ellie Herman appreciates the gift of time. Under the new Local Control Funding Formula, LA Unified schools in underserved communities will be given $837 million to meet the needs of students in poverty, English learners and children in foster care. It’s not yet clear exactly how that money will be allocated, and it’s still less than what we’ve thrown at iPads. But it’s desperately needed.

As a teacher who worked in a high-poverty high school and is now spending a year observing classrooms across the socioeconomic spectrum in L.A., here’s how that funding could help: A plan to add more meaning to CA computer science class. Sen. ITO Home Page.


Personalized Learning, Observational Assessment Platform. What fuels our success. White House builds ed tech entrepreneurship handbook. Dive Brief: Presentations1-2_merged. Edsurge. Slate. Learning ELA. Free and Safe Text Messaging for Teachers. Edsurge. The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech. Mapping Media to the Common Core » What do you want to CREATE today? Edsurge. Actively Learn was built with teachers in mind in 2012. MasteryConnect. Tablet. Research tool - Drive Help. 30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Lea.

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Resources: Find a trainer – Google Apps for Education. Recorded Webinars. Grants HQ. New institute gets $10M to gamify education for kids. Standards For Students. Get Fueled in Personalized Learning - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blended learning, EdTech, getfueled, personalized learning. Edsurge. Edsurge. Educational iPad apps. Procurement-Paper-Final-Version. 6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home.

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GitHub Education. Through coverage of the market, research and up-to-date analysis, Games and Learning reports on the opportunities and challenges facing those seeking to unlock the educational power of games. Network Infrastructure & BYOD Security - Extreme Networks. Learning Math. FCC to boost fund for broadband in schools. America Just Got $2.75 Billion Closer to Internet in All Its Schools - Laura Ryan. About. 11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education. Scaffolds Critical Thinking and Enables Flipped Learning. L.A. Unified gets reduction on iPads price. 4 Steps To Creating Confident And Creative Thinking Students.

Technology Integration Matrix. SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning. Grade any open-response assignment. Fast. Cloud Operations Software for Schools - SchoolDude. Khan Academy iOS App Gives Access To Its 3,500 Videos.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. YouTube. Research Papers. Claro Overview. Articulate Storyline Pearls. Seven deadly sins of item writing – with apologies to William Shakespeare. Tin Can API Homepage - Programmable E-learning and Experience Tracking.