Wyoming science teacher London Jenks not only allows mobile technologies in his classroom, but he's also learned how to maximize them as educational tools, tapping the devices for assessments, research, and even student scavenger hunts using QR codes.
- By Bridget McCrea
Glogster is adding new editions of its educational platform, Glogster EDU, starting in mid-September. Glogster EDU is an online service that lets students create "Glogs"--online multimedia posters that use text, photos, music, and video. They can be used for book reports, class projects, homework, and presentations on any subject.
SIIA's 2011 Vision K-20 finds schools should do a better job of meeting students' personalized needs and provide higher-caliber assessment tools.
iParadigms has integrated Educational Testing Service's e-rater grammar checking tool with its online grading solution, GradeMark.
After the IT director at a large private school couldn't find the student information system that worked for his school with both a virtual and brick-and-mortar campus, he went to the cloud for the answers he was looking for.
- By Jennifer Netherby
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has released a new toolkit designed to help state and district education leaders implement Common Core State Standards within the P21 Framework for 21st Century Skills.
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP) has become a national member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a coalition of industry and education organizations focused on integrating technology into education.
In an effort to help ease the transition to new technology-driven assessments planned for nationwide implementation in 2014, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has launched Assess4ed.net, a new online resource and community for state and district education leaders.
Clark County School District in Nevada is upping its stake in online assessments for its younger students.
E-portfolios can be used to do more than just demonstrate student progress toward standards. They can also allow students to show who they are as individuals, while also providing a means to track a student's growth from kindergarten all the way through high school and beyond.
- By Sharleen Nelson