T.H.E. Journal Goes Totally Digital August 20!
- Attention, print and digital subscribers to T.H.E. Journal magazine: Look for an e-mail message on Aug. 20 with a link that will lead you to an all-new online, multimedia T.H.E. Journal! This new interactive version of the magazine will replace the current print and digital editions. We will continue to carry all the quality features, columns, and news stories you've come to expect from T.H.E. Journal while offering you more dynamic and immersive content. To learn more about why T.H.E. Journal is taking this important next step in its history, watch T.H.E. Journal Editorial Director Therese Mageau explain how and why the decision was made, and what you can expect, in this video. Current subscribers--watch your mailbox! And If you are not currently a print or digital subscriber to T.H.E. Journal magazine, you can sign up for your free subscription here.
News & Issues
Tighter budgets in the education sector contributed to significant declines in desktop and notebook PC shipments in the United States in the second quarter. According to two new reports released this week, the domestic PC market was off by anywhere from 5.7 percent to 10.6 percent, with Apple and Lenovo showing the only gains among the top manufacturers.More
Moodle HQ is ending development of native My Moodle mobile apps for iOS and Android.More
Two schools in a small district in Maryland will be able to take advantage of a new solar installation that will also produce electricity for three other entities in the community. The project is the first public sector solar system in the state to benefit from a new law that allows for aggregate, net-metering, whereby one solar system can serve multiple customers.More
This fall, faculty and students will no longer need access to a Blackboard institutional license to use Blackboard mobile applications--as long as they're willing to shell out $5.99 for the software or pay an annual subscription fee of $1.99.More
Kentucky's Woodford County School District has adopted a new mobile identity and access management system in an effort to support its 1-to-1 iPad initiative.More
Dell has launched a new predictive analytics-based decision support system, Education Data Management (EDM), which is intended to improve student outcomes and school efficiency.More
The 21,000-student Mesa County Valley School District 51 has selected and is implementing the enterprise-level Edupoint Synergy Student Information System (SIS).More
Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) will partner with online education and curriculum provider K12 to deliver career education online at the secondary level via the new Independence Career Online High School.More
School Improvement Network has added new features to and redesigned Observation 360, a teacher professional development tool that integrates with PD 360, to personalize plans for teachers and provide training resources.More
The SchoolReach Instant Parent Contact notification system, designed for K-12 school districts, can now be accessed through student information system Pearson PowerSchool.More
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has announced the formation of its 2012-13 board of directors and officers. More
$100,000 Bully Prevention & Response Grant Available
The CyberBully Hotline has established a $100,000 grant program to help
K-12 schools in low income areas implement an anonymous bullying reporting
solution. Grant application period ends October 31, 2012 with 40 individual
awards to be made under the program.
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