T&L News(138)

Week of: July 21, 2008

  • Product: Plato Achieve Now on PSPDescription: PLATO Achieve Now on PSP is a handheld, mobile instructional program that extends the activities of the classroom. This educational gaming solution, developed for exclusive use on the PSP system, comes with interactive software, school and home learning activities, teacher materials, professional development, and student assessment.
  • New Map Links Tech and CitizenshipCan technology skills make our students better citizens? A new map seems to indicate that they do.
  • Grant, Contest News
    NCTM has announced an increase in its Equity in Mathematics Grants for 2009-2010. MET will award an $8,000 grant, increased from $3,000 last year, to an individual or a small group of teachers currently teaching mathematics in grades 6-8.
  • MORE NECC NEWSHolt McDougal launches ThinkCentral, a full-featured learning management system (LMS) combining digital content with class and district management tools. ThinkCentral offers middle and high schools one source for instructional content, pedagogical function, and management. Teachers can customize their environment by managing textbook content and administrative tasks. Districts can use ThinkCentral as a systemwide resource to manage content delivery, generate standards-based reports, and allow collaborative curriculum development. ThinkCentral includes an assignment manager; a reporting system to analyze class or student performance; a content authoring system; a schedulable calendar; a roster manager; tools for delivering automated remediation and differentiated instruction; and a searchable database of instructional materials that makes it easy to locate content by standard or keyword.
  • Think your students know what it takes to get into the college of their dreams?
    From July 15 through September 30, students will have a chance to win an all-expenses-paid tour of the accredited U.S. college of their choice, thanks to the Dream College Tour Sweepstakes from Texas Instruments (TI) and The Princeton Review. Students can register to win online at The Princeton Review and TI Math Rocks or by registering for free local educational seminars. One student will win the Dream College Sweepstakes grand prize, an all-expense paid tour of a student's first-choice college. TI and The Princeton Review are also giving away thousands of dollars worth of prizes.