Hyundai Motor America and the nonprofit MIND Research Institute today announced a partnership aimed at improving math education for thousands of high-need elementary school students across the country.
The Institute for Habits of Mind and WonderGrove Studios launched a new series of instructional animations based on the 16 Habits of Mind, developed by Drs. Art Costa and Bena Kallick.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute The stated goal of Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute is to promulgate the ideals and goals which motivated this noted American. As part of its effort to assemble and distribute historical
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Google are collaborating to allow students to use the Chromebook when taking major statewide tests.
PLE combines 21st-century technology with PLATO Learning’s curricula, assessment and standards management to create a unified system for integrating the key aspects of the educational process. This latest release adds new features and functionality upgrades, including the Create Custom Resource tool, teacher and student communication tools and enhanced batch enroll features.Price: $300-$1,200 per seat (inclusive of instructional content)Category: administrative tool
This Web-based collaborative tool enables high school and college instructors to quickly create and manage peer-review assignments, in which students read and comment on each other’s work. PeerMark offers integration with major course management systems, like Moodle and Blackboard, and features markup and editing tools. Currently PeerMark is available in both English and Spanish. Prompted by instructor-supplied questions and guidelines, students can easily upload, review, and comment on each other’s papers. Price: Contact company for pricing.Category: writing
District: ROBSTOWN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Robstown, TX; a 3,500-student districtType Of Whiteboard: PolyVision (the 78-inch eno is $1,595. Pricing decreases for multiple quantities), www.polyvision.comWhy whiteboards?The goal was to enhance education through technology, says Fred Zamora, the former technology coordinator. “We wanted to gain the attention of the learner, and with a board, all eyes are on the instructor.”We chose these whiteboards because ...“PolyVision proved itself,” says Zamora. “They listened to our needs and promised to deliver as much staff development as we needed—for no charge. We didn’t have to make the product fit into our plan; PolyVision made a product that let us do what we needed to do.”What do you like about the whiteboards?“The boards are very well made, and the construction has been designed for longevity, which helps with technology budgets. The new eno board is supereasy to use and is practically indestructible.”What don’t you like about the whiteboards?“The board response was being confused by our teachers resting their hands on the board as they wrote, but the eno resolved that.”Have teachers integrated the whiteboards successfully?“The teachers recorded a 30 percent jump in test scores. I believe that was at least partly due to teachers using boards, as they amplify teacher instruction.”Any advice for schools that are considering whiteboards?Ask yourself: Will the product enhance education? Will the company provide free tech support? Is staff development provided free or at a nominal cost? How long is the warranty? What are the installation costs? Do teachers want the product?