Smartblog on Education: Common core doesn’t have to be scary for special educators

Source: Smartblog on Education I can hear the fear in my colleagues’ voices when they talk about the Common Core State Standards. There is so much uncertainty surrounding the new standards and how to teach to them. The fear is even more prevalent in the special education community, an

THE Journal: Texas District Expands Use of Reading Literacy Program on iPads

Source: THE Journal A Texas school district is expanding use of a digital book service that helps schools address literacy. McAllen Independent School District in Texas has committed to deploying myON in all of its elementary and middle schools, 27 in total. The school system began us

Tech & Learning: The Benefits of Blended Learning

Source: Tech & Learning  By Kelly Hurtado In the late 1990s, the parents of a special needs student in Tucson, Arizona were dissatisfied with traditional schooling. Fortunately, they had extensive educational expertise. They founded Mountain Rose Academy, a charter high school fea

Tech & Learning: McAllen ISD Incorporates Personalized Literacy in 1:1 Program

Source: Tech & Learning McAllen Independent School District (MISD) in McAllen, Texas, is implementing myON to provide students with 24/7 access to over 7,000 books. The district viewed myON’s digital library as an important addition to its 1:1 initiative. District administrators o

Tech & Learning: Odysseyware Academy obtains NCAA course approval

Source: Tech & Learning Odysseyware Academy, a nationally accredited distance-learning school that provides individualized 3-12 instruction, announces course approval by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). All of Odysseyware Academy’s courses are provided by Odyss

EdTech Roundup: Odysseyware – Online Learning System with Virtual Science Labs

Source: EdTech Roundup Odysseyware is an online learning system that offers coursework for students in 3rd through 12th grade in an enormous variety of subjects.  These courses can be used for students who need to make up credits, to help teachers flip their class, for homebound stude

Tech & Learning: Odysseyware Earns Approval For Georgia Textbook Replacement

Source: Tech & Learning Odysseyware has officially been approved for Georgia’s textbook replacement program. Odysseyware, provider of online, multimedia-enriched K-12 curriculum and blended learning solutions, now has 115 core, elective and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses

Tech & Learning: Putnam County School System Chooses Assessment Software

Source: Tech & Learning Naiku, provider of classroom assessment software, announced today that the Putnam County School System (PCSS) has chosen Naiku’s next-gen assessment software for district-wide implementation. Based in Cookeville, TN, PCSS serves nearly 11,000 students and h

EdNET Insight: Designing the Ideal Personalized Curriculum

Source: EdNET Insight Take a look at a typical third grade classroom. While the teacher is talking, how many students are actually paying attention? Beyond that, how many are actually learning? Those students with drifting eyes or fidgety hands aren’t bad students; they just aren’t en

THE Journal: Registration Gateway Adds Geovisual Tools from GuideK12

Source: THE Journal SRC Solutions will integrate GuideK12′s geovisual analytics technology into its Registration Gateway online enrollment tool in an effort to further streamline student enrollment for parents. As a result of the partnership, when parents enroll their children,