Turning Technologies has established the
Turning Foundation to help classrooms,
schools, and districts with their school
improvement efforts. The Turning Founda-
tion’s key outreach and support services match needs with
potential funders, help schools develop improvement plans,
assist organizations with the funding application process,
provide specific research and language to support funding
applications, review applications and provide feedback prior
to submission, and assist with implementation, start-up,
evaluation, and grant reporting.
MORE INFO: www.turningtechnologies.com/studentresponsesystem/
ISTE has released three new books. Global Education:
Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students
by Laurence Peters focuses on integrating global education
into standards-based lessons. It costs $22.35 for members
and $31.95 for nonmembers.
Student-Powered Podcasting by Christopher Shamburg
is a guide to teaching podcasting, a skill that connects
students to the world around them. It costs $23.05 for
members and $32.95 for nonmembers.
Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle
School Classrooms by Grace E. Smith and Stephanie
Throne offers strategies and lessons to ensure that students
receive a tailored education that prepares them with the
technology skills they need. It costs $26.55 for members
and $37.95 for nonmembers.
MORE INFO: www.iste.org/bookstore
Naviance has released a suite of products and services for
schools designed to promote college and workplace readiness. Naviance Succeed offers course, college, and career
planning systems as well as analytics to help administrators
measure long-term outcomes about their students, such as
enrollment and retention rates and college admittance numbers. Naviance Succeed also brings together multiple data
sources, allowing students to easily link their course selections to their career plans.
MORE INFO: www.naviance.com
ESRI and the National Geographic Society
have teamed up to create GeoMentor,
a program that will enlist people who use
geographic information to help educators
and students better understand its numerous applications.
GeoMentors adopt a classroom or after-school program
and help teachers and students see how geography and
geographic information systems (GIS) can help them better
understand the interconnectedness of objects and events in
the world. The GeoMentor website has tools for pairing mentors with educators, finding activities, acquiring resources
from both the National Geographic Society and ESRI, and
MORE INFO: www.geomentor.org
Sylvan Learning has launched a free supplemental
mathematics resource for grades 7–12. Created by
educators, SchoolMathPrep.com delivers more than
2,000 instructor-led videos covering 750 lessons in
pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, and math test
preparation programs for the SAT and ACT. Each lesson
includes sample problems, summary notes, a quiz, a work-sheet, and a deep-thought question.
MORE INFO: www.schoolmathprep.com/index-smp.php
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