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IMS Global Releases How To Guide

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Support continues to build for the adoption of IMS Global’s open technology standards. The organization has just announced the release of a guide that will help publishers put IMS standards into practice. As a charter member of the group that worked with schools to develop the standards, ClassLink is thrilled with the advances IMS Global is making in our space….

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Pen and Paper vs Laptops in the Classroom, and the winner is…

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When I read commentaries that downplay the value of technology in education I envision the author as the character Roz from Monsters, Inc. From the start of ClassLink way back in 1998, we have been helping students and teachers more easily access all their software and files, knowing that better access to good learning resources can lead to better educational outcomes….

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December 24th, 2014 Update

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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! We will be releasing a minor update to ClassLink LaunchPad on Christmas Eve, December 24th. Login Page Enhancements Login page caching – improved load times Brute force detection changes – will throttle failed logins after 5 unsuccessful login attempts Two Factor image selection optimizations – reduced the amount of space required to render images Two Factor image…

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Big Data in Education

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  Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the 2014 Data Summit & Expo hosted by the NJ Technology Council. NJTC was founded by @maxineballen and they are a great group of passionate people dedicated to helping grow technology and life sciences companies in New Jersey. The event was all about cloud computing, data centers, and Big Data. I participated in…

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A Guide to Professional Development in Education, Part 1

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In this multipart blog series I will be investigating Professional Development (PD) in education and based on research will help put together a guide for schools and school districts to use in the implementation of PD.  The term professional development (PD) is spoken very freely in education.  The connotation that follows this term will vary from position to position.  Administrators may…

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Why Do We Need Cloud Computing in the Classroom?

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The importance of integrating technologies into schools is very widely researched in education.  There is a large body of research that confirms the benefits of technologies in the classroom. Among the newest technologies to impact EdTech is “Cloud Computing”. Cloud Computing simply means the ability to access applications, file storage, and collaboration tools from anywhere through the internet. It allows…

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LaunchPad June 2014 Release Notes

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LaunchPad June 2014 Release Notes On Wednesday, June 11th, we will be releasing our June update to LaunchPad. General Updates Improved the workflow for Assignments, single click to edit, no more downloading. Edit assignments directly with Zoho My Apps: Right click for Auto Login enabled apps to reset password Request Auto Logins from Resource Library New LaunchPad Agent Our Agent…

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LaunchPad May 2014 Release Notes

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LaunchPad May 2014 Release Notes On Thursday, May 15th, we will be releasing our next major update to LaunchPad. This update will include significant enhancements to our single sign-on and local edit experiences. Infinite Single Sign-ons To infinity and beyond! LaunchPad will soon have the capability to Single Sign-on into EVERYTHING! With this update, we can create SSO connectors into…

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1 Millionth Active User!

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Congrats Team LaunchPad, our 1 millionth active user! We have reached another milestone here at ClassLink since the introduction of our web version of LaunchPad, our 1 millionth active user! January 2014 Release Notes Resource Library Streamlined user interface Class Apps and My Apps have the same UI Enterprise category – admins can add apps to resource library Voting Descriptions…

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