Florida's Citrus County School District is beginning a system-wide rollout of a Web-based teacher effectiveness evaluation tool. The district joins 21 others in Florida that have adopted the FASTe platform from ed tech developer Performance Matters.
Ed tech developer GradeCam has released a free formative assessment tool for educators.
Personalized learning pathways will be available for students in grades K-2 with the expansion of a partnership between CompassLearning and the Northwest Evaluation Association.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Questionmark has unveiled a new version of its assessment management platform.
Education data coalition urges changes to certification and licensure to ensure competency in teachers' and administrators' understanding of data.
Four years ago Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) in Mooresville, NC, rolled out a 1:1 laptop program that put MacBooks in the hands of all students in grades 3 through 12. Even before the computers were doled out though, Scott Smith, CTO of the 5,500-student district, said the IT team, school leaders, administrators, and teachers decided that they wanted to do more than just "hand out laptops to kids."
- By Bridget McCrea
Where are students finding the materials they plagiarize in their papers? According to a new study, WIkipedia tops the list for both secondary and college students. But as a category, encyclopedia sites are among the least popular sources, coming in behind four other types of information outlets, including both academic sites and paper mills.
Pearson recently released an update to its digital repository, Equella. The 5.1 release includes new tools for working with Microsoft Office files, new notifications, and integration with Flickr and YouTube.
Ed tech developer Promethean has launched a new and significantly enhanced generation of classroom response systems, ActivExpression2.