K-12 Technology News

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Report: Ed Purchases To Help Chromebook Shipments grow 27 Percent in 2015

Chromebook sales in 2015 will increase 27 percent over 2014 shipments to hit 7.3 million, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

'Honesty Gap' Misleads Parents and Educators on Student Proficiency

According to a new report from education organization Achieve, disparities in student proficiency between state tests for English language arts (ELA) and math and the ones issued by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) can vary widely — by as much as 60 percentage points.

PARCC States To Shorten Tests

PARCC's governing board recently voted to consolidate the two testing windows into one and to reduce the total amount of testing time by about 90 minutes.

BenQ Releases a Line of sRGB Projectors

The new roster uses the sRGB color space — an industry standard for color accuracy and saturation in smartphones, monitors, cameras, printers and the Internet — so that users can see their work consistently whether on a phone or a projection screen.

Mount Holyoke College Debuts Hybrid Teacher-Leader Development Program

Massachusetts' Mount Holyoke College is introducing online and face-to-face educator programs intended to train teachers how to be more effective in their own schools.

Follett to Offer HarperCollins E-books

The partnership will make 18,000 more e-books available for preK-12 students through Follett's Titlewave and Destiny Library Manager platforms.

Counselors Mixed on Which College Entrance Exam Students Should Take

High school counselors are all over the map in the advice they expect to give students about which college admissions exam to take in the next school year.

LoudCloud Updates Competency Ed Platform with Simpler Course Authoring, Expanded LTI Compliance

LoudCloud Systems has updated its competency-based education platform, Fastrak, with an improved user experience, simplified course authoring and "paths" for students and teachers, among other enhancements.

Right-Fitting Students with Majors Increases Chances of Academic Success

A study from testing organization ACT asked students about their planned majors when they register for and take the ACT college admissions test.

Hitachi Introduces Two New HDBaseT Projectors

The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 LCD projectors both offer HDBaseT Ultra HD video networking capability along with 60 percent improved contrast, WUXGA resolution and other enhancements.

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