K-12 Technology News

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College-Bound High Schoolers Finding Favor with Online Choices

College-bound high schoolers are showing more interest in the blended model of instruction and less interest in going for the all face-to-face approach. That finding surfaces in the latest edition of Eduventures' annual "College-Bound Market Update Report."

Report: 4 Possible Future Credentialing Systems

Methods of documenting the knowledge and skills of students and employees could change dramatically over the next 10 years, according to a new report from KnowledgeWorks, a nonprofit organization that works with schools and communities to foster personalized learning.

Report: Majority of Teachers Purchase School Supplies for Students

This year 91 percent of teachers used some of their own money to pay for school supplies, and 38 percent used only their own money, according to a new report from The NPD Group.

Florida Schools Use Early Warning System To Identify At-Risk Students

Florida school districts now have access to digital tools designed to help them identify the early warning signals that students may need additional support to improve academic performance or stay in school.

ExploraVision Competition Winners Selected

Winners of the ExploraVision Competition, announced April 29, have used bio-scaffolding technology to create surgeon's tools, found ways to dispose of electronic waste, discovered how to detect food poisoning and protected sea turtle hatchlings — all with technology that may not be available for 20 more years.

PresenceLearning Launches Online Special Education Service

PresenceLearning can connect schools and districts with fully credentialed special education teachers who are located remotely and can deliver instruction to students with mild, moderate and severe needs.

Research: Short Online Interventions Can Improve Student Achievement

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Texas, Austin studied the effect of brief, Web-based interventions on high school students at risk of dropping out and found that students' grade point averages increased after only two 45-minute sessions.

Nation's Report Card Holds Steady in Social Studies

Part of the nation's report card is out, and it's holding steady — though far from gloriously so.

Research: Smartphones Driving Online Activity Among Teens

Ninety-two percent of teens say they go online daily, including 24 percent who say they're online "almost constantly," according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center.

Report: Teacher Leadership Is Key to Common Core Success

A new report from the Center for American Progress examines districts throughout the country where collaboration between management and unions has given teachers a meaningful voice in implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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