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K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives.


Millennial Parents: Schools Could Do Better Teaching Tech

Millennial parents aren't necessarily happy with the track schools are following in teaching technology to their kids — and among students, girls are less satisfied than boys. That's what the Center for the Digital Future found out when it drilled down into on-going survey work.

Report: As Tablet Market Grows, Smaller Vendors Make Inroads

The global tablet market grew 11 percent in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period last year, according to a new report from market research company International Data Corporation.

Learning.com Enhances its Digital Literacy Curriculum

The updated EasyTech for Next-Generation Assessments solution will give pre-tests to check for technology skills that students need to take the PARCC, Smarter Balanced and ACT Aspire assessments, and will then prescribe EasyTech lessons based on individual students’ results.

Online Course Creator Adds Monthly Plan, New Features

A software program that helps educators design their own lessons is launching a new monthly plan for would-be course creators that includes templates and self-publishing features.

Warren County Public Schools Realigns with Geovisual Analytics Software

Warren County Public Schools will realign its attendance map with the help of geovisual analytical software.

Fairfax County Schools Earns CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Award

Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools has been awarded a CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Award from the Air Force Association.

Verso Learning Launches Formative Assessment App

Verso App enables students to submit independent, anonymous responses to challenges — and then see all their classmates’ original ideas.

Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.

New Maker Tool Lets Students Build Apps and Games from Tablets

A new app from maker startup Tynker lets students build custom apps, like games and interactive stories, directly from tablets, like iPads.

Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education

According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires.

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