K-12 Technology News
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Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.
Schools are seeing much more positive results from the use of digital tools than even a year ago, according to the annual Speak Up report produced by Project Tomorrow and Blackboard.
Columbia Public Schools in central Missouri is updated its Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve speed.
"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.
- By John K. Waters
Ohio has become the latest state to bail out of PARCC, one of the two major state consortia focused on developing Common Core assessments. That leaves just 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, as participants.
LocknCharge has introduced four new devices to charge mobile phones and tablets: a cart that can handle 20 devices at a time and three charging stations of various sizes.
Pearson has introduced upgrades to two of its flagship software programs, one designed to help teachers with assessment, aimsweb, and another, WriteToLearn, designed to aid students with their writing skills.
Edgenuity has partnered with Scantron to integrate Scantron Performance Series data with Edgenuity MyPath in a move designed to allow districts to use data previously gathered in the delivery of personalized instruction.
Trident Case has introduced a new cover designed to protect laptops and Chromebooks up to 11.6 inches in size.
Educational institutions in higher ed and K-12 are making slow but steady progress toward instructional and operational goals, such as improved use of student data, through use of technology, according to a new report from the Software and Information Industry Association.