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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.


Net Texts Launches Chrome Extension To Download Courses Made from OERs

Net Texts has launched a Chrome extension that allows teachers to download courses and units created from open educational resources.

Report: 6 Trends Pushing Tech Adoption in Education

The Consortium for School Networking and the New Media Consortium have released the latest findings of the MNC Horizon Project, an ongoing research initiative "designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in education" according to information released by the organizations.

LoudCloud Updates LMS with Collaboration, Analytics Features

LoudCloud has updated its learning management system, to version 4.0, which includes new collaboration, analytics, and adaptive learning features.

EPS Intros New Literacy and Math Intervention Tool

Next week, School Specialty’s EPS Literacy and Intervention division will release a new online tool for assessing students’ skill levels in reading and math, providing them with personalized intervention plans and assigned instruction.

Department of Ed Will Now Include Educational Outcomes as Part of IDEA Determinations

Under the new framework known as Results-Driven Accountability (RDA), the Department will look beyond procedural requirements and include educational results for students with disabilities in judging states’ compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

AspireIT Initiative To Engage 10,000 Middle School Girls in Computing Programs

The National Center for Women & Information Technology is scaling up its NCWIT AspireIT initiative, which enlists technical high school or college women in designing and leading computing programs for younger girls, to engage 10,000 middle school girls in learning computing concepts.

Odysseyware To Release 20 Virtual Labs, Blended Learning Video Library

Odysseyware is releasing a series of new learning resources and courses, including Common Core curricula, several virtual labs, test prep tools and a library of blended learning videos.

Ed Tech Leaders Testify in Congressional Hearing on Student Data Privacy

Mark MacCarthy from SIIA and Thomas C. Murray from the Alliance for Excellent Education both highlighted the educational benefits of student data and urged Congress to be cautious in considering any new legislation.

Scenario Learning Releases 'Active Shooter for Administrators' Safety Course

Written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn, the online course outlines evidence-based methods that school and district administrators can use to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.

Louisiana District Gives Juniors Access to Online Prep Courses

Next year, high school juniors at the Lafayette (LA) Parish School System will get a chance to take a host of ACT and college and career readiness courses online to help them plug any skill gaps before graduation.

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