K-12 Technology News

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Two Texas Districts Choose Skyward for SIS Work

Mesquite Independent School District chose the application based on its reputation among other Texas schools. Charter school Village Tech Schools selected it to improve communications and other operations.

Survey: Teachers Spend $500 a Year of Their Own Money on Classroom Supplies

SheerID and Agile Education Marketing's survey of 536 K-12 teachers also found that the majority spent more out of their own bank accounts for classroom supplies than they got from either their school or their school district.

Instructure Canvas Now Integrates With Lecture Capture App

Instructure Canvas has a new lecture capture and video solution in its Open LTI App Collection.

Mobile Data Usage To Reach 52 Million Terabytes This Year

Mobile data usage will increase 59 percent this year over last to reach 52 million terabytes, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Survey: Most Teachers Aren't Comfortable Connecting Data to Instruction

According to Lexia Learning's survey of more than 200 educators at the recent ISTE conference, only 35 percent of teachers have a high or very high level of comfort connecting data to instruction.

Kaplan Debuts Augmented Reality Tools for Elementary Classrooms

Kaplan Early Learning has launched a series of augmented reality tools designed for use in kindergarten and elementary school classrooms.

Hughes Debuts Solutions for K-12 and Higher Ed

Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has launched a new suite of products for educational institutions, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed wireless networking.

Online LMS Promotes Assessment Activities

A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.

NYC's EPIC High Schools Pursue 'Look' for Competency-Based Learning

An initiative in New York City to improve the college and career preparedness of young black and Latino men is redesigning physical spaces of three high schools to support a new educational model that incorporates competency mastery and design thinking, among other aspects.

New Program Offers Mentoring, Online Education to At-Risk Students

A new nonprofit in Flint, MI, Gearup2Lead, will offer at-risk students throughout Michigan the opportunity to earn a high school diploma online and participate in activities in which they work with mentors and act as mentors themselves.

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