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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. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


College Essay Tool Tracks Student Progress Via Cloud

There’s a new tool on the market for helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process, especially the sometimes-daunting essay requirements, for more than 1,000 schools.

Free iPad App Lets Teachers Give Quick Feedback

Created by a former Chicago high school teacher, Classkick shows students' efforts on the iPad in a whiteboard-like environment as they work through problems and activities, allowing the instructor to provide real-time feedback.

Sally Ride Science Debuts Training to Help Align STEM Courses With Common Core

The one- to two-hour online PD course provides both high-level strategies and detailed lesson ideas for using Sally Ride Science eBooks and classroom activities to support Common Core standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Mathematics.

Tech Start-Up Hosts Hackathon for Online Course Gadgets

A start-up company with an online application that allows people to create and publish interactive courses recently held a "Code for Education" night in its home town of San Francisco.

Dropbox Drops Price, Increases Storage

Dropbox, the popular free and fee cloud storage service, has launched a new Pro version that includes a remote wipe feature, enhancements to the sharing of files and a simplified price structure.

Math Intervention Vmath Gets Rigorous Update for Common Core

The third edition of elementary and middle school math intervention Vmath adds updates designed to reflect shifting mathematics standards around the country.

California District Expands Online Reading Intervention

California's Westside Union School District will expand the use of an online language and reading intervention after seeing success with limited use of the program in 2013.

Nebraska District Extends Security with Cameras and Door Access Control

A small Nebraska school district has gone public with an upgrade in security from the use of an analog digital video recorder camera system in its high school building to track vandalism and doors locked by key to a surveillance system with dozens of network cameras and door secured with readers and controllers.

Berea College To Help Kentucky Students Prepare for College

High school students in Appalachia will get a boost in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.

Satellite Company Lets Students Launch Experiments Into Space

Taking STEM to the next frontier, the education arm of a small satellite company is letting students across the world create and perform a variety of experiments in space.

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