K-12 Technology News

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Ricoh Debuts Interactive Whiteboard for Multiuser Collaboration

Ricoh’s new Interactive Whiteboard D5510 offers a number of improvements over its previous model.

iNACOL To Host Free Competency Ed Webinar

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring the recent CompetencyWorks report, " Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders."

Report: Drones To Police Chinese Students for Cheating

Students in China's Luoyang province will be monitored by drones to prevent cheating with electronic devices.

Report: School Funding Mostly Unfair

Policies and funding formulas for public schools differ so widely from state to state, researchers can identify gaps that vary by as much as $12,138 between what is spent on students in one state vs. another. The disparity is greatest among low-income districts, according to the 4th edition of "Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card," released by the Education Law Center.

Districts in Illinois and Wisconsin Deploy Lexia Reading Core5

The program is designed to provide a personalized learning path for each student, including scaffolding and explicit instruction that supports students if they struggle.

U Michigan Wins $4 Million To Train Education Researchers

The University of Michigan has won a $4 million grant to launch a predoctoral research program in education sciences.

TrueConf Server Shows Up to 25 Participants in Video Conferences

videoconferencing application from a Russian company now allows up to 25 people to appear on screen during group sessions.

New Partnerships Add Visibility for College Costs

College Abacus’ app that aggregates financial information on 4,500 colleges and universities is now available at ACT Profile and Noodle.

LiteManager Adds Screen Sharing, Support for Linux, Mac OS

LiteManager has updated its remote support and classroom management tool, also dubbed LiteManager, to include screen sharing and support for Mac OS and Linux.

Research: Quick Teacher-Parent Communications Can Reduce Dropouts

A new study done by researchers at Harvard University and Brown University found that a single individualized message sent weekly from a teacher to a parent documenting the student's performance in school was enough to reduce student failure by 41 percent.

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