Owing to a partnership between an educational assessment company and an automated library system provider, some New York State school libraries will receive access to Lexile measures to help select books and other resources for students based on reading ability.
Campbell County Schools in Rustburg, VA will implement a new Web-based student information system to help reduce the workload for staff and make it easier to access the data required for informed decision making.
CompetencyWorks and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning have released a new report, Re-Engineering Information Technology: Design Considerations for Competency Education, which identifies the technological requirements for a competency-based education model.
Texas Instruments has released two new apps for iPad that bring the functionality of its TI-Nspire graphing calculators to iOS.
School districts that use college and career readiness platform Naviance Family Connection by Hobsons also now have integrated access to Roadtrip Nation's archive of video interviews with more than 300 local, national, and international leaders.
WizIQ has released an update to its virtual classroom plugin for the open source learning management system Moodle 2.4.
The Android operating system saw triple-digit growth in the number of mobile phones shipped in the last year, while iOS--which runs on Apple's iPhone--also experienced significant increases in shipments. Nearly half a billion Android smart phones shipped in 2012, as iOS devices hit about 136 million.
Within one year, cloud computing in K-12 schools is expected to consume a quarter of the entire IT budget; four years from now, that figure will grow to 35 percent. What's driving that growth?
The Wauwatosa School District in Wisconsin will launch a tuition-free statewide virtual learning program open to all Wisconsin students in grades 6-12 for the 2013-2014 school year.
California students in grades 6-12 will get a chance this year to program their own robot and compete in Robotic Idol, a robotic dance competition.
- By Sharleen Nelson