Troup County School System in Georgia has deployed new laptops and desktop computers at all 20 of its schools. According to a news release, the new computers are intended to help the district's students and teachers prepare to meet Common Core State Standards.
Copia has improved its social e-reading platform focusing on tools for K-12 students and teachers. The updates, available now, are being piloted at the Los Angeles Unified School District to help improve students' reading skills.
A company that develops radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies and products for healthcare and manufacturing has developed an alerting product specifically for K-12. Guard RFID Solutions has announced SafeGuard K-12 Safety System, which is intended to speed up communication in an emergency situation.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Virginia's Goochland County Public Schools has decided not to implement a home-grown system it recently developed for doing teacher evaluations; instead it will adopt a version of software currently in use in numerous Indiana school districts.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Blackboard has launched a new service that allows for anonymous texting between students and school staff. The service, TipTxt, is designed to let students report school safety issues, abuse, bullying, and other incidents privately. Blackboard is making the service free to K-12 schools, though the purchase of a dedicated line is required to use the service.
Epson's latest release, designed for large venues, offers up to 5,200 lumens, full HD resolution, and a number of installation options.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has released practice versions of its online tests for Common Core State Standards in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11.
Want to share your ed tech tips, tricks, and savvy with your fellow educators? Have a success story to share? Speaker applications for FETC 2014 are closing soon.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Pennsylvania will award $633,000 to 34 educational institutions to speed up the implementation of hybrid learning programs in the state.
LearningStation and itslearning have partnered to integrate their assessment and learning management systems solutions with hopes of offering an all-inclusive system for school districts.