K-12 Technology News

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EdX Launches Course Collection To Combat Summer Slide

EdX has partnered with the National Summer Learning Association to launch a collection of free courses designed to help combat summer slide.

AASA, Hobsons Partner on Improving Access to Community Colleges

The School Superintendents Association and Hobsons, a provider of student advising and admissions systems, have partnered on an initiative that aims to help school districts and community colleges increase the number of students attending and graduating from community college.

Autodesk Debuts Free Maker Platform for Classrooms

Autodesk has launched Project Ignite, a free open learning platform designed to give students hands-on design experience in areas such as 3D printing and electronics.

3M Debuts 60-Touch Display

3M has launched a 55-inch display capable of 60 simultaneous touches for multi-user collaboration.

Detroit Young People Get Chance To Earn Diploma Online

Detroit residents who may have dropped out of high school will now have the chance to earn either a high school diploma or an entry-level workforce certificate online.

Studystorm now Available for iOS Devices

A mobile app intended to help high school students study for tests and college entrance exams is now available for iPhones and iPads.

Report: 6 of 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills

American millennials may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn't translated to technology competence, according to a research project that analyzed data from an assessment of adult competencies that tests cognitive and workplace skills.

Report: Video Games Can Sub for Outdoor Play Time

The United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children participate in at least an hour of "moderate to vigorous" physical activity every day. Research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville suggests that playing video games could be a decent substitute for more standard outside activities.

Tales2Go Audio Book Service Adds Caching and Lexile Search Features

Users can now listen to complete audio book titles without a continuous Internet connection, and educators and parents can search by Lexile measure.

Thesys International Develops Blended-Learning Curriculum for ELLs

The curriculum, called ELLoquence, is aligned to the Common Core and WIDA standards and is designed for use in classrooms with multiple ELLs at varying levels of English proficiency.

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