K-12 Technology News

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Research: Primary School Students Receive Three Times Recommended Homework Load

Students in primary schools are being assigned nearly three times the amount recommended by the National Education Association, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Family Therapy.

Arkansas Schools To Get Panic Button App

Starting in September all public schools in Arkansas will receive access to a "panic button" app for use during emergencies.

The Learning Accelerator Releases Online PD Modules for Blended Learning

The three new modules for teachers focus on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of blended learning and were designed to be relevant and accessible for all teachers.

Triumph Learning Develops Three State-Specific Versions of Waggle for Math and ELA

The new versions of the digital learning tool are aligned to the state learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.

ProQuest Now Indexed by Google Scholar

All scholarly content from ProQuest, including journal articles and working papers, is now indexed by Google Scholar in an effort to improve efficiency and ease of use.

NEC Intros New Laser Phosphor Projectors

Two new models from NEC Display Solutions are some of the smallest 5,000-lumen projectors on the market.

Minnesota ED Renegotiates Pearson Contract in Face of Testing Outages

A testing provider has had to reduce the value of its contract and kick in some free services for shoddy server performance during a major assessment period in Minnesota.

Learning A-Z Launches New Online Portal and App

Kids A-Z offers a learning environment designed to make it easier for students to access Learning A-Z's student-facing resources, such as Raz-Kids, Headsprout, Writing A-Z and ReadyTest A-Z.

Community College Outreach Program Turns to Online Resource for College Prep

Florida's Hillsborough Community College has adopted a digital test prep service for use in an outreach program designed to help economically disadvantaged middle and high school students pursue college educations.

New Digital Tools Match Up With Interim Common Core Assessments

A new set of digital assignments in math and English will be available this fall that are pegged to interim assessments intended to help students meet Common Core State Standards.

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