K-12 Technology News

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Study: Smartphones Without Directed Learning Activities May Be Detrimental to Learning

First-time smartphone users in a recent study found that phones were actually detrimental to their ability to learn, leading researchers to conclude that "providing access to a smartphone, without specific directed learning activities, may actually be detrimental to the overall learning process."

iNACOL Offers Lessons for Successful Blended Learning Implementations

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning has released a new report, Blended Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008-2015, that examines the history of blended learning and offers a range of implementation insights through several case studies.

Vernier Wireless Link Connects Scientific Sensors to Mobile Devices

Students can use the device to help them collect and analyze data from more than 40 different sensors.

Google Updates Classroom With User and Developer Tools

New features include an API; a button that allows teacher to share links, videos and images; and mobile notifications in the iOS and Android apps.

U Colorado Boulder Hosts Photo Origami STEM Workshops for K-12 Students

The University of Colorado Boulder is hosting STEM workshops focused on its photo origami research for K-12 students and teachers.

Teaching Excellence Institute Keynotes To Be Live Streamed

The Carnegie Learning professional conference that takes place July 7-10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, can be experienced digitally as well.

Report: Technology Purchases Driving up Back-to-School Budgets

Parents are spending more on school supplies this year, mostly for technology purchases, according to a new Consumer Pulse survey from Rubicon Project.

Federal Ed Tech Leaders Update Districts on Connectivity Initiatives

In a panel discussion at the ISTE conference, the Department of Education's Richard Culatta and his colleagues touted new E-rate funding, the ConnectED and Future Ready initiatives, and a new National Educational Technology Plan.

NoRedInk Integrates MAP Data for Adaptive Learning

NoRedInk has partnered with the Northwest Evaluation Association to integrate data from the latter's Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) with its adaptive curriculum engine.

Earn2Learn Launches Student Attendance App for Middle, High Schools

Earn2Learn is launching a new mobile app designed to encourage family engagement and student attendance at the middle school through college levels.

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