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K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Casio Debuts Free Mobile App for Projectors

Casio has unveiled C-Assist, a new, free mobile application that lets educators display content from their tablet or smartphone on Casio projectors.

ASCD Presents Common Core Webinar Series

The Virtual Learning Network webinars are designed to help educators with curriculum, assessment and instruction that align with the Common Core State Standards.

PAR Reading Accommodation Assessment Goes Digital

Don Johnston has released a new online assessment, uPAR, a digital version of the PAR protocol, a guide that helps educators select instructional reading accommodations for students, which was previously only available in print.

Miami School Adopts Student Device Management App

A school in Miami, FL is the first formal customer for a new application intended to manage student access to the Internet.

Blackboard Releases Cloud Version of Learn

Education technology company Blackboard has made available a cloud version of its learning management system promised during BbWorld this past summer.

PALS Marketplace Intros Assessment Tool for iPads

PALS Marketplace has launched a new tool that uploads phonological awareness literacy screening data to the company's Online Score Entry and Reporting System while students take assessments on iPads.

iPad Declines as Samsung, Lenovo Tablets Push Forward

Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.

California Enacts Landmark Law Protecting the Privacy of Student Data

The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act prevents companies from selling student data, limits disclosure of students’ personal information, and ends targeted advertising on K-12 websites, services and applications.

National Geographic Learning Creates ELL Programs with TED Talks Video

National Geographic Learning is creating a new series of programs for English language learners featuring videos from TED Talks.

Google Gives Students Unlimited Storage Space in the Cloud

Google is giving the 30 million students and teachers who already use Google Apps for Education unlimited storage — and it's offering the same deal to anyone whose school wants to sign up for it.

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