K-12 Technology News

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Report: Teacher Development Efforts Not Improving Instruction

The 50 largest school districts in the United States spend an average of $18,000 per teacher, per year on professional development, but only 30 percent of teachers demonstrated a substantial improvement in instruction over a two- to three-year period, according to a new report from TNTP, a national nonprofit organization founded by teachers.

Tablet Shipments Drop 7 Percent in Second Quarter of 2015 with Apple Posting Largest Decline

Tablet vendors shipped 44.7 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 7 percent drop compared to the same period last year when the segment notched 48 million devices sold and a 3.9 percent decline compared to the fist quarter of this year, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

Judson ISD Deploys Flash Storage Arrays for VDI

Judson Independent School District in Bexar County, TX has implemented a flash storage array to reduce login times for its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment.

Discovery Education Offers Services to Bolster STEM Learning and Leadership

The three new offerings address professional development, coaching and STEM curriculum development.

Skyward, Certica Partner on K-12 Assessment Tools

Certica’s 80,000-plus item bank of assessment tools will now be available via Skyward’s existing student management system.

THINC College and Career Academy Opens Learning Center

THINC College & Career Academy, a new charter-based school with a work-based learning curriculum for high school students, will open in LaGrange, GA on August 10.

PowerSchool Mobile SIS App Now Available for Apple Watch

Push notifications are designed to help parents stay up-to-date on class attendance, assignments, school and classroom activities, and their child’s academic progress.

Digital Portfolio Startup Offers Teachers Free Access to Software

A digital portfolio company focused on K-12 is offering free access to its software and services for a school year in exchange for teacher feedback and a commitment to use its program.

NEC Display Unveils 2 New Projectors for Education

Two new additions to NEC Display’s portfolio of projectors offer the ability to easily connect with smartphones and tablets.

Free K-6 Kit Teaches Cybersecurity

The same organization that challenges students to compete in cyber-security competitions now wants to help younger students learn cyber-security.

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