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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.


Texas District Snares Vandal 2 Days after IP Camera Installation

The Liberty-Eylau Independent School District has gone public with its adoption of a video surveillance system that helped in identifying a criminal act on campus two days after installation.

Phablet Sales To Top Laptops This Year, Tablets in 2015

Worldwide sales of phablets, smartphones with screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, will top sales of portable PCs in 2014 and surpass sales of tablets in the next year, according to a new forecast from market research company International Data Corp.

Report: Lecture Capture Market To Grow 24.1 Percent By 2019

The global lecture capture market is expected to grow 24.1 percent in the next five years, from revenues of $162.0 million in 2013 to $592.2 million in 2019, according to a recent analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.

McGraw-Hill's New Everday Mathematics Based on Distributed Practice Concepts

McGraw-Hill Education launched the newest version of its elementary math program Everyday Mathematics 4 for grades K-2 based on research out of the University of Chicago School of Mathematics Project.

New Online Curriculum Uses the Rainforest to Teach K-5 Science

Rainforest Journey uses original photographs and videos that correlate with written text to illustrate concepts such as adaptation, the water and life cycles, predators and prey.

Illinois High Schools Add iOS Programming To Expand STEM Education

Two Chicago area districts are introducing teachers and students to iOS coding in order to expand a focus on programming.

Washington District Gets Home Broadband for Student Chromebooks

Washington state’s Highline Public schools has become the first district to deploy a new service that provides students with mobile broadband access for school work using their Chromebook devices.

Common Core Contracts Pick Up Steam, Focus on Teaching Materials and PD

Districts in some states aren't exactly going hog-wild spending money on their Common Core-related activities. A recent study has found that the bulk of the contract bids related to Common Core work put out in the last couple years were generated by districts in 11 of the 45 states that were committed to implementation of the state standards. The high-rollers were California and New York.

Schoolnet and Insight 360 Integration Simplifies Data Sharing

Two education technology companies are working together to make it easier for teachers to share data between their respective programs.

PBS LearningMedia Offers Free Ed Tech Webinars

Topics include using digital resources, implementing 1-to-1 and integrating gaming in to the classroom.

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