K-12 Technology News
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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 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 Independent School District in Bexar County, TX has implemented a flash storage array to reduce login times for its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment.
The three new offerings address professional development, coaching and STEM curriculum development.
Certica’s 80,000-plus item bank of assessment tools will now be available via Skyward’s existing student management system.
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.
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.
- By Christopher Piehler
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.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Two new additions to NEC Display’s portfolio of projectors offer the ability to easily connect with smartphones and tablets.
The same organization that challenges students to compete in cyber-security competitions now wants to help younger students learn cyber-security.
- By Dian Schaffhauser