K-12 Technology News

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SETDA Publishes OER Case Studies and Resources

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has published a series of three case studies and other resources designed to support open educational resource initiatives at the state, district and school level.

Free Learning Content Platform Runs Knewton Adaptive Engine

The service, which is officially in beta, has invited teachers, parents and students to set up accounts. Any of those users may add learning content — instructional text, video lessons, quizzes and assessments — and make it available to everybody else.

Centralized Online Admission Process for NYC Charter Schools in 2016

SchoolMint has created the Common Online Charter School Application that can be used by all 207 charter schools in New York City.

Pennsylvania Students Build 3D Printers

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School students participated in weeklong workshops in which they built their own 3D printers.

NetSupport's Latest Classroom Management Software Embraces Windows 10

Classroom-management features of the new Teacher app include allowing teachers to remotely launch Microsoft Office 365 apps on all student tablets and deliver documents and lesson resources to a class.

Lenovo School Network Grows to 30 Schools

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation are tripling the number of institutions involved in its Lenovo Scholar Network program.

TES Global Expands Online Resource Marketplace for Teachers

TES Global is expanding its online marketplace, tes.com, for teachers to share and sell resources they've created.

New Task Force To Tackle Educator Assessment Literacy

The organization behind the national K-12 assessment Measures of Academic Progress has kicked off a new professional development initiative to help teachers learn how to work with assessments.

Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking

Want to help your students improve their critical thinking? Then give them opportunities to make decisions during your lab exercises.

ACT Sounds Alarm over U.S. Student Test Results

This year's ACT results show 31 percent of students still unready for college in English, math, reading or science — every subject tested by the assessment organization. That's a figure that has not changed since 2012, when it was slightly higher. Fewer than a fifth of those students can be expected to go on to earn a college degree within six years.

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