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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.


Student-Teacher Lesson Sharing App Comes to Android, iPad

The collaboration app Drawp for School has arrived for Android. Previously, it had only been accessible via iPad.

Common Sense Media CEO Comments on the Protecting Student Privacy Act

Jim Steyer released a statement that began, “Common Sense Media commends today’s bipartisan effort to update the primary federal education privacy law for the digital age. This legislative proposal is a step forward for fostering student privacy while permitting ed tech innovation.”

Atlanta Public Schools Staff Taking Safety Training Online

Atlanta Public Schools will be adding online school safety training to its professional development management system.

Edgenuity Unveils 10 New Online Courses

Edgenuity has launched 10 new online and blended classes for the 2014-2015 school year.

New App Reverses 'Summer Melt' To Help Students Make it to College

College Bound, a St. Louis non-profit that aims to help high school students with "under-resourced" backgrounds get into college and earn a degree, is piloting a new mobile app designed to nudge students at key stages to persist in their college efforts.

Compass Learning, Renaissance Learning Partner on Personalized Instruction

Compass Learning and Renaissance Learning will integrate the latter's STAR reading and math data with the former's suite of products in an effort to make personalizing learning easier.

Survey: Multiple OS Platforms Rule in School

The typical K-12 school district supports three computing platforms for instruction and at least two platforms for administration functions, according to a new survey from CDW-G. Those may include Windows, Google Chrome, Google Android and Apple operating systems.

Millennial Parents: Schools Could Do Better Teaching Tech

Millennial parents aren't necessarily happy with the track schools are following in teaching technology to their kids — and among students, girls are less satisfied than boys. That's what the Center for the Digital Future found out when it drilled down into on-going survey work.

Report: As Tablet Market Grows, Smaller Vendors Make Inroads

The global tablet market grew 11 percent in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period last year, according to a new report from market research company International Data Corporation.

Learning.com Enhances its Digital Literacy Curriculum

The updated EasyTech for Next-Generation Assessments solution will give pre-tests to check for technology skills that students need to take the PARCC, Smarter Balanced and ACT Aspire assessments, and will then prescribe EasyTech lessons based on individual students’ results.

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