K-12 Technology News

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New Partnership Aims To Facilitate Online Course Creation for Teachers

Versal and Wolfram Research are joining forces to make it easier for teachers to insert interactive elements into the online courses and other learning experiences they create — without coding.

MakerBot Launches 3D Printing Starter Labs

MakerBot has launched Starter Labs, kits designed to help educational institutions get 3D printing systems set up quickly.

CK-12 Foundation Debuts Free STEM Simulations

The CK-12 Foundation has launched a simulations module, designed to improve engagement through physics simulations, for its free STEM learning platform.

Aeries SIS Integrates LearnSprout Early Warning Tools

Student information system provider Eagle Software has partnered with LearnSprout, a predictive analytics provider, to provide California-based users of the Aeries SIS with early warning tools.

Adaptivity Tops Gartner Ed Strategic Tech List

Even as education spending is expected to inch up two percent this year to reach $67.8 billion worldwide, the way in which school districts, colleges and universities are spending that money is evolving to reflect the growing digital nature of teaching and learning, according to Gartner. In a new report, "Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015," the business IT consulting firm ranked 10 innovations and tech trends that it believes the education CIO should plan for in 2015.

Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom

An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.

Embry-Riddle Expands Dual Enrollment to Online Courses

The online program is based on a "joint enrollment model"; the student receives only college credit unless his or her high school decides to award credit for the course.

MOC-Floyd Valley High School Updates Science Classrooms

MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, IA is redesigning and expanding its science area to provide additional space for computers, labs and storage in support of a focus on science, technology, engineering and math education.

FreshGrade Debuts Parent Engagement iPad App

FreshGrade has released a free new iPad app, also called FreshGrade, designed to help teachers efficiently capture, document and share student learning with parents in real time.

Learnosity Integrates MyScript for Handwritten Math Assessments

Learnosity has integrated handwriting recognition technology from MyScript, which recognizes more than 200 mathematical characters and symbols, to its new suite of assessment tools to allow students to write and solve equations with handwritten input.

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