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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.


Birmingham District Saves Parents Time With New Registration System

The school district in Birmingham, AL introduced a new registration process this year that will save money, avoid legal problems and, most importantly, save parents and staff members time.

Aerohive Networks Delivers Personalized, Proximity-Based WiFi

Proximity-based mobile interactions are moving out of the realm of science fiction and into the education, healthcare and retail markets.

Social Network Connects Students with College and Job Recruiters

Part Facebook, part e-portfolio, a new online service is connecting graduating high schoolers with college and career recruiters and letting students create shareable multimedia portfolios in the hopes of dazzling them.

ScienceWerkz Adds Subscription Plans for Science E-Books

Werkz Publishing has launched a subscription plan for its ScienceWerkz science education apps.

U.S. Classrooms Slow To Move from Interactive Whiteboards to Flat Panels

Interactive displays fell off in the United States education sector in the first half of 2014 as budgets focused more on computing devices.

1.25 Billion Smartphones To Ship This Year

More than 1.25 billion smartphones will be sold in 2014, an increase of nearly a quarter over the previous year's 1.01 billion units, according to a new forecast.

College Essay Tool Tracks Student Progress Via Cloud

There’s a new tool on the market for helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process, especially the sometimes-daunting essay requirements, for more than 1,000 schools.

Free iPad App Lets Teachers Give Quick Feedback

Created by a former Chicago high school teacher, Classkick shows students' efforts on the iPad in a whiteboard-like environment as they work through problems and activities, allowing the instructor to provide real-time feedback.

Sally Ride Science Debuts Training to Help Align STEM Courses With Common Core

The one- to two-hour online PD course provides both high-level strategies and detailed lesson ideas for using Sally Ride Science eBooks and classroom activities to support Common Core standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Mathematics.

Tech Start-Up Hosts Hackathon for Online Course Gadgets

A start-up company with an online application that allows people to create and publish interactive courses recently held a "Code for Education" night in its home town of San Francisco.

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