K-12 Technology News

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Chicago Students Build Virtual Alternative Energy Vehicles After School

A group of middle-school students at Chase Elementary School in Chicago spent 10 weeks building virtual alternative energy vehicles after school.

Illinois Teachers Learn To Use Raspberry Pi in the Classroom

Workshops being held this summer aim to help Illinois teachers implement the inexpensive, credit card-sized computers in their own classrooms.

The Learning Counsel Seeks Submissions for Digital Curriculum Survey

Designed for education executives, curriculum and technology directors, the 2015 Digital Curriculum Strategy Assessment Tool & Survey's purpose is to pinpoint where schools and districts stand in their implementation of digital curriculum.

U.S. Moodle Conference To Focus on Open Source in Education

The conference will feature Charlie Reisinger, IT director at Penn Manor School District, which, in 2013, launched Pennsylvania's largest high school 1-to-1 program using Linux and open source software.

New Digital Signage Platform Offers More Communication Options

A consortium of companies is offering a new digital signage platform designed to improve communication and safety in both K-12 and higher education.

Skyward Expands Use of Ed-Fi Standards To Ease Data Reporting

In a move designed to improve data interoperability between state educational agencies and school districts, Skyward is expanding the use of Ed-Fi data standards in its school administration software.

Splashtop Intros Mirroring360 Sender

Splashtop has added the Mirroring360 Sender to its line of screen mirroring and extended display products to support digital content sharing from computers and mobile devices to large TVs and displays.

Britannica School Adds ImageQuest Searches

Britannica Digital Learning has integrated its Britannica ImageQuest database with its classroom information tool, Britannica School.

Report: Ed Purchases To Help Chromebook Shipments grow 27 Percent in 2015

Chromebook sales in 2015 will increase 27 percent over 2014 shipments to hit 7.3 million, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

'Honesty Gap' Misleads Parents and Educators on Student Proficiency

According to a new report from education organization Achieve, disparities in student proficiency between state tests for English language arts (ELA) and math and the ones issued by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) can vary widely — by as much as 60 percentage points.

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