K-12 Technology News

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TabPilot Creates ASUS-Enhanced Version of Tablet Manager

Cloud-based features on the ASUS tablet include remote, silent app distribution, the ability for teachers to monitor or freeze student screens and the ability to restrict students to a single app.

Internet Access as Vital as Devices to Boosting the Learning Experience

Access to both a tablet computer and Internet access at school and home makes learning "more fun and interesting" to most fifth graders, engages them more in their learning, and encourages them to read and write more and look up information online more frequently.

Obama Budget Priorities Focus on Teacher Support, STEM, Free College

The White House has released President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal, a 150-page document that lays out his administration's priorities for the federal budget in the coming year.

School Leaders Mostly Mystified by Computer Science Education

There's a "huge misunderstanding of what [computer science] is and what it isn't" in American schools, according to a new report from the Computer Science Teachers Association.

Mobile Game Uses Gestures To Teach Language

Two doctoral students in linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a gesture-based language learning game for the iPad and iPhone.

Lenovo To Add Student Collaboration Tools to Updated ThinkPad 11e Education Devices

Lenovo is upgrading its education-oriented ThinkPad 11e series. The company reported its ThinkPad Yoga 11e and more traditional laptop-style ThinkPad 11e models would now include software intended to improve student collaboration and productivity.

Acer Rolling Out 15.6-Inch Chromebooks

Device company Acer is releasing what could be the largest Chromebook. The C910 has a whopping 15.6-inch display, "ideal," the company said, for environments where the computer needs to be viewed by multiple users, such as in a classroom or lab.

School for Girls Tackles STEM Enthusiasm with Interactive Monsters

Garrison Forest School, an independent K-12 school for girls, has teamed with a private partner to immerse girls in grades 4-5 in science, technology, engineering and math for one week using an MIT Media Lab-created course.

Tablets Tank for the First Time Ever

The tablet market experienced its first setback ever in the most recent quarter, falling year over year by more than 3 percent, according to preliminary data.

NEA Foundation Preps Global Learning Fellows

The NEA Foundation has partnered with Berlitz to help prepare 33 educators chosen to be Global Learning Fellows for a trip to Peru.

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