K-12 Technology News

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Minnesota Tech Collaborative Adopts Platform To Provide PD to 49 Districts

TIES, a Minnesota education technology collaborative, has teamed with a private partner to create a teacher professional development program for its 49 member districts.

FuelEd Adds 70 Online High School Courses

Fuel Education has added 70 new online high school courses, many of which are available in multiple versions, for the 2015-2016 school year.

Gartner: Student Success Biggest Driver of Education IT

Student success and the reinvention of academic credits top the list of business trends that are currently influencing education, according to a recent report from Gartner.

Numerous Hurdles Challenge Performance-Based Funding in Online Learning

The idea of funding education based on measurable student outcomes rather than seat-time is gaining momentum in some states as an incentive to encourage schools to be innovative. A new 54-page report by International Association for K-12 Online Learning delves into the funding models and policies related to that practice in order to guide states that are considering a similar structure.

5 Questions About Videogames in the Classroom

Sandra Abrams, a St. John's University professor and expert on the use of video gaming in learning environments, talks about the incorporation of video games in the K-12 classroom.

Watchung Hills Regional High Deploys Software-Defined Storage for Virtualization

Watchung Hills Regional High School in New Jersey has implemented a software-defined storage system to support its VMware Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure.

10 Principles Tackle Appropriate Use of Student Data

A lengthy list of educational organizations has signed on to support a new set of principles for protecting and guiding the use of student data by educators, researchers, state people, parents and others.

Quick Key Mobile Releases Scanner App for Android Devices

Quick Key is a mobile assessment tool that transforms mobile phone and tablets into optical scanners to grade quizzes, tests and surveys.

2 Million Students Have Completed PARCC's Online Tests

Since Feb. 16, schools in Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey and New Mexico have started testing.

Newrow Updates Video Classroom Platform with Study Rooms

Newrow has updated its video classroom platform to allow students to create and control their own video study rooms.

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