K-12 Technology News

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Studystorm now Available for iOS Devices

A mobile app intended to help high school students study for tests and college entrance exams is now available for iPhones and iPads.

Report: 6 of 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills

American millennials may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn't translated to technology competence, according to a research project that analyzed data from an assessment of adult competencies that tests cognitive and workplace skills.

Report: Video Games Can Sub for Outdoor Play Time

The United States Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children participate in at least an hour of "moderate to vigorous" physical activity every day. Research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville suggests that playing video games could be a decent substitute for more standard outside activities.

Tales2Go Audio Book Service Adds Caching and Lexile Search Features

Users can now listen to complete audio book titles without a continuous Internet connection, and educators and parents can search by Lexile measure.

Thesys International Develops Blended-Learning Curriculum for ELLs

The curriculum, called ELLoquence, is aligned to the Common Core and WIDA standards and is designed for use in classrooms with multiple ELLs at varying levels of English proficiency.

Pitsco Education Develops New 3D Printing Curriculum

Pitsco Education has released another 3D printing curriculum for use in K-12 schools.

OpenEd Expands its Assessment Bank

The company, which currently has 725,019 assessments, homework assignments, videos and lesson plans in its library, recently added questions from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Assess2Know Benchmark Item Bank and Higher Learning Technology (HLT).

Florida Students Wrap Up School Year With STEM Projects

More than 200 middle-school students in Sarasota County, FL wrapped up their school year by designing drinkware, developing a space capsule prototype and vying against teams in a robot competition.

El Paso District Adopts Personalized Learning

One of the largest school systems in Texas is implementing a district-wide personalized learning program.

Curriculum Associates Adds Close Reading Lessons for Grades 3-5

Curriculum Associates has updated its online i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction program with new close reading lessons for students in grades 3-5.

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