K-12 Technology News
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Vernier Software & Technology will offer 34 free workshops throughout the country for educators interested in using data-collection technology in their classes.
STI, a provider of education data management solutions for K-12, has launched a free teacher version of its online student achievement platform, Learning Earnings.
AdvancED has launched eleot, a student-focused classroom observation tool designed to help improve student engagement.
Durant Independent School District in Oklahoma has selected a new student information system and the new system will go live in the summer of 2015.
Discovery Education has introduced the Math Techbook for middle and high school students.
inResonance, provider of the FileMaker platform for schools, has acquired Schoolyard, a company that makes Web sites for schools.
Stanford writing instructors have partnered with undergraduates to create a non-credit course open to the public via Stanford Online.
ProjectWriter allows teachers to give group writing assignments based on subjects being covered and specific vocabulary words they want students to learn.
While districts are ramping up to prepare for online assessments based around the Common Core State Standards, some are also preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards. Eight school districts and two charter school organizations in California are participating in an early implementation initiative to begin development of a learning community for K-8
- By Dian Schaffhauser
As schools pursue new forms of digital learning, educators need to consider a broad range of issues related to the use of technology that affect their technology decisions. To help districts better plan, the State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a free online resource that lays out the factors worth considering as they undertake new initiatives, such as 1-to-1 programs or online assessments.
- By Dian Schaffhauser