K-12 Technology News

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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.

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.

Learners Edge Debuts Free Online PD Workshops

Learners Edge, a provider of professional development for teachers, has launched a series of free online workshops, dubbed Edge Express.

Research: Ripping Out Carnegie Unit Can't Promise Ed Reform Success

The concept of the Carnegie unit as one of the defining measurements in education will be tough to uproot, according to a new report out by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

To Prepare for Online Assessments, Some Schools Try to Break Their Own Networks

In three states this week, schools encouraged thousands of students and staff to overwhelm their networks with traffic. The stress tests have helped district leaders spot and solve tech issues ahead of this spring's Web-based testing.

Wisconsin District Gets New SIS After 20 Years With Old System

After 20 years with the same student information system, the fifth-largest school district in Wisconsin is getting a new one.

Middlesex Regional Ed Services Cooperative Deploys Hybrid Program for 3 Schools

New Jersey's Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission has launched a hybrid learning program at three member schools in an effort to increase student engagement and promote academic growth.

Mayer-Johnson Debuts Instructional Solutions for Students with Special Needs

Mayer-Johnson has introduced Boardmaker Instructional Solutions, a collection of math and English language arts curricula designed for teachers of students with special needs.

STI Integrates Chalkable Classroom Management with InformationNow SIS

STI has integrated Chalkable's classroom management tools with its student information system, InformationNow, in an effort to improve student achievement and task management and streamline workflows.

3D Printing Challenge Seeks Educational Models as Entries

A competition to find the best educational models in 3D printing will accept entries through March 18.

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