K-12 Technology News
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Global tablet shipments have declined for the second straight quarter, according to a new report from International Data Corp. (IDC). The 5.9 percent drop in the first quarter of 2015, as compared to the same period last year, followed a 3.2 percent year over year drop in the final quarter of 2014 that was the segments first contraction ever.
Google has released an update to its Google Classroom software, bringing several new features to the mobile app.
Written by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the new book shows science teachers how to use the flipped model in conjunction with established science teaching and learning strategies, such as guided inquiry, modeling and lab-driven learning.
- By Christopher Piehler
Brigham Young University will host its third annual Chem Open Lab Day May 9 and 16 in an effort to encourage students in grades 7-12 to pursue an education in chemistry.
NEC Display’s new U321H offers a throw ratio of 0.25:1 to eliminate shadows on the screen and ease use in tight spaces.
Educate Texas, a public-private initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, has received a $2.2 million grant from the Texas Instruments (IT) Foundation to further the development of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) district in Lancaster Independent School District.
Designed for large venues, the new Epson PowerLite 4770W 3LCD widescreen projector boasts 5,000 lumens of color brightness, 5,000 lumens of white brightness and WXGA resolution.
The 50 lessons, each with music, games and video, will be available to schools that take advantage of Learning Upgrade’s complimentary summer school licenses.
- By Christopher Piehler
As public education in this country struggles to figure out the optimal way to use data to improve student learning, a for-profit company that delivers online K-12 courses and manages virtual schools has released its annual "academic report," and the data suggests it appears to be holding its own.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
IMS Global Learning Consortium has launched a new initiative designed to make school leaders aware of the availability and benefits of open interoperability standards.