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K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives.


New Project-based Learning Platform Launches for iPad

A new project-based learning platform created by ed tech entrepreneur and speaker Adam Bellow is now out for iPad.

Wikimedia Foundation Director Named to OpenEd Board

Lila Tretikov, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, has been named to the OpenEd Board of Directors.

Acer Unveils New Chromebox CXI Series

Acer has revealed its latest line of devices running the Google Chrome operating system. The Acer Chromebox CXI series are compact devices that the company touts as "ideal for education."

Software-Defined Networking Poised for Massive Growth

Software-defined networking is gaining momentum and is expected to experience a massive increase in adoption by data centers and enterprise networks, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corp.

Collaborative Role-Playing Game Classcraft Released Free for iOS

New features including free iOS apps for iPhone and iPad; interactive forums; student analytics; customizable characters; and new Spanish, German and Dutch translations.

Minnesota District To Use Academic ROI System

A Minnesota district has adopted a new system for managing the student assessment process and improving how teachers gain access to the results.

EBSCO Unveils New Subject Sets To Its e-Book Collection

EBSCO Information Services has unveiled 12 new e-book subject sets to its complete library that now numbers more than 200 sets.

ExploreLearning Launches Reflex Math Fact Games for iPad

ExploreLearning has launched an iPad version of Reflex, its math fluency tool.

Common Core 'Brand' Finally Recognized, and 6 in 10 Don't Like It

Although the Common Core State Standards have become a true "brand" recognized by 81 percent of Americans (way up from just 38 percent last year), most people don't favor the idea of teachers using them to guide what's taught. In fact, six out of 10 oppose the idea of teachers using the standards, which are currently being adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia.

Reading Intervention Updates Big for Digital and Common Core

Passport Reading Journeys, a literacy intervention for middle and high schoolers, is getting an overhaul in order to focus more on digital capabilities and states’ beefed up ELA standards.

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