Blackboard has launched a new service that allows for anonymous texting between students and school staff. The service, TipTxt, is designed to let students report school safety issues, abuse, bullying, and other incidents privately. Blackboard is making the service free to K-12 schools, though the purchase of a dedicated line is required to use the service.
Virginia's Goochland County Public Schools has decided not to implement a home-grown system it recently developed for doing teacher evaluations; instead it will adopt a version of software currently in use in numerous Indiana school districts.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has released practice versions of its online tests for Common Core State Standards in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11.
Epson's latest release, designed for large venues, offers up to 5,200 lumens, full HD resolution, and a number of installation options.
Want to share your ed tech tips, tricks, and savvy with your fellow educators? Have a success story to share? Speaker applications for FETC 2014 are closing soon.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Pennsylvania will award $633,000 to 34 educational institutions to speed up the implementation of hybrid learning programs in the state.
LearningStation and itslearning have partnered to integrate their assessment and learning management systems solutions with hopes of offering an all-inclusive system for school districts.
Panopto has released a new version of its video capture and management platform, which includes an iOS app and video-capture device.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association has released a report, Transforming Data to Information in Service of Learning, to help education leaders understand how to support the use of data personalized learning.
Cloud computing and mobile technology are the top technologies to watch in education, according to this year's K-12 Horizon Report, an annual publication from the New Media Consortium that highlights developing trends in ed tech. And this year, the report suggests, they could go mainstream.
- By Stephen Noonoo