K-12 Technology News

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New Mexico Teacher Eval Criteria Rejiggered for Some

Instructors in New Mexico who teach subjects with no standard testing attached to them may no longer have to worry about being evaluated based on improvements in the high-stakes test scores of students in their district.

Redesigned myON 3.0 Offers New Writing Tools

The latest version of the literacy platform includes new student and educator interfaces as well as advancements in content recommendations based on individual students’ interests and Lexile reading level.

Maryland District Headed Toward BYOD Programs in Every School

Slowly but steadily, a school district in southern Maryland is converting all of its 36 schools into device-friendly zones.

Startup Delivers Online Teacher Feedback on Ed Tech

Teachers and administrators are getting more help sorting out the education technology they may be considering for their classrooms and schools.

Pearson Extends Partnership With Knowledge Factor

Knowledge Factor has extended its partnership with Pearson to provide the software underlying the Dynamic Study Modules for the MyLab & Mastering tools.

Research: Primary School Students Receive Three Times Recommended Homework Load

Students in primary schools are being assigned nearly three times the amount recommended by the National Education Association, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Family Therapy.

Arkansas Schools To Get Panic Button App

Starting in September all public schools in Arkansas will receive access to a "panic button" app for use during emergencies.

The Learning Accelerator Releases Online PD Modules for Blended Learning

The three new modules for teachers focus on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of blended learning and were designed to be relevant and accessible for all teachers.

Triumph Learning Develops Three State-Specific Versions of Waggle for Math and ELA

The new versions of the digital learning tool are aligned to the state learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.

ProQuest Now Indexed by Google Scholar

All scholarly content from ProQuest, including journal articles and working papers, is now indexed by Google Scholar in an effort to improve efficiency and ease of use.

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