K-12 Technology News

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Pennsylvania Charter School Adds Multimedia Lab with Grant Funds

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School will install a semi-immersive multimedia learning lab and a whiteboard lab thanks to a grant of nearly $50,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Acer Revs Chromebox Line, Adds 4K Support, Dual-Core i3 CPUs

Acer is expanding its line of its Chromebox devices, which, like Chromebooks, run on Google's Chrome OS. Unlike Chromebooks, they come in a desktop form factor (somewhat resembling an external hard drive enclosure).

Rossier School of Ed Launches Equity Teacher Certificate Program

University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education has teamed with a private partner to launch an online course focused on strategies to differentiate instruction for English language learning students in an effort to prepare them for Common Core assessments. The course is one of four that, taken together, comprise the "Equity Educator Certificate Program."

Middlebury Community Schools To Adopt Blended Learning

Middlebury Community Schools in Indiana plans to create two blended learning classrooms at Northridge High School and Northridge Middle School.

BetterLesson Launches Video Series of Blended Learning in Action

The Blended Master Teacher Project is a new online resource showcasing the practices of top blended learning teachers across the country.

Penn State Expands Online Master of Ed Program with Emphases

Pennsylvania State University has expanded its online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction to include five areas of emphasis for students to choose from.

1 School in 7 Loses 'Critical Data' Forever

Compared to other kinds of organizations — business, government and not-for-profit — educational institutions are the least prepared for disaster recovery.

American Teens, Young Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Tech Skills, Analysis Finds

According to new analysis by testing company ETS, the generation of adults born after 1980 demonstrate "weak skills" in literacy, numeracy and technology problem solving —  in spite of having more years of schooling than all other previous generations.

Fellowship Program Initiated To Encourage Games in Civics Instruction

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has started a program to give free professional development to social studies and civics teachers in the use of games, play and digital tools.

New Partnership Aims To Facilitate Online Course Creation for Teachers

Versal and Wolfram Research are joining forces to make it easier for teachers to insert interactive elements into the online courses and other learning experiences they create — without coding.

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