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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.


Blue Jeans Updates Videoconferencing Tools for Users with Disabilities

Blue Jeans Network has updated its videoconferencing Web application and Android and iOS apps to make them more accessible for users with disabilities.

Early Warning Module Targets Dropout Levels

A new Early Warning Module from BrightBytes is designed to identify students level who are in danger of dropping out and warn their teachers as early as elementary school.

Canon Introduces Five New Portable Projectors

All of the new projectors weigh about six pounds and use the company’s DLP BrilliantColor display technology to deliver 3,000 lumens of brightness and a 2,300:1 contrast ratio.

Portland Community College Debuts Web Accessibility MOOC for Educators

Portland Community College has teamed with a private partner to launch a massive open online course for teachers designed to address Web accessibility concerns associated with online learning.

Penn State Researchers Develop Computer Game To Help Autistic Teens Read Body Language

A team of researchers at Penn State will soon pilot a computer game they designed to help adolescents on the autism spectrum improve their ability to understand body language.

AIR Research: Deeper Learning Approach Shows Positive Student Gains

The idea that students need to develop a deeper understanding of content and the ability to apply what they learn in one area to another area are major premises of new learning standards, such as the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. A new study now shows that schools promoting the practices of what's called "deeper learning" are getting better results from their students.

Game-Focused Math and Reading Site Launches for Young Learners

Supplemental learning site Education.com is starting its own reading and math program for students aged 3-7, featuring mainly games and activities.

BenQ Introduces MH630 Projector

Supported by a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the unit also offers full HD 1080p resolution and 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness.

Instructure Launching Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons

Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system.

NBC News Archives Now Available via Pearson

NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has reached an agreement to provide content via Pearson platforms to students and teachers.

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