K-12 Technology News

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Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking

Want to help your students improve their critical thinking? Then give them opportunities to make decisions during your lab exercises.

ACT Sounds Alarm over U.S. Student Test Results

This year's ACT results show 31 percent of students still unready for college in English, math, reading or science — every subject tested by the assessment organization. That's a figure that has not changed since 2012, when it was slightly higher. Fewer than a fifth of those students can be expected to go on to earn a college degree within six years.

Report: 7 Future Roles for Educators

KnowledgeWorks has released a new report, "Exploring the Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem," that aims to explore how educator roles may shift over the coming decade.

Survey: Teacher Quality, Not Testing, the Best Way to Improve Education

According to the latest education survey conducted by PDK and Gallup, 97 percent of public school parents believe that teachers offer the best hope for improving the quality of schools. Only 19 percent put first priority on using test results to make changes.

Yuma Districts Upgrade Network

Two school districts in the city of Yuma, AZ are upgrading their wide area networks (WAN) to 10 gigabit fiber, a change that is expected to increase the speed of their networks by as much as 10 times.

Motorola Foundation Funds Florida STEM Projects

For the fifth year, the Motorola Solutions Foundations will fund STEM projects in Florida school districts, having spent $200,000 over the previous four years.

OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks, Will Offer AP Texts

Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.

Scholastic Debuts Comprehensive Literacy Solutions

Scholastic has launched a suite of comprehensive literacy solutions that are customizable and connected to new learning standards, according to information from the company.

Vernier Offers Free Data-Collection Technology Workshops

The 36 workshops around the country this fall are designed to help STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their classes.

Squirrels Releases New Screensharing App

The new Reflector Student mobile app allows students to view real-time content from teachers and peers on their smartphones and tablets.

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