The number of laptops, tablets and other electronic devices now outnumber the number of K–12 students in Vermont, according to a new Agency of Education technology survey.
Quizlet, a platform that allows students to create their own interactive study sets and use them to prepare for exams, has launched a redesign of its core product as well as Quizlet Live, a supplement that creates Q&A-related games that teams of students can use to play against each other.
Apperson, a K-12 and higher education assessment company, has created a new, free e-book of more than 50 back-to-school tips and resources for teachers.
The partnership allows for faster access to the Renaissance platform through ClassLink’s OneClick technology.
Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets are expected to grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020, according to research done by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The $156.8 billion increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 181.3 percent over the 2015-20 forecast period.
K12 is deploying D2L’s Brightspace learning management system to thousands of its middle school students across the country. K12 — one of the country’s biggest providers of online curricula and support services — already uses Brightspace LMS for thousands of its high school students.
Staples and pop singer Katy Perry are teaming up to provide full funding on all middle and high school literacy projects — as well as college and career prep projects — posted on DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has impacted more than 18 million U.S. students.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is incorporating virtual reality technology into its curriculum to spark the interest of special needs students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and support their acquiring new, 21st century work skills.
Kentucky's Pulaski County Schools has selected a new learning management system in an effort to better support blended learning and other non-traditional instruction.
A company that flips the flipped model has updated its software. Flipgrid, created by a professor at the University of Minnesota and produced by Minneapolis-based Vidku, allows instructors to set up queries for students who respond by posting videos they've made of themselves.
- By Dian Schaffhauser