Teachers are turning to these free apps and digital resources to help keep parents informed and engaged in today's digital world.
- By Bridget McCrea
Students prioritize the use of "a variety of digital learning tools such as mobile devices" over Internet access, according to From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Emergence of the K-12 Learner, a new report from Project Tomorrow.
Microsoft is launching a new service that lets students crowdsource funding for their next computer for school. As part of the offering, Microsoft is chipping in on the price and providing students with free software.
Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well.
Copia has improved its social e-reading platform focusing on tools for K-12 students and teachers. The updates, available now, are being piloted at the Los Angeles Unified School District to help improve students' reading skills.
Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.
Check out these apps--from popular to obscure--that are helping the iPad realize its potential as a collaborative device in the classroom.
Blackboard has updated its online collaboration and Web conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, and launched a version for Android.
Educational software company Learning Core will launch a pilot program of its Wonderville educational technology platform in schools across the United States.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Blackboard has added a new supports for at-risk students to its learning management system, Blackboard Learn. The new retention tool is one of several enhancements added to the latest version of Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 Service Pack 12.