The Janesville School District in southern Wisconsin has implemented software that will allow students this coming school year to view instructor content, capture, annotate, collaborate, take notes, and save their work via PC, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices.
Science, technology, engineering, and math teachers who are seeking instruction in how to use social media in their teaching can now enroll in a free, online mini-course offered by the New Media Consortium.
Educational technology company Pearson has launched its OpenClass Exchange for instructors. Out of the gate, the new open education resource (OER) catalog will include links to 680,000 instructional and learning items.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Teachers at a remote district in rural Alaska access a wealth of online professional development through the state’s Alaska Staff Development Network.
- By Jennifer Demski
Crestron has unveiled Crestron RL, its new Lync-based group collaboration solution for conferencing.
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.