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Laptops, Chromebooks Most Valuable Education Tools, Teachers Say

In a national survey of more than 1,300 K-12 educators, laptops, Chromebooks and media tablets were chosen as the most valuable tools for teaching and learning, while mobile phones and smart watches were cited as the least useful (and most detested).

Most U.S. K–12 Teachers Would Not Give Themselves an 'A' in Ed Tech Skills

While more than half of K–12 teachers say they use education technology in the classroom on a daily basis, with nine in 10 saying they do so at least weekly, only 15 percent of those teachers would give themselves an “A” in education technology skills, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey.

Apple Unveils iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.

PBS, National Writing Project Platform Allows Teens to Voice Opinions on Presidential Election

A newly launched website from KQED and the National Writing Project encourages teens to research, write and share letters on issues that matter to youth this presidential election.

Key Digital Unveils New Technology to Enhance Video Distribution, Digital Signage

Key Digital, which manufactures technology for HDTV, has introduced three new HDMI switchers that can enhance the use of campus-wide video distribution and digital signage.

Washington SD Partners With Discovery Education to Prepare Students for College and Careers

The new partnership between Highline Public Schools and Discovery Education is part of the district’s plan to improve digital literacy skills for students.

Video Response App Updated with More Teacher Control

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.

Majority of Back-to-School Shoppers Plan to Buy Tech

Fifty-nine percent of Americans who have completed or plan to do back-to-school shopping this year expect to buy tech products or tech accessories — an increase of 12 percent over last year, according to research released today from the Consumer Technology Association.

MindTap Offers Users Free Access to Digital Portfolio Tool

The e-learning platform from Cengage Learning will soon offer its students lifetime access to Pathbrite digital portfolios.

Social Science Techbook Adds Civic and Government Course

The newest course added to the Social Science Techbook promotes inquiry-based learning and incorporates interactive content, exclusive videos and more.

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