K-12 Technology News

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Pennsylvania Joins Most of Nation in Getting a Year Pass on School Performance

Pennsylvania has received permission from the United States Department of Education to ignore the school performance stipulations of No Child Left Behind.

Guide Offers 5 Steps for Measuring the Impact of Blended Learning

The 12-page "District Guide to Blended Learning Measurement" from The Learning Accelerator is intended to help schools judge the "effective use" of technology to achieve personalized learning and a competency-based progression of student learning.

LA Unified Police Pack iPads for School Safety Assessments

Los Angeles Unified School District has begun the long haul of assessing the safety of its 1,200 campuses with the help of specially trained "school site evaluators," iPads and a mobile school assessment tool.

Google for Ed Adds Student Reading Soundtrack Service

Booktrack, a company that adds movie-style soundtracks to books, has become a Google for Education partner by offering a free Booktrack Classroom version for schools.

Cricket Media, ThinkCERCA Partner on Literacy Tools

Cricket Media and ThinkCERCA have extended a partnership designed to help improve student literacy.

California District Upgrades Network To Support 5,000 Devices

A California school district is up and running with a new network and wireless infrastructure.

Florida District Adopts New Tablet-Friendly Math Learning Platform

The Jackson County School District will use Fuel Education’s LearnBop math learning system to align its math studies with new state standards.

Canon to Develop 4K LCOS Projector

Coming soon from Canon: a new model in its REALiS series of LCOS projectors that will display video and still images at a resolution of up to 4,096 x 2,400 pixels.

Google Unveils Collaboration Features for Classroom and Docs

The company's free LMS now allows teachers to push websites to a room full of students, and the productivity suite has new templates, tools and capabilities.

Project-Based Learning Gets Project Manager Make-Over

The concept of "project-based learning" is finally getting a foundation built on formal project management principles.