K-12 Technology News
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The project to help young people learn about the world will grow with the help of a commitment from the Clinton Global Initiative.
BoomWriter has launched Pro, a suite of features designed to help teachers better assess student writing skills.
A classroom at a Gainesville, FL, research school is part of a Steelcase-funded study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.
The majority of parents have found their kids using social media or browsing the Internet when they were supposed to be sleeping and parents are worried that the lack of sleep is causing their kids to be more irritable and less able to concentrate on schoolwork, according to the results of a new survey.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is now using Rediker Software’s Teacher Evaluator app in 22 of its schools.
The maker of kits with electronic building blocks hopes to make its products more accessible to teachers and students.
Animated flashcards and sub-two-minute videos turn out to be the most effective online resources for K-12 against all other common options. That's the finding determined by OpenEd, which recently studied the data generated from the results of assessments given to students who used its free online resources for educational purposes.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Global device shipments will fall to 2.4 billion units in 2015, a drop of about 1 percent compared to 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.
A consortium of 10 colleges and universities and nine non-profits is taking on the challenge of getting more women and girls of color involved in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Ed tech company Versal has added mobile functionality to its online course authoring tool, allowing users of Android and iOS devices to access courses and via a new mobile player.