K-12 Technology News

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District's New Blended Learning Programs Aim at Personalized Approach

Two schools at Henry County Schools, a 40,000 student district in Georgia, are instituting new blended learning programs that meld online and face-to-face instruction with personalized and adaptive learning techniques.

Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education

Google is now taking applications for a limited preview of a new app called Google Classroom — a tool that brings learning management functionality to the Google Apps for Education suite.

Online Networks Can Help Preservice Teachers, Report Finds

Pathways to Participation for Preservice Teachers reviews research, past experience, and examples of current practice using online networks to connect preservice teachers with in-service educators.

Brief: Pearson Maximus Launch Case Management and Reporting System

A new Web-based system aims to help educators better manage and supervise individualized education programs (IEP), from referral through classification and placement.

Hooda Math Adds Free Games To Fight Summer Slide

Hooda Math has released three new free games in an effort to help prevent summer slide among students in elementary and middle school.

Learning Forward Launches Free Online Principal PD Resources

Learning Forward has launched a collection of free online professional development resources for principals and aspiring K-12 school leaders.

New Analysis Tool Attempts to Predict Teacher Success in Urban Areas

Aspex Solutions has released a new assessment tool for evaluating the potential success of teacher applicants in urban settings.

Robotics Take over St. Louis in FIRST Championships

Saint Louis rocked during the last week of April when 12,000 students from 38 countries showed up to compete in the world championship for the FIRST robotic competitions. The three-day event came to a roaring conclusion as 20,000 people cheered on two high school alliances as they battled for first place via their proxies, moving machines that threw balls over a truss, caught balls and put as many balls as possible through goals.

iGear Offers Customizable iPad Keyboard Case

The new iPad Flip Turn Case from iGear is customizable with an institution's logo in white or full color.

Louisiana District Implements Teacher Evaluations Based on Framework for Teaching

Calcasieu Parish School System in Lake Charles, LA plans to implement a teacher evaluation and professional development support program based on Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching at 21 high-need schools.