K-12 Technology News
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Google today revealed changes to its Apps for Education policies that include permanently disabling scanning in Gmail for its 30 million Apps for Education users and permanently disabling the ability to display ads.
"Big three" publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has released an online math resource designed for home use, built on its K-6 software program, Go Math.
- By Stephen Noonoo
FileWave has introduced version 8.0 of its mobile device management software. New features include Android support, the addition of inventory-based smart groups, VPP managed distribution for Mac with multiple sToken support, parameterized profiles for Mac and advanced license management.
Apex Learning, a provider of tools for virtual and blended learning, is expanding its line of math and English language arts tutorials for students in grades 6-8.
CourseTalk will integrate Parchment's College Chances tool into its online course search and discovery platform to help students better weigh their options among colleges and universities.
Two states that received Race to the Top grant funding from the federal government are the latest states that have received permission to amend their projects.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The new version of the collaborative learning software features a new Text Pen, math software powered by GeoGebra and other tools for teachers and students.
- By Christopher Piehler
As part of its YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft has teamed with nine of its hardware partners to deliver a special pricing program on devices for schools. The devices are designed to be compliant with Common Core testing requirements and start at less than $300.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to more than 1,400 of its children's trade titles.
Eduplanet21 is launching a new feature for educators, personal learning networks, designed to help them improve their teaching and learning environments.