K-12 Technology News
Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.
The National Association of Elementary School Principals has released the list of this year's honorees, school leaders who have influenced the students and schools where they serve.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The clinical services provider has introduced a new service that pairs its live, online therapy environment with Woodcock-Johnson IV tests to help identify strengths and weaknesses for students with cognitive or academic challenges.
The language conversion tool now utilizes the new Google Neural Machine Translation system, which provides more accurate and speedy translations. Google Translate has launched the system for Chinese to English conversations and plans to roll out the system for other languages in the coming months.
The same computer platform that defeated the most accomplished “Jeopardy!” champions is being used to help teachers with third grade math. IBM’s Watson platform — which beat “Jeopardy!” winners Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in 2011 — has been adapted and expanded to incorporate Common Core standards for third grade math.
Middle schools across the county are invited to enter the 2016-17 “Let It Grow” earth science contest, which will award six schools agricultural grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
Teachers from elementary, middle and high schools in Tuscola County, MI will join students and professors from the University of Michigan on a dig to excavate the bones of an 11,000- to 13,000-year-old mastodon.
A learning platform that’s relatively new to the American market teaches K–4 children how to read by enabling them to write and publish their own digital books.
Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system to include an annotation feature in the mobile app.
Curriki, a community for creating and sharing open educational resources, has launched three new services designed to give teachers personalized access to curriculum resources through their school websites.
LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com in spring 2015. LinkedIn itself will soon become part of Microsoft. That acquisition is expected to be finalized by the end of this year.
- By Dian Schaffhauser