K-12 Technology News

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SchoolMessenger Passport Adds Enhanced Catalog Feature

SchoolMessenger, a school community engagement platform, has added an enhanced catalog feature to its single sign-on product, Passport.

Gale, CyberScience 3D Unveil Interactive Science Learning Programs

Three new Web-based reference products that cover science topics are now available with optional interactive 3D models.

Google Taps Lenovo To Build Phone Running Project Tango

This summer we can expect to see the first mobile device engineered to run apps on Google's Project Tango, and it has education possibilities written all over it.

Struggling Students Motivate Districts To Add Online Blended Learning

Most schools providing online or blended learning programs rely on their own district budgets for funding, according to a new survey from Fuel Education.

Online Report Cards Rate Teacher Prep Programs

In the state of Texas the University of Houston got an A for its elementary and secondary education programs, while Texas A&M received a C+ for secondary education, and Wayland Baptist University earned Fs across the board. These grades, along with 2,300 others, were issued on a new online resource that ranks the teacher education programs run by American colleges and universities. The site was developed by the National Council on Teacher Quality, a research and policy organization focused on improving the teaching profession.

ED Opens Competition for ELL Professional Development Grants

The United States Department of Education is tackling professional development of teachers and others working with English language learners.

10 Products From CES That Will Impact Education

The annual tech-fest known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking place Jan. 6- 9 in Las Vegas, and companies new and old have already unveiled their latest bells and whistles. Here are 10 newly introduced products with the most potential for the classroom.

New Hampshire Virtual School Sets up Learning Pathways

An online charter school in New Hampshire is quintupling down on flexibility in how its students structure their learning.

Stanford Runs MOOC for Science Teachers on Helping Students Read

Next week a new massive open online course will begin for K-12 science teachers who want to learn how to help their students read and understand scientific texts.

Richmond County Schools Pilots Chromebooks, Google Apps for Education

Richmond County Schools in North Carolina is piloting Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in three of its classrooms.

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