K-12 Technology News

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Tablet Market Slumps in Third Quarter 2016, Though it's Better Than Q2

Things are looking mixed in the worldwide tablet market. Vendors shipped 43 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a year-over-year decline of 14.7 percent, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

Ohio School District Taps Digital Content for Personalized Learning

Ohio Brunswick City Schools has entered a seven-year partnership with Discovery Education, utilizing the company’s Digital Techbooks and Streaming Plus service.

National Math Teachers Council Warns of OER Risks

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a statement last week warning of the risks involved in relying too heavily on open educational resources, or OER.

Kid Science Advisors Talk STEM at White House

At the White House earlier this month, select K–12 students offered their best advice for improving STEM education in the United States.

National Organization Serves 1 Million Students in Urban School Districts

Currently, 48 of 70 school districts in the Council of the Great City Schools are utilizing the i-Ready program from Curriculum Associates.

Samueli Academy Virtualizes CAD Software for Student Chromebooks

Samueli Academy, a public charter high school in California, has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology to let students access computer-aided design software from their Chromebooks.

Follett Challenge Seeks Unique Learning Programs

Follett is looking for K–12 schools and districts with outstanding technology programs to enter the 6th annual Follett Challenge for a chance to win $200,000 in products and services.

Pearson Pilots Mixed Reality Educational Resources

Pearson is developing and piloting mixed reality content for use in secondary and postsecondary schools.

Pearson Realize Integrates OpenEd OER

Teachers using Pearson Realize, a learning management system (LMS) for K-12, can now access open educational resources from OpenEd through the LMS.

U.S. Ed Department Launches Free Online Tool to Rapidly Evaluate Ed Tech Products

The United States Education Department’s Office of Educational Technology is unveiling a new online tool, the Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluation (RCE) Coach, that’s designed to rapidly evaluate ed tech products and help educators decide whether a product or tool is worth their money.

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