K-12 Technology News

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Illinois District adopts Online Math Curriculum To Improve Critical Thinking

The La Moille Community Unit School District has implemented a new elementary online math curriculum in an effort to help develop critical thinking skills.

College Abacus Launches College Search Tool Aimed at Low-Income Students

College Abacus has launched a new tool, Pell Abacus, designed to help streamline the college search for low-income students likely to be eligible for Pell Grants.

Out of Eden Learn Project To Expand to 70,000 Students

The project to help young people learn about the world will grow with the help of a commitment from the Clinton Global Initiative.

BoomWriter Launches Pro Version

BoomWriter has launched Pro, a suite of features designed to help teachers better assess student writing skills.

Florida School Revamps Classroom to Study Best Active Learning Practices

A classroom at a Gainesville, FL, research school is part of a Steelcase-funded study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Survey: Late Nights Online Affecting Behavior and Academic Performance, Worrying Parents

The majority of parents have found their kids using social media or browsing the Internet when they were supposed to be sleeping and parents are worried that the lack of sleep is causing their kids to be more irritable and less able to concentrate on schoolwork, according to the results of a new survey.

Alaska District Expands Teacher Evaluator Use After Pilot Program

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is now using Rediker Software’s Teacher Evaluator app in 22 of its schools.

LittleBits Opens Up Access to Kits in Educational Settings

The maker of kits with electronic building blocks hopes to make its products more accessible to teachers and students.

OpenEd Assesses 'Most Effective' Online Learning Resources

Animated flashcards and sub-two-minute videos turn out to be the most effective online resources for K-12 against all other common options. That's the finding determined by OpenEd, which recently studied the data generated from the results of assessments given to students who used its free online resources for educational purposes.

Report: Global Device Market To Contract in 2015

Global device shipments will fall to 2.4 billion units in 2015, a drop of about 1 percent compared to 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.