K-12 Technology News

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Microsoft Boosts OneNote Accessibility, Offers Free Accessibility Training Course for Educators

Microsoft has unveiled new accessibility features for OneNote, the company's collaborative note-taking app for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.

Google I/O 2017: Standalone Google VR Headsets from HTC, Lenovo Coming Soon

At the annual Google I/O 2017 developer conference, Google unveiled an upcoming “revolutionary” standalone VR headset that will be manufactured by HTC and Lenovo.

Confronting Racism with Technology: One School's Story

Inspired by Princeton University Assistant Professor Ruha Benjamin, two educators at Minnesota's Global Academy developed a session that utilizes technology to combat and confront racism.

Blackboard Unveils Accessibility Tool

Blackboard is releasing an accessibility tool that it plans to make available for all major learning management systems.

$25K Award Seeks Best Math Lesson for Grades 4–8

Teachers with an amazing and original activity that helps students in grades 4 through 8 learn math can win a cash award of $25,000.

Turnitin Adds Lexile Measures to Revision Assistant

To add the Lexile measures, Turnitin partnered with Metametrics, a company that develops scientific measures of academic achievement.

New Literacy PD Extends LETRS Training

Voyager Sopris Learning recently introduced "Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction" for K-3 educators and "Connecting LETRS to the Classroom" for K-12 teachers.

Privacy Advocates Release Toolkit for Parents to Protect Student Data

The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood earlier this week released a free, online toolkit that offers guidance to parents on how to protect their children’s personal information.

Iowa Adds Computer Science to K-12 Curriculum

A new law passed in Iowa requires the state's Department of Education to establish standards in computer science for K-12 and a credential for teachers who teach CS.

Report: Students with Learning and Attention Issues Three Times More Likely to Drop Out

Despite the prevalence of children with learning and attention disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia, the National Center for Learning Disabilities found that only a small subset are formally identified with disabilities in schools, leaving many of these students without necessary support to help them succeed in school.

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