K-12 Technology News

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California School District Adopts Essay Building Platform

The Perris Union School District in Riverside County, CA, is partnering with Story2, a New York-based ed tech company, to help students write authentic college admission essays.

Tablet Sales Remain Strong Despite 2-Year Decline

Tablet shipments will drop for the second straight year, dipping 9.6 percent below 2015 totals, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp., and will face another down year in 2017 before rebounding slightly in 2018 on the strength of detachables.

Best Jobs for Generation Z Include Several Tech Positions

The best jobs for Generation Z will include computer and information systems analyst, information security analyst and software developer, according to a new report by CareerCast, a national job search site.

Students Learn Computer Programming Skills Through Dance

The National Science Foundation recognized software that translates dance moves to a computer avatar, teaching students basic computational skills.

Nevada Schools to Pilot New Game-Based STEAM Platform

Planet3, a year-old company that has developed a new digital platform intended to use the Earth as a "living laboratory" will undergo pilot testing at 25 middle schools in six school districts in Nevada this fall as part of an early adopter pilot program.

Turnitin, College Board Expand Partnership with New Integrations

Turnitin has extended a partnership with College Board in a move that will connect its writing tools with programs such as SpringBoard to promote effective student writing practice.

Moodle Releases K-12 Edition of LMS

Moodle has introduced new fee-based packaging versions of its cloud-based learning management system intended specifically for K-12 schools.

Report: Virtual Reality Shipments to Rocket up 2,400 Percent This Year

Shipments of virtual reality devices will expand by more than 2,400 percent this year according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

New Mexico Deploying New LMS Statewide

New Mexico is ending support for its current statewide LMS, Blackboard, by the end of the month and is replacing it with Brightspace, created by Canadian software company D2L.

Colorado District Adopts Software Suite to Support Digital Learning Initiative

The Poudre School District in Fort Collins, CO has deployed a suite of software in an effort to support its Digital Innovation Pathways initiative.

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