K-12 Technology News

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State School Report Cards Offer Timelier Data But Still Have Room to Improve

While a few states do a good job of creating "report cards" that help people understand school performance, most states "still need improvements to be accessible, meaningful and useful to audiences outside of education policy." That's the assessment given by the Data Quality Campaign after a months-long review.

It's Time to Weave Computational Thinking into K-12

It's high time for students to move beyond an hour of coding exercises and learn computational thinking. That's the message of a new report that examines what's important to know and be able to do in a "computational world."

Panopto Video Platform Adds Support for VR, Multi-Language Speech Recognition

Panopto has introduced new capabilities to its education video platform, including support for 360-degree and virtual reality video and search support for speech recognition in nine languages.

Personalized Learning to Dominate Chan Zuckerberg Ed Investments

In the near term, the organization will invest in development of promising "practices and products founded in the science of learning and development."

Report: ESSA Gives Opening to Innovate on Assessment

The term "assessment" is often thought to mean the end-of-year state tests used for state and federal accountability. That's too narrow of a focus that will lead to "limited outcomes," asserted a new report from iNACOL.

Online Degrees Primed to Help Early Ed Teachers Meet New Credential Reqs

A report recently published by New America posed a set of questions related to how those policies affect the early education teachers who need to attain bachelor's degrees, especially in areas of quality and access — and whether online education could provide a leg up.

Net Neutrality Vote Heavy Hit to Schools and Districts

Now that the rules that govern net neutrality have been peeled away, the reins to the internet have been handed back to service providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to manage access to websites and web-based services.

Free C-STEM Studio Adds Curriculum for Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Lego Mindstorms

The University of California, Davis C-STEM Center has updated its free STEM platform for grades K-14. Version 4 of the C-STEM Studio software suite includes new and updated curriculum and programs for Lego Mindstorms, Barobo Linkbots, Raspberry Pi computers and Arduino control boards.

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