K-12 Technology News

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ASUS Chromebook Adds Remote Access to Windows

Computer company ASUS is integrating software on one its Chromebook lines to allow schools using Chrome to run Windows applications and desktops from within the Google environment.

Marvel Focus Desk Aims to Maximize Student Performance and Wellness

The standing desk design combines features that teachers and students desire.

California District Adopts New SIS To Deliver More Information to Stakeholders

The Alden Central School District in Folsom, CA, has switched to a new student information system in an effort to provide more student information to parents and staff than it does with its current system.

Apex Learning To Launch Adaptive Tutorials for Remediation

Apex Learning has launched a new level of personalization to its Tutorials that aims to identify learning gaps and provide remediation to help bring students to grade level.

Pearson, Teaching Channel Partner for Online PD

Pearson has partnered with Teaching Channel to create an online professional development community for teachers who use Pearson's myPerspectives English language arts curriculum.

Digital Promise Launches Web Tool To Find Ed Research

A new, free resource from Digital Promise aims to provide an easy way to hunt down research in education, teaching and learning topics and to uncover connections between those topics.

YouTube for iOS Update Supports Google Cardboard

The latest release for iOS now has full Cardboard support, enabling any YouTube video to be viewed in VR mode.

Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment

Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she recovers from leukemia and gets chemotherapy.

Research: Display Size Impacts Student Comprehension

More than half of students (58 percent) in a recent study couldn't read content displayed on a 70-inch flat panel in an average-sized classroom.

Eighth Grade Girls Score Higher than Boys in Tech and Engineering on Newest NAEP Test

On the first national assessment of students’ technology and engineering abilities, eighth grade girls scored three points higher on average than eighth grade boys. And white students scored significantly better in tech and engineering than black and Hispanic students.

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