K-12 Technology News

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Showbie Adds Digital Portfolios for 1:1 Classrooms

Showbie, a classroom workflow app, has added a new digital portfolio feature for one-to-one environments to its pro version.

Google Reveals Nexus 6P, 5X with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Google Tuesday formally revealed the long-rumored successors in its Nexus line of smart phones — the 5.7-inch, quad-HD Nexus 6P and the 5.2-inch Nexus 5X.

Council Rock School District Deploys Integrated Network Security System

Council Rock School District in Pennsylvania has implemented an integrated system to help IT staff identify and resolve network security issues for its 15 schools, 13,000 students and staff, and 5,000 devices.

Knox County Schools Add Solar Energy as Part of County Initiative

Eleven schools in Knox County, TN will get new solar photovoltaic panels as a result of a deal between the county and a private partner.

Shmoop Launches Resources for Behavioral Interventions

Shmoop has launched new resources designed to the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support framework.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To Create Online Marketplace for Educational Resources

The HMH Marketplace will allow independent developers and educators the ability to find, share and sell their own educational resources.

Google Seeks Teachers to Pilot 3D Virtual Field Trips

Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.

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.