K-12 Technology News
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Alma, a school management system for K-12, has added new messaging and emergency notification features.
Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.
Arizona's Department of Education is expanding the use of Blackboard products in the state, this time to help its educators pursue their professional development.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The eSchoolPLUS student information system is integrating with the Schoology LMS, enabling a direct exchange of data from both software systems.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.
The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success includes 18 projects exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics, along with forays into the visual arts and design.
- By Christopher Piehler
Renaissance Learning is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to its reading platforms, including Accelerated Reader, STAR Early Literacy and Subtext.
An online personalized learning environment designed to help children ages 3-8 learn through playful exploration and discovery, Curiosityville uses characters, games and activities to build a strong foundation for core learning areas such as creative expression, problem-solving and collaboration.
- By Christopher Piehler
Virginia will offer current high school students free, unlimited delivery of electronic transcripts to simplify the process of applying to postsecondary schools and jobs.
Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next-generation Windows-based tablet, the Surface Pro 3. The latest iteration will feature a much larger and higher-resolution screen plus the latest fourth-generation Intel Core processors.