K-12 Technology News

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Cumberland County Schools Adopts Distance Learning for AP Courses, Credit Recovery

Cumberland County Schools is expanding its "Global Communications Network," an initiative that allows students to virtually enroll in Advanced Placement, honors and credit recovery courses.

Survey: 87 Percent of Parents Are Concerned About Student Data Security

The survey, which was conducted online this spring by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Future of Privacy Forum, included 1,002 parents in the United States with children 17 and under.

iNACOL Unveils Free Webinar on Google Apps and Personalized Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free Teacher Talk Webinar next month designed to examine the use of Google Apps for Education in personalized learning.

SETDA Publishes OER Case Studies and Resources

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has published a series of three case studies and other resources designed to support open educational resource initiatives at the state, district and school level.

Free Learning Content Platform Runs Knewton Adaptive Engine

The service, which is officially in beta, has invited teachers, parents and students to set up accounts. Any of those users may add learning content — instructional text, video lessons, quizzes and assessments — and make it available to everybody else.

Centralized Online Admission Process for NYC Charter Schools in 2016

SchoolMint has created the Common Online Charter School Application that can be used by all 207 charter schools in New York City.

Pennsylvania Students Build 3D Printers

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School students participated in weeklong workshops in which they built their own 3D printers.

NetSupport's Latest Classroom Management Software Embraces Windows 10

Classroom-management features of the new Teacher app include allowing teachers to remotely launch Microsoft Office 365 apps on all student tablets and deliver documents and lesson resources to a class.

Lenovo Scholar Network Grows to 30 Schools

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation are tripling the number of institutions involved in its Lenovo Scholar Network program.

TES Global Expands Online Resource Marketplace for Teachers

TES Global is expanding its online marketplace, tes.com, for teachers to share and sell resources they've created.