K-12 Technology News
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Microsoft finally introduced two mixed reality (MR) branded headsets (in developer editions) this week in the Microsoft Store.
It was the second year in a row that the survey, "Parents 2017: Unleashing their Power and Potential," found that nearly all parents who responded said their children were performing at or above grade level.
RepVisits is now available at no cost to all high school counselors directly within the Hobsons Counselor Community social network. It’s integrated into Hobsons’ Intersect platform that launched last month and the college and career readiness platform Naviance as well.
Surface machines, which double as tablets or laptops, are available to students at a 10 percent discount through a new 24-month payment plan.
COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.
LightSail Education has launched version 4.3 of its K–12 adaptive reading app with new features that open up more personalization options to teachers and students.
A new feature dubbed "blueprint courses" offers templates for teachers to create courses and is designed to simplify management and deployment of centralized content for a consistent user experience among students across multiple courses.
Certica Solutions has launched a new operational data store for schools, Data Connect, in an effort to support data integration and application interoperability.
New research suggests a way to reverse some of the impact of the enrollment drop higher ed has experienced for the last five years: Require and pay for all public high school students to take a college entrance exam.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Discovery Education’s multimedia resources are free for K–12 teachers to integrate into lessons to help engage students in the Great American Eclipse — a total solar eclipse is passing over the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic on Aug. 21 for the first time in 99 years.