K-12 Technology News
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A new report examines who the decision-makers are in curriculum adoptions and finds that a sizable percentage of schools have chosen open educational resources in the last three years.
An "assistance rod" that acts as a "rescue pack" for baby sea turtles. An improved cochlear implant that allows its wearer to hear a wider range of frequencies. An environmentally-friendly food wrap that will change color when the food inside has spoiled or been contaminated. Those are some of the winning student entries from previous "ExploraVision" science competitions. This year's event will be open for registration from K-12 students until Feb. 8, 2018.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
MetaMetrics has updated its Lexile Framework for Reading with three new enhancements designed to help beginning readers find books matched to their skill level more easily.
SETDA and ENA have released a new report examining the steps states are taking to close the gaps in wireless access between their schools and districts.
The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.
Artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and cyber threats are among the biggest forces that will impact the internet over the next five to seven years, according to a new report from the Internet Society, a nonprofit focused on the open development, evolution and use of the internet.
The new law follows a 1-to-1 rollout among 19,000 students in grades 5-8 and an implementation report that returned positive marks for the program, finding that students are more self-directed, collaborative and engaged in problem-solving.
Video is becoming as ubiquitous in classrooms as laminated periodic tables and whiteboards, according to the latest results of Kaltura's "The State of Video in Education" report.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Students at 57 NAF academies this year will have a chance to develop Android mobile apps using Lenovo devices and win tech prizes,
Users today are more likely to recognize a phishing attack than they were a year ago, according to data from Wombat Security Technologies.