K-12 Technology News
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Shipments of Apple tablets, including iPad and iPad Pro, dropped nearly 25 percent in the last quarter of 2015, leading an overall decline in the tablet market. Meanwhile shipments of detachable tablets — devices that include removable keyboards — actually doubled in the same period.
Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School has completed installation of a 178-kilowatt solar energy project.
Superplus has updated its SuperSpeak vocabulary skill-building iOS app for students with special needs to include a new play feature designed to improve student engagement.
Dremel, a company generally known for manufacturing tools, has developed a STEM education program to integrate 3D printing into the classroom.
JibJab Bros. Studios has expanded StoryBots with StoryBots Classroom, a free resource featuring hundreds of activities, videos and books for use with tablets, laptops and interactive whiteboards, as well as StoryBots Math Skills, a new collection of math lessons and games for kindergarten students.
CEV Multimedia has added a Career Cluster Interest Inventory tool to its cloud-based career and technical education platform, iCEV.
A 35,000-student district in Ontario, Canada will be adding a cloud-based learning management system to expand its communication and collaboration among teachers, students and families. Simultaneous with the deployment announcement, Edsby also said it would soon be available on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft's enterprise-grade cloud platform.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Walker County Public Schools in Jasper, AL has implemented a personalized learning system to support students in need of remediation or more advanced coursework.
Members of the National Association of School Psychologists can now attend free PresenceLearning live webinars to earn continuing professional development credits.
Pearson Education has introduced myPerspectives English Language Arts, a new blended print and digital curriculum for grades 6-12 English language arts.