K-12 Technology News
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Liberty County School District is the first school district in the state to provide students with free Internet access through high-tech mobile Wi-Fi units powered by Kajeet.
Florida's Broward County School District has selected a new learning management system in an effort to better support personalized learning.
Promethean Planet’s lessons and resources designed for interactive whiteboards are now available in the ClassFlow MarketPlace.
SensoMotoric Instruments, a German company with North American headquarters in Boston, has launched the SMI Digital Classroom, which collects data on eye tracking from up to 40 students simultaneously.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The nonprofit College Board, which administers the SAT, said no version of the standardized test given this past weekend contained any of the 400 unpublished questions that were exposed in a massive security breach that occurred earlier this year.
In an effort to increase the technology talent pipeline in Montana, Big Sky Code Academy will expand professional development opportunities to educators through local district partnerships with Code.org.
In Tennessee, 12 school districts and 9,000-plus students throughout the Volunteer State piloted Nextera, an online assessment platform from the state’s testing vendor Questar, in an effort to ensure schools can administer state tests online next year.
A judge is allowing Ohio to review certain attendance records at the state’s largest online charter school, the Associated Press reported Monday. The revelation could jeopardize the school’s $106 million in annual funding.
Indiana-based Purdue University is working with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) to build a STEM-focused, charter high school. Purdue Polytechnic High School is scheduled to open next year and it now accepting applications for enrollment.