K-12 Technology News

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Educational Videos on YouTube Get Custom Search

A "boutique" search company has developed a free online resource that lets users search for university and college videos that have been posted to YouTube and then clip and share segments of those videos with students and colleagues.

Ross to Take Reins at P21

The Partnership for 21st Century Learning has named David Ross as its next chief executive officer. Ross previously served as the organization's chief strategy officer.

School Climate Sways Teacher Effectiveness and Turnover

A research team from Brown University and Harvard examined the impact on teacher turnover and student achievement of changes in school climate.

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Gets New Android Apps, Updates for Photoshop and Dreamweaver

Adobe showcased a plethora of new and upcoming features in the Creative Cloud suite at its Adobe MAX 2016 conference, taking place Nov. 2 to 4 in San Diego, CA.

California Educators’ Online Community Awarded $2.25M to Advanced Personalized Learning Platform

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation has received a $2.25 million award from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, in an effort to support enhancements to CDEF’s professional learning platform and support the state’s #GoOpen campaign.

Maryland Middle Schools Incorporate Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Montgomery County Public Schools, the largest school district in Maryland, has incorporated digital citizenship education into the middle school curriculum, thanks to a partnership with Common Sense Education.

Free Stanford Platform Delivers Performance Assessment Help

As states have taken over the job of developing their own K-12 assessment systems, many stakeholders have learned how difficult it is to create high quality assessment tools that can measure the complex thinking and authentic learning aspects of 21st century education.

NAEP Science Scores: Younger Students Rack up Gains; Not So Seniors

The Nation's Report Card for science is in, and scores have shown improvement, at least for grades 4 and 8, if not grade 12.

Impact of Devices on Children's Sleep a Major Concern for Researchers

Increased access to and use of mobile digital devices at bedtime among children and teens is a “major public health concern,” according to a recently published meta-analysis by British researchers.

Ed Dept. Launches $680,000 Augmented and Virtual Reality Challenge

The United States Department of Education (ED) has formally kicked off a new competition designed to encourage the development of virtual and augmented reality concepts for education.

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