K-12 Technology News

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Formstack Launches Multi-User Collaborative Workflows

Formstack, an online form builder solution, recently introduced a set of automation tools that enable multiple individuals in an organization to manage forms and track progress across departments.

Report: Device Shipments to Remain Mostly Static in 2017, Despite Lagging PC Sales

Global device shipments will decline 0.3 percent in 2017 as compared to the previous year, before rebounding with a 1.8 percent increase in 2018, according to a new forecast.

Top 3 Trends Affecting U.S. Test Preparation Market Through 2021

The top three market trends fueling the test preparation market in the United States through 2021, according to market research firm Technavio, are: increasing emphasis on private tutoring; rising popularity of benchmark testing; and growing mobile learning, or “m-learning.”

11,000 Girls Compete in International Mobile App Challenge

Girls from all over the United States and the world are competing in the Technovation Challenge, a global effort by STEM education nonprofit Iridescent, which has invited girls ages 10-18 to learn and apply technology to try to solve problems in their communities. This year, 11,000 girls worked in teams of one to five to build mobile applications and address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which include quality education and poverty elimination.

Designing Learner-Centered Spaces

Authors and educators Eric Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray offer multiple ways that classrooms and learning spaces can become student-centered, not teacher-centered.

Burnet CISD Adopts New Tech and Furniture to Improve Collaboration

The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has adopted new classroom furniture and technology in an attempt to improve student engagement.

7 Digital Learning Trends

Project Tomorrow surveyed more than 514,000 educators, parents and students between October 2016 and January 2017 for this year's report.

Kahoot Unveils App for Game-Based Homework

Kahoot is a free game-based learning platform that allows teachers to create their own learning games, dubbed Kahoots, or use existing games created by other teachers. In the classroom, games can be displayed on a shared screen to encourage students to work together. Students can also create their own Kahoots to deepen their understanding.

Hero K12 Uses Positive Reinforcement to Correct Bad Classroom Behaviors Early On

The behavior management platform works by targeting students' bad behaviors early on. It is designed to create consistent and clear classroom management policies across schools and districts.

Plagiarism Powerhouse Turnitin 'Revises' the Writing Process

Turnitin, a company typically known for catching plagiarism in students’ writing assignments, is refocusing its efforts on the needs of teachers with its newest formative writing tool, Revision Assistant.

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