K-12 Technology News

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State Testing in PA Gets a Trim

The revisions will divert test preparation and testing time back to regular classroom instruction, adding about two days, according to one estimate.

Personal Computing Devices to Decline Through 2021

Global shipments of personal computing devices are expected to decline slightly through 2021, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of -1.7 percent, according to the latest prediction from International Data Corp.

Report: 30 Percent of Smartwatch Sales in 2017 Are Kids’ Devices

Wearables generated $30.5 billion this year, with smartwatches raking in roughly a third of total sales, according to a new Gartner forecast.

Teachers and Historians to Develop Free, Open Online Curriculum

Historians and teachers in California are working together to develop free, open, online instructional materials for teaching history and social sciences in K-12.

New Quizlet Feature Lets Students Customize Study Materials with Pictures

Diagrams allows students to annotate images, maps and other graphics with information, helping them to study efficiently and interactively.

College Program Promotes 'Freshman Year for Free'

The Modern States Education Alliance, a group of public colleges and universities, has posted a set of on-demand college classes that wannabe-students can take for no cost, including digital textbooks used in the courses.

As Rural Participation in AP Courses Climbs, Average Passing Scores Hold Steady

A new assessment has found that students in rural areas are rapidly catching up on Advanced Placement (AP) testing compared to their urban and suburban peers.

Legends of Learning Games Meet Georgia and Texas Science Standards

Now, games are aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and the Georgia Performance Standards for middle school.

4-H Attempts to Break World Record for Largest Electrical Engineering Lesson

4-H, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, created an Incredible Wearables kit for the event that will enable youth to build their own wearable fitness trackers.

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