K-12 Technology News
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The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has adopted new classroom furniture and technology in an attempt to improve student engagement.
Project Tomorrow surveyed more than 514,000 educators, parents and students between October 2016 and January 2017 for this year's report.
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.
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.
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.
Cisco has partnered with Suration to integrate the latter's content curation tool for classrooms with the Cisco Digital Education Platform (DEP).
EduGeek offers a number of technical forums, blogs, as well as direct support through its partnerships with Impero, Smoothwall and Promethean World. The platform is used by nearly 90,000 members worldwide.
At a recent workshop hosted by public and private leaders in tech, diverse groups of high school students in Atlanta, GA practiced their coding skills and gained first-hand experience building and programming microcontrollers.
Follett, a provider of education technology, services and content, this week is rolling out a new tool, Collections by Destiny, which will allow librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across a district, schools or between users.