K-12 Technology News

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New SAT Format Preferred by Most Students

This past Saturday students had a chance to take the new SAT exam, and a post-test survey revealed that most students preferred the new format, found the reading test easier than they expected and considered the test items reflective of what they were learning in school.

Apex Learning Unveils New Comprehensive Courses

Apex Learning has unveiled a new set of comprehensive courses ready to debut for the 2016-2017 school year.

Kickboard Debuts RTI System

Kickboard has added a new response-to-intervention feature to its school-wide behavior management system.

Ricoh Debuts Printer Line for Education

Ricoh has launched the Multifunction Printer for Education Series, a collection of printers designed to better integrate into classrooms and other educational settings by interfacing with learning management systems, cloud storage and print management software.

UCLA Researchers Win Grant for STEM Ed Research

Researchers from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies have been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and study a professional development program to help middle and high school science educators teach their students to argue scientifically.

Education, Gaming Drive Virtual Reality Gear

Virtual reality devices will grow by nearly 85 percent for the next five years, driven in large part by gaming and educational applications, according to a new report from ABI Research.

Wearables See Triple-Digit Growth

Wearables are not just for gadget enthusiasts and early adopters anymore. They've gone mass-market. More than 71 million wearables were shipped in the last year, according to a new report.

Multi-Year Initiative to Nail Down Student Privacy Issues in Education Software

Working with 40 school districts, including some of the largest ones in the country, the education division of Common Sense Media has gone public with details about a long-term project to help schools better understand student data privacy issues and choose applications that commit to safe practices in their terms of service and privacy policies.

Edgenuity Debuts Course Customization Tool

Edgenuity has launched the Course Customization tool, a product that allows teachers to add remove and reorder content in Edgenuity courses to further personalize the learning experience for individual students.

5,000 High School Students Compete in Rocket Contest

Nearly 5,000 high school students on 789 teams are competing in the 14th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge.

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