K12 Headlines

3/28/2012

3/28/2012

Adobe is offering free downloads of Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta to any students, faculty and staff.

3/28/2012

Digital textbooks have gone mainstream thanks to interactive content that stimulates student curiosity and engages students in critical thinking. Next school year, Discovery Education is releasing digital textbooks for middle school social studies and high school science.

3/28/2012

Luidia Inc. conducted a survey of educators across the nation to learn about technology adoption goals and find out what is keeping schools from reaching their full potential with technology.

3/28/2012

Classroom walkthroughs are one thing that make a difference in Mooresville N.C. Graded School District, a district that the U.S. Department of Education uses as a prime example of districts doing it right.

3/28/2012

While Facebook and Google+ are popular social networks for everyday life, dozens of other networks have been created to provide safe and effective social learning environments for K12 education. Social learning networks (SLNs) allow students to learn 21st-century skills, help students build online portfolios or resumes and collaborate with peers through project-based learning.

3/28/2012

On Feb. 23, Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools, celebrated his three-year anniversary on Twitter. Anderson began exploring Twitter in 2009 as a way of finding people with similar interests, opposing views, and resources on integrating technology in the classroom to share with teachers and staff in his district of 57,000 students.

3/28/2012

Until recently, student electronic devices, from cell phones to iPods to laptop computers, were the forbidden fruit in schools. But with technology budgets languishing and such devices becoming more powerful, affordable and omnipresent in students' lives, district technology leaders are now eyeing a welcome educational harvest through bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs.

3/28/2012

The Idaho State Department of Education announced it has signed an agreement with Discovery Education to provide digital content to classrooms across Idaho for the next five years. 

3/28/2012

Educators are finding a new way to organize and collaborate resources for transition to the Common Core, curriculum mapping, and classroom activities.

3/28/2012

The work of 35 young scientists, researchers and videographers has won a Maricopa middle school a $100,000 technology package.

3/28/2012

Even as the financial literacy movement gains steam oversees, it may be losing momentum in the U.S.

3/28/2012

Saddled with $50,000 in student loans, she decided that spending more time in class would derail her from pursuing opportunities in the job market.

3/28/2012

Students in New York City’s public schools cramming for tests can delete words like birthdays, junk food, Halloween, dinosaur and even dancing from study lists.

3/28/2012

S. Dallas Dance, chief middle schools officer in the Houston school district, has been chosen as the next superintendent in Baltimore County.

3/28/2012

Florida’s new grade formula would not lower a school’s rank more than one letter grade under a set of recommendations presented to the state Board of Education on Tuesday in Miami.

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