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Dig-It! Games launches new Maya quiz app

Dig-It! Games introduced Maya Quiz, a new app for the iPad that offers historically accurate information about Mayan archaeology, history and culture.

Instituto Crescer releases innovative educational assessment tool

The Instituto Crescer launched a free online assessment that permits school managers and their workgroups to perform a self-evaluation on pedagogical and managerial school practices to analyze how innovative they are.

Kickboard’s Early Warning indicator system keeps students on track

Kickboard instructional management solution’s new Early Warning Indicator System gives educators the ability to intervene early by tracking how many, and which, students are off track for end-of-year promotion or future academic success.

Acer America launches new Chromebook

Acer America announced the Acer Chromebook 13, a new Chromebook powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and the company’s first with a 13.3-inch display.

Soundtracks can improve reading comprehension

A platform that pairs e-books with movie-style soundtracks is gaining attention in the K12 realm for boosting reading engagement and comprehension.

4G offers option for rural school learning

Rural schools that don’t have the ability to build or maintain a wireless network may have another option that gives students internet access in class and at home: LTE networks. LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a wireless technology that offers fast data download and upload speeds for cell phones and tablets.

Over half of parents grade tech at kid's school adequate

About 56 percent of parents and students feel their schools are adequate technology-wise, according to a survey from the Center for the Digital Future. Less than half of students said their teachers were adequately teaching them to use new technologies.

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S.C. students use technology to create music and games

More than 75 students from middle schools all over Horry County gathered as part of an iTeams camp put on by the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. The camp is designed to help students to learn about technology and how it can be used in the workplace.

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Why one New Jersey school district cut its student laptop program

The school district in Hoboken, New Jersey has decided to abandon its 1-to-1 laptop program for seventh, eighth and ninth graders. Ultimately, the Hoboken School District decided the scheme was more trouble than it was worth—even when supported by federal grants.

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Kids and parents turn to coding to boost college, career prospects

Students and their parents view coding as an indispensable skill in the digital era, especially since the number of programming-related jobs is projected to soar in the next decade. Not everyone agrees that studying programming in the middle or high-school years is the key to collegiate or professional success, but that hasn't slowed the coding juggernaut.

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