April 24, 2014

Trends & Resources

Gender Gap Shrinks Among Students Playing Digital Games
The stereotype that girls do not play digital games is outdated, according to the latest report from the Speak Up 2013 survey of students, teachers, administrators and parents released today.

Apps Aims to Boost Literacy for Mobile Learners
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™ today introduced a new collection of seven elementary grade-specific tablet apps (K-6).

Five Things to Know About HD Widescreen WXGA Projectors
Epson offers a suite of projectors with high-definition widescreen WXGA resolution,with a native screen resolution of 1280 x 800, for both business and classroom use.

E-rate Funding for Web Hosting is Critical, Say K-12 Administrators
One hundred percent of K-12 district administrators participating in a national survey responded that Web hosting should remain funded as a Priority One Service within the E-rate program.

Actress and Advocate America Ferrera To Headline Keynotes At Iste 2014
What do “Ugly Betty;” an author, speaker, and agent for social change; and the 2013 National Teacher of the Year have in common?

CoSN Honors FCC Commissioner with 2014 Public Service Award
The Consortium for School Networking honored Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel with the 2014 Award for Excellence in Public Service.

CoSN Issues K-12 Privacy Toolkit for School Leaders
Today at the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, DC, CoSN released a privacy guide to help school system leaders navigate the complex federal laws and related issues.

K-12 IT Leadership Survey: More Districts Increasing Their Budgets
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released the findings from its 2nd Annual K-12 IT Leadership Survey, which reveal that one in three districts report budget increases for this year.

U.S. Educators Earn Global Recognition
At the annual Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain, innovative educators using technology in the classroom earned honors.

PARCC Field Test to Debut March 24
PARCC has developed a variety of resources to assist schools and districts as they prepare to administer Spring 2014 Field Test.

New iPad App For Science Techbook™ Series Announced
Discovery Education’s new Techbook app enables educators and students to access and interact with Discovery Education's digital textbook content in locations without Internet access.

ASCD Launches Digital 2013 Annual Report
ASCD has released the 2013 Annual Report, titled “The Promise of Leadership: Sustaining Learning, Transforming Teaching.”

Platform Updates to EducationCity And Others Coming Summer 2014
Edmentum announced today that it is releasing multiple product updates, with a refined user experience for EducationCity and a new learner experience for Plato Courseware, Edmentum Assessments and EdOptions Academy.

Flipped Learning Network Announces Definition of Flipped Learning
The governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announce a formal definition of the term.

Survey: Half of K-12 Teachers Report Inadequate Support When Using Technology
In a new nationwide survey of more than 600 K-12 teachers, 50 percent reported inadequate assistance when using technology in the classroom.


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