Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting news and thought-provoking developments from the past week.

I can’t fit all of this week's news stories here, though, so feel free to browse eSchool News and read up on other news you may have missed.

New technologies and technology trends emerge all the time, but a few seem to have staying power in K-12 classrooms. Virtual reality and virtual field trips, augmented reality, and gaming are all moving from "cool" technologies to instructional approaches with research-backed merit.

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5 apps to jump-start augmented reality in the classroom

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura