K-12 Technology News

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New PD Program Planned for Teacher-Leaders in SC District

The Greenville County Schools in Greenville, SC will introduce a new professional development program in 10 of its schools later this year.

New Swivl Function Lets Remote Students Control Robotic Telepresence

A new element to a live conferencing program will allow students in remote locations to participate in classroom activities, thanks to their ability to independently operate new remote control robotic functions.

Shmoop Unveils 20 New Essay Labs

Digital publisher Shmoop has launched 20 new essay labs designed to help walk high school students through the writing process.

Sylvan, Tynker Partner on After-School Coding Classes

Sylvan Learning and Tynker have partnered to offer after-school coding classes at more than 600 sylvan locations.

Michigan Virtual University Adds Professional Development Courses

Knowledge Delivery Systems will relaunch 60 courses for MVU’s LearnPort, intended to help Michigan K-12 educators meet their continuing education requirements.

Washington, Oregon Districts Add Fiber Networks

Pasco School District in Washington state is replacing its existing one-gigabit Internet service with a 20-gigabit fiber optic network to provide ultra-high speed Internet service to its 24 school district facilities.

Texas A&M U To Host High School STEM Summer Camps

Texas A&M University's (TAMU) Aggie STEM will host four science, technology, engineering and math camps for students in middle and high school this summer.

PARCC Selects Open Source Platform for Non-Summative Assessments

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has selected TAO, an open assessment platform from Open Assessment Technologies, to deliver non-summative Common Core assessments.

Biopac Adds Learning Objects, Curriculum Management System to Student Lab System

Biopac Systems has updated its Biopac Student Lab (BSL) software with new hardware integrations, lessons and features.

Report: Use of Cloud-Based Services Places Kids in Range of Tracking and Ads

Legislators and district leaders are the last bastion for protecting students from the third parties that want to profit from access to information about them collected through schools, according to a new report on "student commercialism" funded in part by the Consumers Union.

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