K-12 Technology News

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Students Vie To Over-Engineer in 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

This year's competition, which also includes a track for middle school students, asks participants for the most "overly complex contraption" for erasing a chalkboard or a whiteboard.

Interoperability, Accessibility Top ConnectED Framework Priorities

Interoperability, integration and equitable and universal access are the top priorities for districts implementing technology for teaching and learning, according to a new report from the National Advisory Council on ConnectED.

5 Promising Practices for Online Instructors

"Teachers are being set up for failure," according to Jayme Linton, program coordinator for the master of science degree in Online Teaching and Instructional Design at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Logitech Intros Portable Videoconferencing for Under $500

Logitech is rolling out the ConferenceCam Connect, a portable all-in-one videoconferencing device that costs less than some office chairs.

Teacher Program Hopes To Pump Cybersecurity Careers in STEM Classes

CompTIA is teaming up with an online STEM career guidance service to promote jobs in cybersecurity to middle and high school students.

Knovation Partners with My Big Campus on OER Integration

Knovation has partnered with Lightspeed Systems to make netTrekker digital resources available via My Big Campus.

Dale: Smart Phones Belong in Schools

"This is where our schools are. This is where our world is going," according to Warren Dale, technology facilitator for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Augmented Reality: Bringing a New Dimension to Learning

Augmented reality demonstrations give students, who have grown up learning about the world from video screens, a new view of the world that they are comfortable with, according to tech enthusiast and educator Drew Minock.

Predictions for the Future of Student Data Privacy

Berkman Center fellows Leah Plunkett and Paulina Haduong share their insights into the future of student data privacy. What direction will policy take? What will schools' responsibilities entail?

Kentucky Valley Ed Cooperative Adopts Resource Library for Digital Transition

The Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative has adopted a resource library to help its member schools transition to using digital content.

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