K-12 Technology News
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The University of Waterloo and Maplesoft will offer free online courses for high school students in precalculus and calculus.
3D Printer provider NVBots has launched NV Library, a collection of lesson plans that include 3D printing.
Lightspeed Systems' classroom management tool, introduced in November, can be used on more devices now.
In districts that have adopted the Common Core State Standards, 95.7 percent of schools have already implemented the standards or are in the process of doing so, while the remaining 4.3 percent are still in the planning stage, according to a new survey of public school principals. However, only 53.6 percent report that they have sufficient bandwidth to conduct online assessments.
Are games really a waste of time? For Jane McGonigal, the first person to earn a Ph.D. in the study of the effects of gaming, they're a crucial part of what makes us human — a crucial part that doesn't get the attention it deserves.
- By Patrick Peterson
The Los Angeles Unified School District is rebranding its troubled 1-to-1 program and putting new leadership in charge of device and curriculum decision-making.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Mentoring Minds had unveiled an updated version of its supplemental curriculum, Total Motivation, in an effort to help administrators make better decisions.
Khan Academy has launched a free new iPad app featuring interactive exercises, handwriting recognition and more.
ViewSonic introduces its new LightStream series of "smart" projectors.
Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual Dream It. Code It. Win It. competition, in which high school and college students are asked to present a problem, write computer code to solve the problem and then demonstrate the results in a YouTube video.