K-12 Technology News

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Cesar Chavez Adds Solar Power for Reduced Energy Costs, Improved STEM Opportunities

The Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy has installed an interactive learning solar power system at its Washington D.C. Parkside Campus.

California Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Privacy of Mobile Device Users' GPS Data

Senate Bill 576, authored by Senator Mark Leno, requires vendors to give consumers a clear notice explaining how their location information will be used and shared when they install a new app. It also stipulates that app users give express consent before their geolocation data can be collected and shared.

Idaho Schools Scramble when Broadband Contracts Voided

Idaho school districts are scrambling to make sure they have Internet broadband after a court case threw out the agreements they had with their Internet service providers.

Google Science and Engineering Fair Spurs Student Innovations

The Google Science Fair has opened for entries.

EDUonGo Debuts Classroom Coding Platform

EDUonGo has launched a learning platform, Ucodemy, designed to provide coding curricula, collaborative teaching tools and professional software coaching.

JoVE Debuts Online Tool for Video STEM Quizzes

JoVE has launched JoVE Quiz, an online tool designed to be used in conjunction with the company's JoVE Science Education video database.

FuelEd and Getting Smart Offer Tips for Building Blended Learning Programs

Simplicity, ease of use and anytime-anywhere access are key to the success of online and blended learning programs, according to a new white paper from personalized learning provider, Fuel Education (FuelEd), and education advocacy firm, Getting Smart.

Oakland USD Adds Solar To Reduce Energy Costs, Increase STEM Opportunities

Oakland Unified School District has installed solar panels at 16 schools, totaling 3.6 megawatts. In addition to energy, the installations will provide STEM education opportunities for OUSD students.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest Finalists Named

Fifteen schools from across the United States are finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a national competition designed to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects that attracted more than 3,100 entries.

Report: New Teacher Prep Rules 'Too Stringent'

Proposed federal changes to teacher preparation requirements have generated numerous comments from education leaders and organizations, and the response isn't looking favorable — at least according to an analysis by Eduventures, a research and consulting firm that analyzes changes taking place in higher education.

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