K-12 Technology News

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North Carolina Signs Statewide LMS Contract

The North Carolina Department of Education has signed a statewide contract with Instructure to provide negotiated pricing for the Canvas learning management system (LMS) to all local education agencies (LEA) and charter schools.

New Educational App Review Site Pairs Apps With Instructional Ideas

App Ed Review is a resource created by two professors to support teachers’ integration of tablets into their teaching practice.

K-12 Canvas Grants Aim To End 'Lossless Learning'

Instructure has given its 2015 Canvas Grants to 10 K-12 educators who demonstrated in their submitted proposals the best ways to develop innovative programs and improve education.

Exo U Launches 1:1 Management Platform

Exo U has launched the Exo U Digital Education Platform, a tool designed for management of 1:1 and BYOD initiatives.

Discovery Ed, Nutrients for Life Partner on Virtual Agricultural STEM Field Trip

Discovery Education has partnered with the Nutrients for Life Foundation to offer a virtual field trip designed to look at STEM topics through the technologies and science associated with planting and harvesting seasons.

Amazon Launches STEM Toy Store

Amazon has launched a new store dedicated to STEM toys and games, according to a report in Tech Crunch.

Student Financial Savvy Lacking

This year's " Money Matters on Campus" survey questioned 43,000 college students across institutions in the United States about their money practices for the third year in a row, and the results were eye-popping.

Will Pearson's Social Media Monitoring Damage Common Core Adoption?

The recent revelation that Pearson has been monitoring social media to find students sharing Common Core assessment items has set off a firestorm, but will it disrupt the adoption of Common Core State Standards and assessments? Is monitoring social media an invasion of student privacy, or just a means of protecting intellectual property? THE Journal talked to some education policy experts to find out.

Startup Creates Touch School Desk for Learners with Disabilities

A Massachusetts startup has built a 32-inch multi-touch table intended to be used as a school desk by students with intellectual, learning and motor disabilities.

California District Chooses Zero Clients for Labs

A California school system will shortly deploy a final wave of new "zero client" displays in its computer labs to replace legacy computing equipment.

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