K-12 Technology News
Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.
This Friday the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering will share with anybody who wants to come by some of the most intriguing research projects from 10 disciplines and centers on campus.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Nearly 200 students from the DeBakey High School for Health Professions will head to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) for "STEM On-and-Off the Planet," an event designed to encourage students to enter STEM fields.
Knowledge Delivery Systems has partnered with FlippedClass.com to launch a new course on flipped classrooms for teachers of students in grades 6-12.
Barracuda Networks has released the latest version of NG Firewall with new and updated features designed to simplify setup, administration and management for K-12 and higher education networks.
IMS Global Learning Consortium has launched the IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative, an effort designed to promote the adoption, integration and transferability of digital credentials, such as badges.
Shmoop has expanded its options for English language learners.
Dig-It! Games has released a new version of its free history app for iOS devices, Roman Town.
A majority of voters, 67 percent, polled in California support the Common Core State Standards, according to a new poll from Children Now. Respondents also showed greater support for many provisions of the standards when asked directly about them without mentioning the Common Core.
Based on lessons from Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, Digital Compass addresses cyberbullying, privacy and security, creative credit and copyright, information literacy, Internet safety, digital footprint and reputation, self-image and identity, relationships and communication.
- By Christopher Piehler
Calhoun County Schools in Alabama has implemented a district-wide high speed wireless network to support its bring-your-own-device initiative.