K-12 Technology News

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U Colorado Boulder To Tackle STEM Ed with Infographics

A group of local teachers will visit University of Colorado Boulder to learn how to use infographics in their classrooms as part of a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at increasing STEM literacy.

Harvard, Penn State Partner To Improve Spatial Thinking in Middle School Students

Researchers from Harvard, Penn State's College of Education and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have won a $1.387 million grant to develop labs designed to help middle school students understand spatial thinking in astronomy.

MIT Hosts Middle School Students for Robotics Workshop

At a recent STEM mentoring workshop hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a few dozen middle school students had the opportunity to learn about programming robots.

Acer Introduces Chromebase All-in-One Desktops

Acer is expanding its line of Chrome OS machines with two new all-in-one desktops. The Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series features two models, one with 10-point multitouch technology and one without.

Lexia Learning Launches Apple Watch App for Educators

Lexia Reading Core5 is a computer-based literacy program for preschool to grade 5.

Internet of Things Heading Toward $1.7 Trillion by 2020, Set to Rock 'IT Status Quo'

According to IT research firm International Data Corporation, IoT is expected to grow from $656 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020.

Cincinnati Public Schools Launches Bootcamps for Blended AP Courses

Cincinnati Public Schools is launching a pair of week-long boot camps in an effort to prepare students for the rigors of Advanced Placement courses ahead of an expansion of its blended AP programs.

Free Statewide E-Portfolio Program Ends

The dream that was sustaining the first free state-wide e-portfolio initiative, which heralded great promise in Minnesota, has officially died. Users received e-mail in the last week of May announcing that free e-portfolios were being discontinued and that existing users would have to pay an annual subscription fee of $10 to keep their accounts active.

Wearables Bulk Up with Triple-Digit Gains

Wearables have seen their eighth straight quarter of growth.

Instructure Launches Data Optimization Service

Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, has released Canvas Data, a hosted data service for K-12 and higher education that enables them to analyze online teaching and learning activity.

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