K-12 Technology News
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Tinkerine, a manufacturer of 3D printers, has launched a pilot program for schools featuring lectures, workshops and special events focused on 3D printing.
Code School, a company that provides learning resources for aspiring coders, has launched a free app for iOS devices.
Thirty-five states and Puerto Rico have applied for grants to help build or expand preschool programs in high-need communities with the goal of increasing the number of 4-year-olds who are well prepared to start school.
KIPP Columbus, a Columbus, OH charter school, has received a $3 million donation to help build a science center and provide science, technology, engineering and math training for teachers.
A team of researchers at universities in Florida and the Netherlands may have developed a new kind of optical fiber that can transmit data at more than 20 times current top speeds.
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District has beefed up the wireless network at Mountain View High School to cope with a 560 percent increase in network usage following the deployment of more than 2,000 Chromebooks.
Districts that place orders through authorized Califone dealers by Nov. 21 will have their headphones, earbuds and headsets ship from Califone as early as March 3, 2015.
- By Christopher Piehler
As the literacy requirements of the Common Core State Standards seep into education and the voluntary Next Generation Science Standards gain traction in the classroom, an initiative undertaken by an Iowa professor is helping teachers rethink how they teach the subject 15 years later.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Benchmark Education, a provider of literacy tools, is offering free professional development for more than 2,000 early childhood teachers in New York City.
Global shipments of 3D printers will more than double next year to reach 217,350 units, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.