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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.


Summer Institute Teaches Engineering to Cincinnati STEM Educators

Cincinnati area teachers are getting a heavy dose of STEM to pump up their math and science teaching methods in a multi-year program run by a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Cincinnati.

Odysseyware Converts Courses to HTML5

Odysseyware has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5 to make them accessible via any mobile device.

NetRef Offers Students Internet Security at School and at Home

The Internet management tool was developed by a group of concerned parents who are also experienced technologists with a combined 40 years of experience designing end-to-end network security systems for large public- and private-sector organizations.

Learning Upgrade Offers New Common Core Math Course

Learning Upgrade 8 uses videos and songs to help students in eighth grade master every Common Core math standard.

Xyleme Creates Cloud Bookstore iPad App for Lessons

Xyleme, a company that lets educators create and distribute digital lessons, is adding a new custom branded digital textbook app for iPad and Android.

myON Gives Students Special Access to New James Patterson Book

The digital literacy platform will be releasing exclusive access to author and literacy advocate James Patterson's latest book to encourage student reading over the summer.

ScratchJr Takes Coding into K-2

Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.

Blackboard To Add Blended Schools Network Resources

Sibling's Blended Schools Network has joined the Blackboard Partnerships program to make all of its courses, lessons and units available through Blackboard's teaching and learning environment.

Extron Unveils New Lecture Capture Processor

Extron Electronics has released the SMP 351, an H.264 streaming media processor for lecture capture and distribution.

Remind Updates Classroom Communication App

Remind has updated its free eponymous communication app to allow teachers to connect it with their mobile address book and students and parents to store all their messages in one location.

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