K-12 Technology News

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Updated MakerBot App Turns 2D Images Into 3D-Printable Files

Designed for beginners who want to get started quickly with 3D printing, the new Shape Maker app allows users to transform sketches, photos and screen captures into files that can then be sent to a variety of MakerBot printers.

WNET Launches Free Videos for Principal PD

WNET has launched a free series of videos highlighting five key practices of exemplary principals.

Report: Cloud IT Infrastructure Set To Grow 21 Percent in 2015

Total IT cloud infrastructure spending will grow 21 percent over the course of 2015 to reach $32 billion in the United States, or about a third of all IT infrastructure spending, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

The Library of Congress Offers Grants to Support the Creation of Civics Apps

The Library will award $950,000 to one or more grantees to support the development of Web- and mobile-based applications for K-12 education. To be eligible, apps must deal with the subjects of Congress and civic participation.

NYU School of Engineering Expo Shares Research To Encourage Young STEM Students

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.

Houston Students To Meet Astronauts To Chat About Space Medicine

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 Partners with FlippedClass.com To Launch Flipped Learning PD Course

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 Updates NG Firewall

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 Launches Digital Credentialing Initiative

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 Expands Spanish Language Options

Shmoop has expanded its options for English language learners.

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