K-12 Technology News

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Think Through Learning Adds High School Geometry to Software/Math Tutoring Combo

Education technology company Think Through Learning has added geometry to its high school line of Think Through Math software.

Georgia Pushes High Schoolers into Career Path Planning

High school students in the state of Georgia will test out a program that combines what subjects they do well in, what their interests are, and what kinds of jobs fit that intersection to help them find an academic or job direction.

Cornell Receives Grant for K-12 'Classroom in a Test Tube'

The Advancing Secondary Science Education with Tetrahymena program at Cornell University has received a five-year, $1.25 million Science Education Partnership Award grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Odysseyware Adds Custom Course Builder and Search Functionality

The custom course builder has been redesigned to allow educators to identify and organize the building blocks of a course so they can personalize the learning experience for each student.

Crowdsourced Report Ranks Blackboard as Top LMS

According to a new report from G2 Crowd, an independent software review platform that ranks products based on user reviews and publicly available vendor data, Blackboard's learning management system scored the highest in both customer satisfaction and market presence.

Stanford Ed Tech Students To Showcase Apps for Learning

Students in the Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education will present their master's projects at the LDT Expo taking place on July 31 at the university.

NC Middle School Sets Bar for K-12 Energy Efficiency

A LEED-certified middle school in North Carolina that opened in 2013 has gone public with one aspect of its approach to energy efficiency.

New Program Rallies Low-Income Students To Compete in STEM Competitions

To win science research competitions, which often herald college studies and careers in STEM disciplines, students first need to enter. But low-income students may lack the support they need to participate in those activities.

NVBots Releases New Lesson Plans for 3D Printing in the Classroom

NVBots has launched a new set of lesson plans, available through the NVLibrary, featuring 3D printable components.

Report: State Policies Create Barriers to Early Childhood Charter Schools

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia have legislation that allows charter schools as well as state-funded preschool programs, and 32 of those jurisdictions have at least one charter school serving preschoolers, but state policies present a barrier to charter preschools in many jurisdictions, according to a new report from The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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