K-12 Technology News

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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.

Global Smartphone Market Posts Second-Highest Quarter in History

Worldwide, vendors shipped 337.2 million smartphones in the second quarter of this year, an 11.6 percent increase over the same period last year and the second-highest total in history, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

Texas A&M To Look into Neuroscience of Learning

A new lab at Texas A&M University is studying the science of the mind and how it learns.

Valley Christian High School Deploys Digital Signage

Valley Christian High School in Chandler, AZ has implemented a new digital signage system campus-wide to improve communication with students.

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