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Arkansas Spending $400K for Computer Science Program

Arkansas is spending $400,000 to offer an online program for middle school students around the state, according to the Associated Press. The program is aimed at raising interest in computer science and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Your Guide to STEM and STEAM at This Year's ISTE Conference

STEM is at the top of the menu for this year's ISTE conference and exposition, taking place in Denver June 26-29. Three keynoters will hit the topics of STEM and STEAM from quite diverse directions.

Oracle and AOL Commit $3 Million to National Let Girls Learn Initiative

Oracle and AOL are committing more than $3 million to promote and support technological efforts by girls in the United States and around the world. The commitments are part of a broader Let Girls Learn initiative, which is receiving $20 million in new pledges, according to an announcement made this week by First Lady Michelle Obama.

JoVE Adds Clinical Skills Collection to Science Demonstration Videos

The Journal of Visualized Experiments is expanding its database of science method and practice demonstration videos for high school and higher education with the launch of its first Clinical Skills collection.

3D Printer Shipments Up for Education (and Every Other Segment)

3D printing is on a growth jag. A new forecast from International Data Corp. projects that the market grew in the United States by nearly 20 percent in 2015 compared to 2014.

Texas Adds More than 200 Books to Digital Resources Program

Students at schools participating in the Texas TexQuest program will soon have access to more than 200 additional e-books.

Zaniac Debuts 3D Game Design Program

Zaniac, a science, technology, engineering and math franchise with locations in eight states, has introduced a new course designed to teach students in grades 4-8 how to develop their own video games.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to Grow at Slower Pace in 2016

Global smartphone sales will continue to grow, but not in the double digits anymore, according to market research firm Gartner. Smartphone sales are expected to grow 7 percent worldwide in 2016 and reach 1.5 billion units. That is significantly down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015, but it’s still substantial growth.

JoomlaLMS Mobile App Released

JoomlaLMS — a learning management system built around the open source Joomla CMS — is now available as an Android compatible mobile app. An iOS compatible version should be available within a week, the company said in a statement.

Brainly Acquires OpenStudy

Brainly, a multinational social learning network for students and educators, has acquired OpenStudy, a similar, Atlanta-based, peer-to-peer study help platform. The combined companies are anticipated to offer students advanced online learning tools, for both inside the classroom and out.

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