Despite the proliferation of language learning apps such as Babbel and Duolingo, these new tech products do not seem to be helping young students who struggle to learn English. At least, that’s the finding in a recent article published by EdSurge, which covers technology in education in K–12 and colleges and universities.
The second largest and fastest-growing school district in Kansas, Olathe Public Schools (OPS), has recently deployed an enterprise-grade WiFi solution to support a 1-to-1 initiative for its more than 29,000 students and 4,000 staff across more than 50 schools.
The PreK–12 professional learning, or development, market is estimated at $5.3 billion through 2020-2021, according to a recent report by market research firm Research and Markets.
University partnerships offer benefits for K–12, especially for STEM and STEAM programs — and not just in the ways you might expect. From expertise and mentoring to hands-on experiences and career exposure, the positive results of working with higher ed faculty impact students and K–12 educators alike.
The free Geek Squad Academy program from Best Buy has served more than 26,000 students over the last 10 years and will train an additional 8,500 underserved teens this year in 3D design, computer science, robotics, digital music and film production, and other tech trends that could be used in their future careers.
A new app that helps young children learn Mandarin has launched today in the United States. “Miao Mi” features more than 500 videos, including award-winning children’s programs from Asia, and games that reinforce language learning.
New location-aware “knowledge injections” on the cloud-based EON Reality Augmented Virtual Reality platform provide contextual knowledge in real time, helping users to facilitate a manufacturing, maintenance, repair or operation procedure, and more.
Schoology is rolling out enhanced question types to its learning management system, in an effort to give educators more flexibility to assess and impact individual student progress.
NASA and Texas Instruments (TI) today launched “The Search for STEMnauts,” a virtual scavenger hunt designed to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Each week for the next six weeks, students in sixth through 12th grade will be challenged to solve space-related puzzles for a chance to unlock virtual reward points.
San Antonio Independent School District will be opening a hi-tech high school this fall — the first in a network of industry-led, career-themed schools.