K-12 Technology News
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The LEGO MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge connects LEGO robots to the Amazon Alexa Gadgets Toolkit and tasks contest participants to create voice-powered experiences.
The company’s Wireless Intelligence Platform uses artificial intelligence identify potential WiFi connection threats and actionable steps to optimize performance.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced a $1.2 million grant to automatically fund nearly 700 professional development projects posted by teachers on DonorsChoose.
The user-generated consumer learning platform now allows students to scan their notes with their phones and create custom study sets.
CrisisGo’s Student Threat Assessment Manager is designed to help threat assessment teams manage investigations and coordinate support.
Glimpse K12’s Assessment Correlation Engine provides administrators with an inside look into how student grades reflect achievement achievement.
The Jefferson Education Exchange is working with LearnPlatform to develop a platform where teachers can share information on how they are using education technology products in their classrooms.
While the majority of teachers think technology is a priority to boost student engagement, a recent survey finds that teachers lack training or learning materials needed to implement technology solutions effectively in their classrooms.
Upcoming funding opportunities for schools
Microsoft and Dell Technologies are working together to encourage girls to become interested in STEM through an after-school pilot program.