K-12 Technology News

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Robotics Contest to Award $100,000 in Amazon Gift Cards, LEGO Robotics Kits

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Voice Challenge connects LEGO robots to the Amazon Alexa Gadgets Toolkit and tasks contest participants to create voice-powered experiences.

Wyebot Launches WiFi Network Solution Platform

The company’s Wireless Intelligence Platform uses artificial intelligence identify potential WiFi connection threats and actionable steps to optimize performance.

Grant Program to Fund Professional Development Projects

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.

Quizlet Adds Smart Content Scanning Tool

The user-generated consumer learning platform now allows students to scan their notes with their phones and create custom study sets.

School Safety Provider Intros Threat Assessment Management Tool

CrisisGo’s Student Threat Assessment Manager is designed to help threat assessment teams manage investigations and coordinate support.

Student Spending Platform Launches Academic Progress Tool

Glimpse K12’s Assessment Correlation Engine provides administrators with an inside look into how student grades reflect achievement achievement.

Grant to Fund Ed Tech Implementation Sharing Prototype

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.

Survey: More Teacher Training Needed for Ed Tech Tools

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.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of October 14, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Girls Who Game Program Provides Access to STEM Opportunities

Microsoft and Dell Technologies are working together to encourage girls to become interested in STEM through an after-school pilot program.

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