K-12 Technology News

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Tennessee District Turns Bus into Mobile STEAM Lab

Tennessee's Johnson City Schools is refurbishing a school bus to be a mobile STEAM lab to provide students at eight elementary schools hands-on learning opportunities.

Stanford Pilot Project Digitizes Bone Fragments for Classroom Use

The Digital Production Group of Stanford University Libraries has launched a pilot project to produce digital 3D models of bones and other artifacts for use in research and instruction.

Most Popular Password Is 123456

Recently, researchers at security firm 4iQ reported that they'd found a database of 1.4 billion clear text credentials, an aggregate database twice as large as any other ever uncovered in the dark web. The password 123456 was found in the database 9.2 million times.

3D Printing to Grow by Double Digits Through 2021

Spending on 3D printing will reach nearly $12 billion this year, up 19.9 percent over 2017, according to a new report from International Data Corp. The United States will lead spending as it accounts for about a third, $4.1 billion, of the total this year. Western Europe will follow with about $3.5 billion, and China will take the third spot as it spends $1.5 billion.

More Colleges Backing off SAT and ACT Admissions Rule

A running tally shows that more than a thousand accredited, four-year colleges and universities now make their admissions decisions about all or many applicants without considering ACT or SAT test scores.

Proposals Sought for $500,000 to $4 Million Gates Foundation Grants

A range of organizations may qualify as intermediaries, including nonprofit school improvement organizations, charter management organizations, higher education institutions and school districts, for example.

New Online Program Offers STEM Engineering Ed Certificates

The University of St Thomas will begin offering graduate certificates in STEM engineering education online this year.

3D Printing Conference for Educators Heading to Atlanta this Fall

Educators interested in 3D printing will have a venue in October to learn more about how to use it in K-12 and higher education.

EarthEcho Launches Free Collection of STEM Resources About Water Conservation

The resources are built on a program from EarthEcho and sponsored by Northrop Grumman that brought 26 middle school teachers to Southern California last October to learn about water scarcity before helping to design and vet the new materials.

Fort Wayne Schools Taps Private Partner to Boost STEM and PBL

At the arts magnet schools, the fine arts curriculum will also be updated to include STEAM concepts related to musical and theatrical performances, design and graphic arts.

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