K-12 Technology News

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Classcraft Quests Turns Lesson Plans into Games

Quests lays a teacher's existing lesson plan over a fantasy world that students traverse by completing assignments, or quests. Completing each task, which may be an assignment, discussion, in-class activity or something else, unlocks the next.

Elementary School Taps Texas A&M Students for STEM Fair

For the event, TAMU students set up booths around the school covering topics such as petroleum engineering, biology and entomology.

Credit Card Company Charges Forward on STEM for Girls

Mastercard's Girls4Tech sessions bring female role models together with female students to talk about career options and try out STEM activities.

California Colleges Dumping Test Scores, Adopting GPA to Define College Readiness

Some state legislators were listening last year when a report from Education Northwest encouraged the use of grade point averages and school work in helping to determine how "college-ready" prospective students were.

Philly High School Adds Research Course to Combine STEM, Writing

George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science has ditched the curriculum to help younger students begin thinking like scientists.

Educator MOOC Adds Micro-Credentials on Personalized Learning

Each micro-credential starts with an overview of a construct or idea in personalized learning supported by research to help educators gain a deeper understanding of its importance in the learning process.

Epson Debuts 9 New Classroom Projectors

The projectors use the company's 3LCD technology to provide greater color brightness and feature long-life lamps that can last up to 12,000 hours on Eco mode.

U Missouri Turns Collaboration Setup into Anti-Bullying Tool for Schools

The technology in a new collaboration space at the University of Missouri College of Education is allowing faculty and college students to reach out remotely to the state's schools to help combat bullying.

Teachers and Researchers Team Up to Teach NGSS-Style Science

The idea is to allow students to become practicing scientists by setting up scenarios that let them explore the natural world.

Report: Device Shipments to See Largest Growth Since 2015

Despite a common misconception that the world runs on smartphones instead of PCs, a recent online end-user survey conducted by Gartner suggests that people rely on traditional computers as much as they do phones.

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