K-12 Technology News

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Bonsai Lab Debuts 3D Printer with Voice Navigation

Bonsai Lab has launched a new 3D printer, the FabPod, featuring voice navigation and designed for use in STEM education.

Minnesota District Picks New, Cheaper SIS

A school district south of Minnesota's Twin Cities will save $33,000 a year with a new student information system.

Newest Version of MOOC on Blended Learning Opens in February

The University of Central Florida and Educause will partner in the fourth version of a massive open online course on blended learning.

PBL Global and MassiveU Offer Online Project Based Learning PD Course

Thom Markham, CEO of PBL Global and author of the book, "Project Based Learning — Expert Tools for Innovation and Inquiry for K-12 Educators," has launched a new online professional development course, "Introduction to Project-Based Learning," on the MassiveU education technology platform.

SchoolMessenger Passport Adds Enhanced Catalog Feature

SchoolMessenger, a school community engagement platform, has added an enhanced catalog feature to its single sign-on product, Passport.

Gale, CyberScience 3D Unveil Interactive Science Learning Programs

Three new Web-based reference products that cover science topics are now available with optional interactive 3D models.

Google Taps Lenovo To Build Phone Running Project Tango

This summer we can expect to see the first mobile device engineered to run apps on Google's Project Tango, and it has education possibilities written all over it.

Struggling Students Motivate Districts To Add Online Blended Learning

Most schools providing online or blended learning programs rely on their own district budgets for funding, according to a new survey from Fuel Education.

Online Report Cards Rate Teacher Prep Programs

In the state of Texas the University of Houston got an A for its elementary and secondary education programs, while Texas A&M received a C+ for secondary education, and Wayland Baptist University earned Fs across the board. These grades, along with 2,300 others, were issued on a new online resource that ranks the teacher education programs run by American colleges and universities. The site was developed by the National Council on Teacher Quality, a research and policy organization focused on improving the teaching profession.

ED Opens Competition for ELL Professional Development Grants

The United States Department of Education is tackling professional development of teachers and others working with English language learners.

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