K-12 Technology News

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IXL Learning Adds Adaptive Spanish Curriculum

IXL Spanish is designed to inspire real-life communication by integrating cultural lessons with language learning. After reading a text about physical education in Mexico, for example, students answer questions about what it's like to attend school in the other country.

7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay)

A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.

Bandwidth Optimization Leading Reason for Software-Defined WAN Adoption

An IDC survey found that bandwidth optimization (36 percent), consistent application security (31 percent), integration with existing WANs (28 percent) and improved automation and self-provisioning (28 percent) were the most common reasons enterprises are considering SD-WAN adoptions.

Newington Public Schools Outfits Bus as Mobile Tech Lab

Newington Public Schools has outfitted a bus to turn it into a mobile technology lab ready to host lessons in basic computing applications, robotics and 3D printing.

Research: Preschool Teachers Are Uncomfortable with Science, Teach It Rarely

Preschool teachers in the United States are not as comfortable with science as they are literacy, according to researchers at Michigan State University.

NSTA, Northrop Grumman Launch Third Round of Teacher STEM Academy

Administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the academy is designed to help improve the confidence of teachers with students in grades 5-8 as they science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.

Curriki Launches Real-Time Math Assessments for Students in Grades 8-12

Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the quizzes are designed for students in grades 8-12 and allow users to see instantly which problems they've answered incorrectly to help them understand what concepts they may need to spend more time with.

White House Memo on STEM Ed Followed Up by Corporate Commitments

Finally, something the current White House and its previous residents can agree on: the need to invest in STEM education. President Trump this week issued a memo to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, encouraging her to divert $200 million from her agency's annual budget to grant programs that support "high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education."

Epson Launches New Ultra-Short-Throw for Use with Smart Boards

The Powerlite 685W Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display for SMART offers integration with the SMART Extended Control Panel and a 1,280 x 800 image resolution. Users can wirelessly share content between the big screen and individual devices, and up to four students can simultaneously share content from Chrome, Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices with Epson's iProjection tool.

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