K-12 Technology News
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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is partnering with edX to offer special scholarship consideration to qualified students in grade 7 who complete a course through the massive open online course provider.
Educators have taken on standards, accountability plans and any number of reform measures in an effort to improve learning outcomes. Could the answer be as simple as sparking curiosity in students? That's the proposal offered in a whitepaper recently issued by McRel International, a nonprofit organization that works with school systems to improve student learning.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Florida Virtual School is teaming with a private partner to provide personalized learning for its students.
Pasco Scientific has introduced what the company says is the first line of wireless sensors that can be used by students in classroom experiments and connect to almost any technology platform.
Online and blended learning programs can increase course options for students in rural areas and have the potential to transform face-to-face instruction, as long as state-level supports are in place, including professional development opportunities for teachers and related training for pre-service teachers, according to a new report from the New York State Online Learning Advisory Council.
New Matter will give away 300 3D printers to schools over the next three months in conjunction with the widespread release of its plug-and-play 3D printing systems.
Lego Education has launched Lego Education WeDo 2.0, a robot-based learning system for elementary school STEM classrooms.
Klaxoon, a new interactive training solutions development company, has launched its cross-device learning platform that is designed to support customized online, interactive learning activities on any smartphone, tablet or laptop without installing software on the client device.
Where do you go after you leave a high-profile position in the Obama administration? Back home. That's where United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan headed at the end of the year when he returned to Chicago. And now, so is Richard Culatta, who is stepping down as director of the Office of Educational Technology within the same federal agency.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Mahopac Central School District will take advantage of the New York State Smart Schools Bond Act to boost Internet access and buy Chromebooks.