K-12 Technology News

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DQC Urges States to Use Data to Improve Teacher Prep

While states have all kinds of requirements laying out how teachers should be prepared for the classroom, they don’t often give back information on how those teachers do in the classroom that could lead to improvements in their educator preparation programs.

Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too

Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots to learn.

Google and 4-H to Establish Coding Program in 22 States

The goal is to equip today’s learners with skills needed for careers that use computer science, since research estimates there will only be 400,000 qualified job candidates for more than 1.4 million open tech jobs in 2020.

Google Updates Docs with New Version Control, Customizable Templates

Google has updated Google Docs, Sheets and Slides with improved version control, workflow customization and more.

Blues Guitar to Get Mod Makeover in Mobile Education Units

The blues guitar made famous in the Mississippi Delta will receive a high-tech makeover in an after-school program thought up by college students.

Triseum Opens Online Store of Education Gaming Experiences

For the online store launch, the company has released new versions of its calculus and art history games.

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021, with VR, AR, 3D printing and visual data analytics as the top four product segments.

Kettering U Lands $40,000 Grant for K-12 STEM Camps

The university will offer robotics and STEM day camps for students in grades 1-5 at Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary School in Flint, MI.

Companies Partner to Create Adaptive Personalized Student Learning Paths

A new partnership between Edmentum and Renaissance has merged online assessment and adaptive instruction solutions from both companies in an effort to help teachers deliver targeted instruction to students.

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