K-12 Technology News

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GrowingVoters.org Offers Free Curricula on Voting and U.S. Electoral System

A website geared toward educating elementary, middle, high school and college students about voting and the United States electoral system aims to transform young people into tomorrow’s voters, using technology and fun lessons and exercises.

Delaware Pledges to Sign Up 2,000 STEM Mentors

Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services formed a team for Million Women Mentors and set a goal of 2,000 STEM mentors pledged by 2019.

Grant Will Help Train New York Teacher Leaders

With the help of a new $500,000 grant, Teaching Matters will offer its Teacher Leadership Program over the next two years to teachers in New York City.

Santa Clara USD Deploys Cloud-Based Communications Tool

Santa Clara Unified School District in California has implemented a cloud-based communications system to help administrators, faculty and staff communicate and collaborate with each other.

Shmoop Debuts Daily Lesson Plans for Elementary Teachers

Digital publisher Shmoop has released daily lesson plans for elementary school teachers in English, social studies and science, with math coming soon.

Camtasia Adds 'Professional-Grade' Video Features

Video creation platform Camtasia has been updated with new features designed to enable instructors to make their videos more professional looking.

Device Shipments to Decline for Second Consecutive Year

Global device shipments, including PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones, will decline by 3 percent this year, marking the second consecutive year of negative growth, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Sprint Initiative Aims to Close Homework Gap for 1 Million Students

Sprint’s new initiative, 1Million Project, will provide wireless devices to 1 million high school students nationwide, in an effort to close the homework gap for students.

Boeing Grants Aim to Beef up STEM Ed in Washington

Three Washington state universities have been the recent recipients of new grants from Boeing for STEM initiatives.

Microsoft Unveils 5 MOOCs on K–12 Digital Pedagogy and Leadership

Microsoft’s education team is sponsoring five new online courses designed to help guide K–12 principals, headmasters, superintendents and school leaders through the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

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