K-12 Technology News

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The Possibilities for VR to Transport Students Appeal to Teachers

In a recent survey more than 9 in 10 teachers (93 percent) said they believe the use of VR would "excite" their students, and 8 in 10 (83 percent) say it might improve learning outcomes.

Vernier Produces Free Collection of STEM-Focused Resources for Teachers

The Oregon-based software company released a number of free resources, including support tools like in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more.

Enhanced Discovery Education Science Techbook Supports STEM Instruction

The digital solution includes significant enhancements that support phenomena-driven learning and STEM instruction, as well as professional development opportunities for educators.

Amazon Jumps into Digital Ed Resource Business; Starts with OER

Amazon has expanded its footing in the education arena with a new service that allows teachers to search for, curate, share, review and access digital resources for use in the classroom.

ISTE Works with Microsoft to Help Schools Adopt Technology for Learning

The International Society for Technology in Education and Microsoft are teaming up on several programs intended to help schools and educators prepare for the use of technology in education.

Dell Launches 3 Interactive Display Products and Collaboration Software

Dell has introduced three new interactive display products and new classroom collaboration software.

'Flipped' Pioneer Launches Global Initiative to Spread the Practice

When chemistry teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams first began recording videos of their lectures and having students watch them before they came into science class, little did they know they'd be starting a new instructional practice that has become known around the world as "flipping" the class. Now Bergmann has launched an international organization dedicated to the topic.

3D Printer Maker, PD Provider Partner on Training, Microbadging

The PD Learning Network, which provides online professional development to K-12 educators, is partnering with 3D printer maker Dremel to provide both training and certification of completion to teachers who want to become proficient in the technology.

Skyward Unveils New Mobile App

Skyward, which supplies administrative software to school districts, has introduced four significant improvements to its mobile app.

Blackboard Partners with Dreamit to Speed Ed Tech Startups

Two companies focused on education technology are teaming up to help kickstart more new companies into the category.

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