K-12 Technology News
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California’s largest STEM symposium starts Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center. About 3,000 educators and advocates of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are expected during the fourth annual California STEM Symposium, which runs Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Knox Middle School of San Diego Unified School District has received a $5,000 Barona Education Grant to develop an "innovative robotics program."
The New York Department of Education announced that the city has partnered with its three library systems, Google and Sprint to distribute 5,000 free WiFi hotspots to public school students and families without home Internet access.
Researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University have received a grant worth nearly $5 million from the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation for the first phase of a five year study on the effects of the Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning.
Six California school districts have selected a platform to help them aggregate and analyze data in their efforts to implement California's Local Control and Accountability Plan.
The United States Department of Education has awarded CommonLit, a technology nonprofit that delivers free literacy resources and progress tracking tools for students and teachers, to develop its software and content.
Nineteen more schools have joined Digital Promise's League of Innovative Schools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Competency-based education may be reaching a tipping point in New England, where more than half of school districts are currently in the process of planning or implementing this approach to teaching and learning, according to a new report from CompetencyWorks, a project of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
A recent study found that while content-focused professional development in math helped teachers improve their knowledge and the richness of their instruction, it did nothing for student achievement.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.