K-12 Technology News
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The National Science Foundation is awarding up to 18 multi-year grants for efforts that promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in PK–12 schools. The awards this year are expected to total $10 million to $20 million, with individual awards ranging from $400,000 to $2 million apiece.
The city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts have expanded their respective free college programs and teamed up to encourage eligible students to take advantage of the "bridge" they want to build between high school and college completion.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Two nonprofits in the education business have joined forces. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has merged with CoderDojo.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The total number of devices connected to IP networks is projected to be three times the global population by 2021. Internet of things (IoT) technologies specifically are expected to represent more than half of the total 27.1 billion devices and connections.
Curriki, an online platform of K–12 open educational resources (OER) used by 13 million users worldwide, wants to expands its collection of 629 free educational resources in Spanish and has opened a call for Spanish-language teaching materials.
L. Robert Furman urges educators to break the cycle of wash, dry, rinse, repeat. The Pennsylvania principal will present at three sessions during the ISTE conference later this month.
The founder and operator of a K–12 Cyber Incident Map is sharing some lessons he has learned after collecting data over the past 17 months on cyber incidents at United States schools. Doug Levin, president of Ed Tech Strategies, says that as K–12 schools increase their use and reliance on digital tools and services, the number of cyber incidents has also been on the rise — exponentially so.
The Association of Public Land-grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities have awarded 12 public universities $50,000 each in Collaborative Opportunity Grants to scale up existing partnerships with public and private community stakeholders.
Two nonprofit organizations dedicated to safeguarding students' personal information recently relaunched the FERPA|Sherpa website, an online hub of education privacy resources that initially launched in 2014.