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Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Georgia College Kicking Off Robotics Program for Middle Schoolers

Georgia students in grades 5 through 8 will have the chance to compete in an upcoming robotics challenge, under a new program just launched by Georgia Highlands College (GHC).

Project-Based Learning: 'Promising but Not Proven,' Researchers Say

Does a focus on exploring real-world problems and challenges help students learn more effectively? That's the question posed in a working paper from research non-profit MRDC, which undertook a literature review on the topic of project-based learning (PBL) — 17 years after the last such review.

Girl Scouts Launches Initiative to Put 2.5 Million girls through STEM Programs by 2025

The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has launched a national initiative designed to help close the gender gap in STEM education and employment over the next eight years. The organization aims to raise $70 million put 2.5 million girls through their STEM programs by 2025.

Chromebooks or Smartphones? 1-to-1 or BYOD? Why Not Both?

As many high schoolers are using their personal devices in class as school-issued Chromebooks. According to new data released this fall, more than half — 58 percent — reported using their personal devices in the classroom for school-related activities; a similar percentage (56 percent) are using school-issued Chromebooks.

Long Island Schools Bring STEM to Life Through Amusement Park Rides

More than 2,200 Long Island middle school students recently rode amusement park rides to get a better handle on STEM concepts.

Teaching Tolerance Offers K-12 Digital Literacy Lessons

An organization focused on reducing prejudice and supporting equitable school experiences for all students is pointing educators to a set of resources that will help them teach digital literacy in their schools.

Report: Tablets Decline in 3rd Quarter

Increased demand for smartphones, a lengthening replacement cycle for tablets and an improving position for traditional PCs has left tablets in a tough position.

New Tech Can Cut 3D Printing Time in Half

The software can be used on consumer 3D printers and even a variety of large industrial-grade printers, and the algorithm can be integrated with printer firmware in the future.

Gates Foundation Pumping $1.7 Billion into Ed Programs over Next 5 Years

Over the next five years the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation expects to invest almost $1.7 billion for K-12 education. Most of that funding will be targeted at four areas.

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