K-12 Technology News

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Lexus Launches Tenth Annual Eco Challenge

The program utilizes project-based learning to teach students about environmental issues, while competing for prizes and scholarships.

Austin ISD Launches Bus Tracking App

The WheresTheBus app lets parents know exactly where their children are when they ride the school bus home.

Wyoming and New Hampshire Teachers ‘Ramp’ Up STEM Expertise

Teachers completed a 10-day intensive summer program, led by the University of Wyoming, that taught project-based STEM.

Company Fails to Return Test Scores for 200,000 Nevada Students

For the second year in a row, Nevada is experiencing serious problems with the online standardized tests given to thousands of public school students. The state is again threatening legal action against the company it paid millions of dollars to administer the tests and return the scores, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

GitHub Education Launches Online Community

GitHub, a popular web-based repository of software source code and other computer files, has launched a new community forum for teachers and students who use GitHub in the classroom.

Competency-Based STEM Teacher Ed Program Gains State Pre-Approval

A new initiative to test out competency-based learning for training middle and high school teachers in science and math has shown enough mastery to gain the "informal" approval of the state where it's located.

Microsoft Collaborates with Booktrack to Make E-Books and Reading Platform More Accessible

Booktrack, a reading technology platform that synchronizes movie-style soundtracks of music and ambient audio — with no spoken words — to e-books and audiobooks, is partnering with Microsoft to get its products in front of more students and teachers than ever before.

Boy Scouts Expands STEM Scouts to 7 New Regions

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is expanding its popular STEM Scouts pilot program to seven new councils this fall.

Arkansas Governor Promotes Coding in School Tour

The governor’s 2016 Coding Tour seeks to encourage high school students to take computer science classes in the upcoming school year.

Key Digital Unveils New Technology to Enhance Video Distribution, Digital Signage

Key Digital, which manufactures technology for HDTV, has introduced three new HDMI switchers that can enhance the use of campus-wide video distribution and digital signage.

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