K-12 Technology News
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KidPass, a New York-based website and activity booking service, has launched a new platform — the first subscription service featuring an extensive and comprehensive directory of kids’ classes in New York City, available now to parents in all five boroughs of the city. KidPass plans to expand to five additional cities soon, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
East Central University in Oklahoma has implemented a makerspace lab in its Department of Education to teach practicing and preservice educators how to set up and facilitate a makerspace in the classroom.
The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 percent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to recent reports by tech market research firm Gartner.
CollegeFindMe has launched a new web-based platform designed to facilitate the college application and recruitment process for high school students, guidance counselors and college admissions officers.
Edmission has launched a new web app for its online personalized college admission planning service.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has launched an initiative to bring high-speed broadband and digital learning opportunities to public schools across the state.
Georgia's Fayette County Public Schools is adopting wireless sensors for use in STEM education across all 26 of its schools in an effort to encourage inquiry-based learning.
The Department of Education launched the Building STEM Teacher Leadership website, in an effort to provide practical information and planning guidance to enhance STEM programs.
Guilford County Schools in North Carolina is implementing a new app for students to track their service learning hours.
For the third year in a row, DoSomething.org and 3M are partnering on Science Sleuth, a game in which young people use SMS text messages to solve a mystery involving math and science skills.