K-12 Technology News
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Online and blended learning programs can increase course options for students in rural areas and have the potential to transform face-to-face instruction, as long as state-level supports are in place, including professional development opportunities for teachers and related training for pre-service teachers, according to a new report from the New York State Online Learning Advisory Council.
New Matter will give away 300 3D printers to schools over the next three months in conjunction with the widespread release of its plug-and-play 3D printing systems.
Lego Education has launched Lego Education WeDo 2.0, a robot-based learning system for elementary school STEM classrooms.
Klaxoon, a new interactive training solutions development company, has launched its cross-device learning platform that is designed to support customized online, interactive learning activities on any smartphone, tablet or laptop without installing software on the client device.
Where do you go after you leave a high-profile position in the Obama administration? Back home. That's where United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan headed at the end of the year when he returned to Chicago. And now, so is Richard Culatta, who is stepping down as director of the Office of Educational Technology within the same federal agency.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Mahopac Central School District will take advantage of the New York State Smart Schools Bond Act to boost Internet access and buy Chromebooks.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has developed a public learning assessments database and a catalog of learning assessments to provide policymakers and education leaders with specific kinds of information about how different countries measure learning, what data they gather through assessments and how they use the data.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Modules that can be purchased separately will turn the new ThinkPad X1 into a laptop, projector or 3D camera.
The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children has gone public with its recent renovation of a section of the Lourdesmont School, which it bought in 2011.
NEC Display Solutions has introduced two new displays that allow users to control as many as six displays at once.