K-12 Technology News
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The generic e-learning course market is projected to grow by 8 percent per year over the next four years, driven primarily by growth in general purpose learning applications, cost-effectiveness of generic e-learning courses and increased adoption of mobile learning.
An additional 14 elementary schools and five middle schools will began a digital language-learning program this year.
Boxlight today unveiled its ProColor Series 1 interactive flat panel displays. These displays include Android OS, offering an instant digital whiteboard plus integrated browser.
This year's Paradigm Challenge has launched with an invitation to students aged four years to 18 to use their STEM skills to solve real-world problems and share in more than $200,000 in prizes and grants.
Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow contest, with $2 million in prizes up for grabs, will stop accepting entries this Wednesday.
The United States Department of Education's Office of Inspector General has found in a recent report that the department’s overall information technology security is “not generally effective” in meeting several federal requirements.
EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based ed tech nonprofit, has launched the full version of its Compare & Connect K–12, an online tool that helps school district technology directors and superintendents view and compare broadband services and bandwidth information for school districts across the country.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is seeking public comment on the first draft of its refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers. More than 600 individuals from around the world have provided insight into the contents of this initial draft and, by the time the second draft is released in early 2017, ISTE anticipates that thousands more will have participated in the process.
Mobile Beacon, an organization that connects nonprofits, schools and libraries to the internet, has chosen Chelsea District Library in Chelsea, MI and Bartram High School in Philadelphia, PA as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant for educators. These grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots and free, mobile, unlimited 4G internet access for one year to each organization.
More than 3 million students using the Math Techbook from Discovery Education will now have a chance to apply their knowledge of professional basketball to solving math problems, thanks to a new multi-year partnership with the NBA.