K-12 Technology News

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Casio Adds High-Res, Touchscreen LCD Display Graphic Calculator to PRIZM Lineup

Math teachers and others who are attending the National Council of Supervisors in Mathematics (NCSM) annual conference April 3-5 or the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual conference April 5-8 can see Casio's new fx-CG500 graphic calculator in action.

CoSN Survey: Mobile Learning Top Priority for K–12 IT Leaders

Mobile learning is the top priority for K–12 IT leaders, according to the fifth annual K–12 IT Leadership Survey published by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). It’s the first time mobile learning ranked as the highest priority in the survey.

World's First Fully Interactive Coding Studio for Kids to Launch in Chicago

A trio of tech entrepreneurs have launched Codeverse, the world’s first “hackable” classroom, studio and vertically integrated technology platform designed to teach children ages 6 to 12 the skill of coding. The studio is scheduled to open in Chicago in July.

Lightspeed Systems Upgrades Web Filter for Schools with New Features

Texas-based ed tech company Lightspeed Systems has released Web Filter 3: Longhorn, a new version of its content filter for schools. The upgrade offers new features to facilitate user identification, activity reporting and safe web browsing, as well as hundreds of other enhancements.

Report: AI and Cognitive Systems Spending to Hit $12.5 Billion Worldwide This Year

The United States is expected to spend the most of any country on these two systems in 2017 — $9.7 billion, according to a report from the International Data Corporation.

Virtual Schools to Grow 12.8% per Year Through 2021

The virtual schools market in North America is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.82 percent during the period 2017-2021, according to a new report.

Blackbaud Acquires AcademicWorks

AcademicWorks, a scholarship management company for K–12, higher education, foundations and grant-making institutions, has been acquired by Blackbaud, a cloud software company powering social causes.

San Francisco High Schoolers Tap AR to Tackle Environmental Issues

In the city that has been leading the fight to slow climate change, students will soon spend class time using an augmented reality (AR) game to figure out how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Edgenuity Offers New Online Courses for CA High School Students

Edgenuity, a provider of K–12 online and blended learning, is offering California high school students innovative new courses, including a state-required contemporary health course and a suite of electives that have earned “a-g” approval.

Virtual Reality Science 'Books' to Align with NGSS

Each VR "book" incorporates virtual field trips, interactive games and learning activities, a "theater" experience, a teacher demo of an experiment and access to online assessments.

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