K-12 Technology News
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched a beta version of HMH Marketplace, a new online service designed to allow educators, developers and technology companies to share resources and classroom tools with an education audience.
Shelton Public Schools in Connecticut has implemented Google Chromebox computers and 600 Chromebooks so staff and students can access Google Apps for Education and Windows-based applications through a virtual desktop interface.
Digital education publisher Shmoop has launched a suite of products designed to help students prepare for the ACT exams.
BoniO is making a beta version of its social gaming platform, PaGamO, available for free to teachers in the United States.
The NGSS Explorer is designed to help educators locate materials aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Merit, a company that provides a platform designed to showcase connections between high school, college and career, has launched free accounts for high schools in the United States.
Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration will receive the $10.18-million grant to build the next generation’s digital learning experiences.
Rift has arrived. Oculus announced in a blog that it had begun shipping its virtual reality (VR) headset first to those who invested in its idea through Kickstarter. Next, pre-ordered Rifts will ship out, starting "mid-week."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast in Pontiac, MI has been awarded an Afinia H800 3D printer to help promote student interest in the manufacturing industry and manufacturing careers.
The Rochester Institute of Technology will host week-long summer camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math for students entering grades 7-9.