K-12 Technology News

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts Resource Marketplace for Educators, Ed Tech Providers

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 PS Turns to Virtualization To Deliver Google, Windows-Based Apps

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.

Shmoop Debuts ACT Prep Suite

Digital education publisher Shmoop has launched a suite of products designed to help students prepare for the ACT exams.

PaGamO Debuts Free Gamification Platform for Teachers

BoniO is making a beta version of its social gaming platform, PaGamO, available for free to teachers in the United States.

New Digital Tool Helps Teachers Locate STEAM-Related Materials

The NGSS Explorer is designed to help educators locate materials aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Merit Launches Free High School Accounts To Highlight College Success of Former Students

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.

NASA Awards $10 Million Grant to Develop Digital Science Courseware

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.

Oculus Rift VR Sets Begin Shipping

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."

Oakland Schools Technical Campus Wins 3D Printer

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.

Rochester Institute of Tech Holds STEM Camps for Students with Hearing Disabilities

The Rochester Institute of Technology will host week-long summer camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math for students entering grades 7-9.

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