K-12 Technology News

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Facebook, Apple, Google Executives Push STEM at Trump’s Tech Meeting

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, alongside at least a dozen other executives of major tech companies, met with Republican president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss jobs and the economy.

Texas Representative Introduces CS Curriculum Initiative

Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) yesterday announced an initiative to train middle school math teachers on how to implement coding concepts into their math classes, in an effort to build a strong pipeline of qualified STEM workers for future generations.

Massachusetts Consortium Aims to Accelerate Successful Personalized Learning Practices

The Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech (MAPLE) Consortium is a collaborative effort amongst districts and schools to identify, analyze and promote personalized learning practices that work.

Federal Arts in Education Program Seeks Input for 2017 Competition

The federal Arts in Education (AIE) Program is accepting comments from stakeholders interested in the new program until Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Please send comments by e-mail to AIEcompetition@ed.gov.

Nominations Open for 2017 ISTE Awards

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced today that nominations are open for its 2017 awards honoring exceptional educators and leaders who are leading the way to connected learning. Each year ISTE’s awards recognize individuals whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age.

Bay Area High School Girls Learn Coding Skills from Stanford CS Mentors

One student-led program at Stanford University that aims to close that gap is teaching Bay Area high school girls computer science skills in order to engage them in CS early on.

IXL Adds Recommendations System for Adaptive Learning Service

IXL's adaptive learning service has added a personalized recommendation feature that aims to guide students to resources for remediation as they work through math activities and want more practice.

Global Education Gamification Market to Grow 66.22% Through 2020

The global education gamification market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 66.22 percent from 2016 through 2020, according to a new report by Dublin-based market research firm Research and Markets.

College Board to Allow Assistive Technologies for SAT, AP and Other Tests

Beginning Jan. 1, most students who use testing accommodations at their schools through an individualized education program or a 504 plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement and other exams.

ISTE Shares Results of 2016 Board Elections

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced today the results of its 2016 election for board of directors. Newly elected to the board is Randy Hansen, professor at the University of Maryland University College, Columbia. Re-elected for a second term is Janet Zanetis, managing director at the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration in North Mankato, MN. She will continue to serve as board secretary.

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