K-12 Technology News
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At a recent workshop hosted by public and private leaders in tech, diverse groups of high school students in Atlanta, GA practiced their coding skills and gained first-hand experience building and programming microcontrollers.
Follett, a provider of education technology, services and content, this week is rolling out a new tool, Collections by Destiny, which will allow librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across a district, schools or between users.
Pai Technology, a Chinese ed tech company with a Santa Monica, CA office, introduced at the ISTE 2017 conference its newest product, Augie, a robot that teaches kids to code and combines that with augmented reality.
NEC has updated its line of MultiSync E Series displays with new text-to-speech functionality and more.
StudySync has launched Unit Creator, a new tool designed to help teachers create new English language arts units for students in grades 6 to 12 from scratch.
Newsela, an instructional content platform, has announced three new features to be released in the fall of 2017.
zSpace, a Silicon Valley-based mixed reality education company, unveiled at ISTE new additions to its career and technology education (CTE) applications. The interactive GTA Virtual Automotive Training courses use zSpace’s mixed reality environment to give students hands-on experience with all the essentials of auto mechanics.
VR Learn currently offers more than 500 content modules in biology, chemistry, physics and math. The company expects to bring the number of available modules to 700 by mid-2017 and 1,100 by the end of the year.
EPS Instruction and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, has unveiled new editions of Wordly Wise for the 2017-2018 school year. Wordly Wise 3000 4th Edition is the print version of the vocabulary instruction program, and Wordly Wise i3000 is the digital version.
School Specialty has recently added new resources to its Sportime featuring SPARK line of physical education equipment and curriculum. The new resources include the SPARK Inclusive PE Guidebook, Sportime Inclusive PE Starter Pack, Inclusive PE Specialty Workshop and Project IGNITE! online resources.