K-12 Technology News

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Teachers Say Tech Makes Learning More Fun, Students Say it Helps Them Learn

A recent survey conducted by Quizlet, an online learning tool provider, finds that most teachers say technology makes learning more fun, while students say it helps them learn.

Steelcase Education Offers $65,000 Classroom Redesign

The company's 2017 Active Learning Center Grant launches today.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Grading in Competency Ed

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar exploring assessment and grading in competency-based education.

FIRST Grants to Increase Access to Quality STEM Experiences

An organization that emphasizes diversity and inclusion in STEM has launched a new grant program to provide funding, training and program implementation support for up to 15 underserved communities in the United States and Canada.

Digital Promise Offers Free Framework for Tech Pilot Programs

Education leaders and technology developers looking to introduce pilot programs can now consult a step-by-step framework developed by Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization working to accelerate innovation in education.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Updates Social Studies Curricula with Virtual Field Trips

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has unveiled HMH Social Studies 2018, a collection of social studies curricula for students in grades 6 through 12.

Edupoint Launches Online Peer-to-Peer Community for Educators

Edupoint Educational Systems has launched Synergy Community, a new online meeting place designed to offer educators peer-to-peer support.

Iowa District to Use $54K Google Grant for VR Hardware

Council Bluffs Community School District has received a $54,500 grant from Google to purchase 28 virtual reality kits with 15 headsets each, in an effort to boost student engagement and diversify instruction.

Study: U.S. Fourth and Eighth Graders Score Higher in Math and Science

American fourth and eighth graders are scoring better in math than they did in 1995, according to a new study released Tuesday. The results from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), issued by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), also show some improvements over time in science among fourth and eighth graders.

Western Governors U Washington Partners with Ed Services District on Professional Development

Western Governors University Washington is partnering with Capital Region Educational Service District 113 in an effort to improve access to continuing education to the district's employees.

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