K-12 Technology News

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4 California School Districts Create Professional Development Program for Science Teachers

Four school districts in the San Jose area are implementing a professional development program designed to help middle school science teachers gain confidence with hands-on learning experiences in science classrooms.

Middle School Girls Learn about STEM Careers at Eastern Michigan U

Eastern Michigan University recently brought girls from local middle schools to campus in an effort to inspire interest in academic and professional careers in technology as part of its "Digital Divas" program.

Coalition Aims To Provide $620 Million for Expanded Learning Opportunities for Grades 6-8

Twenty organizations focused on education have pledged to collectively donate $620 million over the course of five years to improve expanded learning opportunities for students in grades 5-8.

Time Warner Partners with i-Safe Ventures on CIPA Compliance

Time Warner Cable Business Class has partnered with i-SAFE Ventures with the goal of making it easier for E-Rate schools to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act.

New Partnership Will Provide Micro-Credentials to Teachers

BloomBoard will provide the technology platform for the micro-credentials that Digital Promise will identify and curate.

iNACOL Publishes Federal and State Policy Frameworks To Launch Annual Symposium

An organization that focuses on "student-centered learning" has issued two briefing papers to advise federal and state policymakers on areas of regulation that it believes are holding back personalized learning in K-12.

$800K Study To Test Efficacy of Digital Learning Tool

A National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers at North Carolina State University to study how digital learning programs can best benefit students.

New Action Game Focuses on Coding Skills

Kuato Studios has introduced Code Warriors, a 3D action game that calls on players to hone their coding skills.

Origo To Give Grants for Math Instruction Software

The creator of the Stepping Stones software will give districts $100,000 in a competitive process to help with their math instruction.

zSpace Updates Software with 250 New STEAM Lessons

zSpace, a company that provides virtual reality tools for education, has expanded its software offerings.