K-12 Technology News
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More than 46,000 students worldwide are expected to build robots and STEM skills during the FIRST Tech Challenge, “Velocity Vortex,” which kicked off Sept. 10 and continues through 2017.
A Pennsylvania State University research project is exploring the possibility of using 3D printing and interactive technology to teach middle school students about the human brain.
A five-year study from George Washington University, George Mason University and SRI International found 14 traits that exemplary STEM high schools have in common.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an online tool that calculates the cost of college under the presidential candidate’s higher education plans.
Securly is coming out with a free tool that detects cyberbullying and self-harm messages in Google Email.
Lenovo has updated its LanSchool Classroom Management tool with expanded Chromebook support and other improvements.
Mojo Networks, a provider of secure cloud-managed Wi-Fi for the K-12 education market, has introduced a new network authentication tool designed to make it easier for school IT administrators to control Wi-Fi device connections.
A UC Irvine research project may be the first of its kind to attempt to measure the impact and feasibility of the use of robots to bring homebound students into the classroom when they can't be there physically.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Shelby County Schools in Tennessee will start using Ed-Fi this school year, providing teachers with instant access to students records.
The nationwide shutdown of ITT Technical Institute also caused the company’s public charter schools to close, leaving students and parents unhappily scrambling to figure out what to do next. ITT Tech operated two Early Career Academy charter schools in Tempe, AZ and Troy, MI.