K-12 Technology News
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The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is marketed to the education community with curriculum options and model kits.
Schools may want to examine whether race- and ethnicity-based admissions preference policies should give way to "poverty preference." If they did, the outcome could be as much or more diversity than is currently being achieved. That's the message from a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that examines high-achieving, low-income student representation within "selective" institutions.''
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District has been named a National Reference Site by Scientific Learning for its use of the company's Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant blended learning programs.
IQ Onsite, a company that provides mobile tools for constituent relationship management, has launched Campus Ping, a communication tool for educational institutions, with two new pilot programs.
zSpace will partner with a PC customizer to produce computers that can handle the demands of virtual reality.
Bonsai Lab has launched a new 3D printer, the FabPod, featuring voice navigation and designed for use in STEM education.
A school district south of Minnesota's Twin Cities will save $33,000 a year with a new student information system.
The University of Central Florida and Educause will partner in the fourth version of a massive open online course on blended learning.
Thom Markham, CEO of PBL Global and author of the book, "Project Based Learning — Expert Tools for Innovation and Inquiry for K-12 Educators," has launched a new online professional development course, "Introduction to Project-Based Learning," on the MassiveU education technology platform.
SchoolMessenger, a school community engagement platform, has added an enhanced catalog feature to its single sign-on product, Passport.