K-12 Technology News

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Vernier Launches $1,000 Grant Program to K–12 and College Educators

Vernier Science Education has announced a new grant to give 10 K–12 or college educators funds this year to promote STEM literacy. Those awarded will receive their choice of $1,000 worth of Vernier technology, an annual license for Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro, and three hours of virtual professional development.

Department of Education Opens 2 Grant Applications for Mental Health Services Providers

The United States Department of Education (ED) has announced the opening of two grant applications for fiscal year 2022, one for mental health service providers (MHSPs), and one

Video: How YouScience's Aptitude Assessments Help Educators and Students Match Their Strengths with Course Selections and Career Paths

Aptitude assessments are helpful both at the upper levels of curriculum decision-making and at the granular level with students. Educators and guidance counselors can see the gaps in so-called “career exposure” — for example where students have innate talents or aptitudes but no career interest indicates they may need more information about career possibilities — and the assessments help schools better tailor courses and programs in high school to the career paths that students show talents in and wish to explore as a possible future job.

Samsung Raises Prize Pool for 2023 Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung Electronics has announced its 13th annual Solve for Tomorrow $2 million contest to teachers of U.S. public school students in grades 6–12. The contest encourages teachers to submit ideas on how their students can help their communities by problem-solving with the help of classroom technology and other supplies. Application deadline is Nov. 2, 2022.

New California Law Requires Schools to Report All Cyberattacks Impacting 500 or More

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into a law a new requirement for K–12 schools in that state to report any cyberattack impacting more than 500 pupils or personnel, becoming the first in the nation to require disclosure even if a data breach has not occurred.

New Jotform Sign Software Aims to Help Schools Digitize Paper Forms

Aiming to help K–12 schools digitize their paper-based processes, online form-building provider Jotform has launched a lite version of its enterprise software called Jotform Sign with a no-cost starter plan and 50% discount offer for educational institutions that subscribe to paid plans, the company said in a news release.

National Education Equity Lab Expanding No-Cost College Algebra Course to Any Title I School in Spring 2023

Khan Academy and the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab today announced the expansion of its pilot program to allow high school students in historically underserved communities to take college-level Algebra I and earn college credit from Howard University at no cost, the organizations said.

MIND Research Debuts InsightMath Neuroscience-Based Program

MIND Research Institute, creators 25 years ago of ST Math, a neuroscience-based preK–8 math learning program, announced this week the debut of its new program, InsightMath, a core elementary math curriculum.

How Aptitude Assessments Provide Data-Driven Direction to Educators and Help Students See Brighter Futures

Aptitude assessments are helpful both at the upper levels of curriculum decision-making and at the granular level with students. Educators and guidance counselors can see the gaps in so-called “career exposure” — for example where students have innate talents or aptitudes but no career interest indicates they may need more information about career possibilities — and the assessments help schools better tailor courses and programs in high school to the career paths that students show talents in and wish to explore as a possible future job.

Rave Mobile Safety to Provide Anonymous Tip App to All Oklahoma Public and Charter Schools

Rave Mobile Safety, which provides safety communication solutions to education and industry, announced it has partnered with all Oklahoma public and charter schools to provide its AppArmor anonymous tip program made possible by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The Oklahoma School Safety Institute and Oklahoma School Division made the decision to use the program for the remainder of the grant period until the end of 2023.

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