K-12 Technology News

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Teacher Burnout Top Concern Among Fellow Educators

A national survey found that the majority of educators (71%) are worried about teacher burnout during the 2022-2023 school year, even though most (66%) are optimistic about the new year.

YouScience Acquires NC3T, Expanding Its College and Career Readiness Solutions

Aptitude assessment and CTE solutions provider YouScience has acquired the National Center for College and Career Transitions, or NC3T, expanding YouScience’s ability to help K–12 students find and prepare for the career and college options that best fit their interests and abilities, according to a news release.

UltiMaker Launches New MakerBot SKETCH Large 3D Printer for the Classroom

3D printer manufacturer UltiMaker has introduced a larger model of its popular education-specific MakerBot 3D printer using the SKETCH platform, the company said, noting that the new MakerBot SKETCH Large 3D printer has “more 3D printing power” than the standard SKETCH printer and enables educators and students to turn their ideas and designs into reality on a larger scale.

Aspen SIS Integrates with Google Classroom

Follett today announced its Aspen Student Information System now integrates with Google Classroom. The integration allows educators who use Google Classroom to export grades to Aspen SIS for report cards and transcripts, among other uses.

Research: Administrators Grapple with Morale; Teachers More Open to Student Autonomy

Project Tomorrow presented findings from its latest SpeakUp Survey in a briefing to Congress today. SpeakUp is the largest research project focusing on education technology, averaging well over 300,000 participants each year since its launch. The latest research captured changes in attitudes and priorities from administrators, teachers, and students.

Apple Expands Community Education Initiative to Over 600 Communities

Launched in 2019, Apple’s Community Education Initiative (CEI) has been expanded to 150 partners in 600 communities in 99 countries and regions, and all 50 states, the company announced. CEI provides access to coding, creativity, and job opportunities to students of all ages and from all backgrounds, with special focus on communities that are traditionally underrepresented in technology.

Kahoot Announces New Investment Partner General Atlantic

Global learning and engagement platform Kahoot! has announced a new investor, global growth equity firm General Atlantic, to support an upcoming expansion of its offerings. With the new investor buying prior funding source SoftBank Group’s full 15% shares in the company, Kahoot! Is poised to accelerate into new customer markets, a product roadmap and new commercialization, the company said.

Mosyle Opens Public Beta of its OneK12 Six-in-One IT Solution for Schools Using Apple Devices

Apple-specific MDM and security provider Mosyle has made available to all K–12 schools a “long trial” of its new Apple Unified Platform device management and security solution for educational institutions called OneK12, which integrates device management, content filtering, endpoint security, single sign-on, application management, and classroom management.

Schools to Social Media: Dedicate Verification/Reporting Processes to Distinguish Legitimate School Accounts

In a survey of school communication and technology professionals, more than half reported several social media platforms have no dedicated account verification and reporting processes for accounts owned by federally recognized preK–12 or K–12 schools. This lack has burdened the schools with having to challenge fake-official and mock accounts and get their own legitimate accounts verified, wasting time and resources, and sometimes failing to prevail.

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.

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