K-12 Technology News

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Watch a Demo of BrightLink 735fi with GoBoard Collaborative Software: Ed Tech Chat from ISTE Live 2022

Epson Product Manager Tom Piche at ISTE Live 2022 gave THE Journal readers a quick demo of Epson’s BrightLink 735fi interactive display with BrightLink GoBoard collaborative software that makes the whiteboard’s interactive content also interactive in real-time on students’ devices.

Turnitin Draft Coach Adds Support for Microsoft Word on the Web

At the ISTELive 22 conference, taking place in New Orleans this week, Turnitin announced that its Turnitin Draft Coach now integrates with Microsoft Word on the Web. It was previously available only for Google Docs.

McGraw Hill, Verizon Launch Free Augmented Reality App for K–12

McGraw Hill and Verizon this week launched a new, free app for K–12 to bring augmented reality to the classroom.

Learning Without Tears Launches K–3 Supplemental Phonics Program

Education developer Learning Without Tears has launched Phonics, Reading, and Me, a supplemental reading program for students in grades K–3. The news was announced today at the ISTELive 22 conference taking place this week in New Orleans.

Pear Deck to Offer EiE-Developed STEM Lessons

Pear Deck has announced a collaboration with EiE to offer STEM-focused lessons for K–12. The news was announced today at the ISTELive 22 conference taking place this week in New Orleans.

Eduverse Debuts as Education-Themed Metaverse Experience for K–12

Ed tech developer Avantis Education has launched a new education platform designed to bring a "safe and secure" metaverse experience to classrooms. The news was announced today at the ISTELive 22 conference taking place this week in New Orleans.

STEM Fields are Top Choice for Gen Z Students, New NSHSS Survey Shows

Results from a survey of over 11,000 U.S. high school and college students, conducted by the National Society of High School Scholars in February and early March, offer insights into Gen Z’s career choices and show that a majority of respondents are planning for future jobs in STEM fields.

New Aperture Education Feature Incorporates SEL Assessment Data with Harmony SEL Curriculum

Aperture Education has launched a new tool to help districts incorporate SEL assessment data in their classroom usage of Aperture’s Harmony SEL curriculum, the company said today.

Vector Solutions Adds New Topics to its Student Safety and Wellness Training Course Library

School safety training provider Vector Solutions has introduced new online student courses on safety topics such as trauma awareness, dating violence, human trafficking, and more, the company said in a news release.

University Teams with Littera on High-Impact Tutoring for Every Michigan School District

Every K–12 school district in Michigan now has access to research-based, high-impact tutoring, thanks to a new partnership between the Grand Valley State University NextEd Co-Lab and Littera Education.

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