K-12 Technology News

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Waggle Expands Administrator Tools

Two new features added to Waggle, an adaptive learning platform, allow administrators to analyze school-wide students' progress without additional testing.

Report: Tech-Savvy K–12 Teachers Will Survive the Age of Automation

While artificial intelligence continues to automate operations across industries like accounting, law and healthcare, machines are unlikely to replace teachers any time soon, according to research from the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.

Number of International Students Studying STEM in U.S. Jumps 10 Percent

The number of international students studying STEM subjects in the United States grew 10.1 percent from November 2015 to November 2016, according to a recent study published by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency.

Cartoon Network Launches STEAM Advisory Board

Amidst Computer Science Education Week events, one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016 – and a favorite TV channel for many K–12 students – Cartoon Network has assembled an advisory board of academic and industry experts to help shape its STEAM education efforts.

WYNC Teen Radio Show Releases Audio Journalism Curriculum

Radio Rookies, a Peabody Award-winning show created by teens for teens on WYNC public radio, has released a new curriculum for teachers looking to teach audio journalists.

Grants Support Teachers Pushing Blended and Online Learning

Grants from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning are intended to help educators continue creating or expanding personalized learning programs that incorporate blended and online learning components.

Coeur d'Alene School District Selects Tech from Pasco to Help Students Achieve Scientific Literacy

Coeur d’Alene Public Schools (CDPS) in Idaho has selected wireless technology and software from ed tech company Pasco to help all students in grades 6 through 8 to achieve scientific literacy.

New Bluetooth Spec Delivers Longer Range, Faster Speed

Next year's wireless headphones, fitness trackers, glucose monitors and in-car audio traffic navigators are expected to offer a longer range, faster performance and a larger broadcast message capacity with the adoption of Bluetooth 5.

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

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