K-12 Technology News
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Lenovo has updated its LanSchool Classroom Management tool with expanded Chromebook support and other improvements.
Mojo Networks, a provider of secure cloud-managed Wi-Fi for the K-12 education market, has introduced a new network authentication tool designed to make it easier for school IT administrators to control Wi-Fi device connections.
A UC Irvine research project may be the first of its kind to attempt to measure the impact and feasibility of the use of robots to bring homebound students into the classroom when they can't be there physically.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Shelby County Schools in Tennessee will start using Ed-Fi this school year, providing teachers with instant access to students records.
The nationwide shutdown of ITT Technical Institute also caused the company’s public charter schools to close, leaving students and parents unhappily scrambling to figure out what to do next. ITT Tech operated two Early Career Academy charter schools in Tempe, AZ and Troy, MI.
Texas Instruments has introduced a new learning tool designed to help students learn more about coding and engineering design.
A free website that provides K-12 resources for students to learn about the political process has just added new tools designed to help them explore the role of the Electoral College and other aspects of this year's presidential election.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Discovery Education is offering three new virtual field trips to educators around the world, at no cost.
Apple is donating various apple products to approximately 4,500 teachers and more than 50,00 students as part of a promise to help students acquire coding skills. The company is also launching a new program for teachers to learn to use the Apple products.
Vernier Software & Technology will reprise its free, hands-on workshops for classroom teachers this fall to help them incorporate the company's data-collection technology into their teaching.