K-12 Technology News
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Zagg, a Salt Lake City-based mobile device accessories company, today has introduced a wired keyboard for all Apple iOS devices with a Lightning connector.
Prodigy, a mathematics gaming company, recently made 120 examples of math word problems for students in grades 1-8 available to teachers at no cost.
The global educational toys market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 10 percent from the present to 2021, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.
Millennials say they’re watching more videos and spending more time on social media, but they are not necessarily decreasing their attention to other media. However, a recent study states that younger internet users, the so-called Generation Z (ages 13 to 17), are moving away from text-based content online, as well as television, while increasing their time with video and social media.
The no-cost program is intended to woo more women into data security.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A University of California, Irvine group of faculty members and private sector cybersecurity experts has decided to take on cyber threats by applying a multidisciplinary approach that involves technology, law and policy. One of their projects involves experts from the Anaheim Union High School District, Santa Ana Unified School District, Cypress College and others to create cybersecurity curricula for high school students, for example.
Long Cane Middle School has won a grant of more than $8,000 to launch a drone project focused on STEAM education.
School districts in Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina and other states have canceled class Aug. 21, owing to a total eclipse of the sun expected on that date across a wide swath of the United States.
The project's initial intent was to "capture the status quo" of how ed tech startups interact with their stakeholders about student data privacy practices and to identify best practices for those companies and others in the industry in formulating communications plans on privacy.
- By Dian Schaffhauser