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Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Internet of Things, Social Media Becoming Part of E-Discovery Landscape

The days when e-discovery consisted of handing over copies of e-mails to address Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, compliance regulations or other legal obligations are over.

Students Win National 3D Design Competition for Future Missions to Mars

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation and Future Engineers, an online education platform, have chosen winners for their 3D Mars Medical Challenge: Lewis Greenstein, 18, of Seattle, and Lauren Lee, 12, of Cupertino, CA.

Three Change Agents Will Be Keynote Speakers at ISTE

Three “change agents” who have upended the status quo in their own unique ways will be the keynote speakers at the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) conference and expo in San Antonio, TX, June 25-28.

Initiative Will Train 20,000 Teachers to Introduce Computational Thinking in CS Education

A new national initiative from Discovery Education and Tata Consultancy Services will provide professional development content to more than 20,000 teachers in the United States so that they can introduce computational thinking concepts in computer science education.

All-Girl Team Takes First in Wonder League Robotics Competition

An all-girls team from Hartland, MI — the Pink Eagles — has won the grand prize for the 9–12 age group in the Wonder League Robotics Competition.

BloomBoard Adds Graduate-Level Credit to Micro-credentials

BloomBoard has partnered with four accredited universities to enable teachers who complete micro-credentials to earn graduate-level credit.

Dell Expands Thin Client Lineup With Quad-Core Wyse 3040 Model

Dell has added a new model to its entry-level thin client series that enables light multi-tasking in a highly secure, easy to manage and space-efficient design.

SparkFun Opens micro:bit Technology to American Markets

SparkFun Electronics has begun carrying the micro:bit in the United States, starting this month and shipping in early May 2017. The micro:bit — a beginner-friendly, reprogrammable microcontroller — gained popularity after the BBC gave the board to every 11- and 12-year-old student in the United Kingdom to inspire a new generation to pursue innovation in computer science.

Science and STEM Educators Win 2017 Vernier NSTA Technology Awards

Seven elementary through college-level educators have won the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards, valued at $5,500 each and sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

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