K-12 Technology News
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Dremel, a manufacturer of tools and printers, has donated 70 3D printers to 35 schools and universities nationwide in its #LearnMakeGive contest. Selected through public voting, the winning designs reflect the creativity and ingenuity of 3D-printed ideas that give back to schools and communities. Each institution will receive two Dremel Idea Builder 3D printers and filament.
ClassTag, a free parent engagement app for teachers and schools, is unveiling a pilot launch of its Marketplace feature to boost schools’ funding. The announcement is being made at this week’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, FL.
Follett, a company that produces software to help schools manage their library and media collections, has launched a new portal to simplify how people get support, learn about updates and find out what kids are reading.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Follett, a provider of education technology, print and digital services, has become a premiere distributor for Dremel 3D printers for the K–12 school market, Follett announced Tuesday.
The top reasons that students take the virtual route for school tend to fall into a few specific categories, which haven't changed in the two decades since online options first surfaced. A new report issued by the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning looks as what has influenced the pace of growth among students choosing to attend blended and online schools, as well as the number of such programs introduced or adopted by "traditional" districts.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Minecraft Education Edition this week hit version 1.0, adding several new features to the school-focused version of the world building game.
Nureva Inc., a Calgary, Canada-based collaboration solutions company, is unveiling three new products at this year’s FETC conference in Orlando, FL.
Califone International, an educational audio equipment company, is releasing updates to its PA11 and PowerPro PA920 systems. Califone is exhibiting at FETC this week in booth 1635.
Google is releasing two new Chromebooks for the education market that aim to be more versatile and practical for the everyday student.
The provider of visual collaboration solutions, has introduced a line of IFPs that come with free collaboration software and offer AVer wireless document camera integration.