K-12 Technology News

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Teachers Increasingly Rely on Crowdfunding for Classroom Resources

New data reveals that teachers are turning to crowdfunding websites, such as GoFundMe and DonorsChoose, to fill the funding gap and obtain classroom supplies.

Basic Wearables Soar While Smart Wearables Stall in Second Quarter

Shipments of wearable devices reached 22.5 million in the second quarter of 2016, according to the International Data Corporation’s recent Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report.

Teachstone, Sesame Workshop Partner on Personalized PD Series

Teachstone and Sesame Workshop have partnered to launch a new professional development series on myTeachstone, a service that combines classroom observation and personalized professional development.

Mars Bus Rolls Into Bay Area

With Generation Beyond's Mars Bus, students can take a virtual reality tour of Mars.

Samsung Recalls Millions of Galaxy Note 7s Over Fire Issue

Samsung is recalling millions of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging. The South Korean company is also halting sales of the new device around the world.

Destination Imagination Launches Annual Challenge Program

The school year-long competition is intended to supply students from kindergarten to university level with skills to survive in the 21st century economy and workforce.

Report: Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace

Safe social media use is the No. 1 cybersecurity challenge for employees, according to the latest report from Wombat Security Technologies on security awareness issues in enterprise organizations.

Louisiana School District Benefits from E-Rate Discount

A Louisiana school district that used to restrict access to the internet because its service wasn’t strong enough is now completely online and preparing for an ambitious 1-to-1 initiative by 2020, thanks to federal E-rate funds.

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.

TeacherPlanBook Launches, Offers Educators Ability to Collaborate Online

TeacherPlanBook has recently launched, aiming to replace the antiquated paper scheduler with a modern-day tool that allows educators to collaborate online.

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