K-12 Technology News

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Joyce Foundation Commits $4 Million for Career Pathways

Four communities in the Great Lakes Region and three other national leaders in college and career pathways will receive the grants.

Private School Turns to Tech To Manage Classroom Activities Online

A private school in Fort Worth, TX with 167 students in grades preK-8 has adopted a new Internet management tool to keep students on task.

Research University Offers Scholarships to Gamers, Building 'eSports' Gaming Arena for Live Streaming of Gaming Competitions

Think gaming is a meaningless pursuit? Think again. One major research university is now offering academic scholarships to top gamers in the hopes of luring them to campus to compete on its gaming team. The university is also building an "eSports arena," webcasting studio and League of Legends arena for its gamer students.

ClassDojo Launches School-Wide Features

ClassDojo, a communication platform for sharing classroom moments with parents and students, now allows school leaders to create online sharing communities for their whole school.

4 New Companies Added to SchoolMessenger Ecosystem

West Corp.'s Education Group has added four educational technology companies to its SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Program for education technology providers, which lets companies highlight their products and services within West's free single sign-on communication's platform.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts Resource Marketplace for Educators, Ed Tech Providers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched a beta version of HMH Marketplace, a new online service designed to allow educators, developers and technology companies to share resources and classroom tools with an education audience.

Shelton PS Turns to Virtualization To Deliver Google, Windows-Based Apps

Shelton Public Schools in Connecticut has implemented Google Chromebox computers and 600 Chromebooks so staff and students can access Google Apps for Education and Windows-based applications through a virtual desktop interface.

Shmoop Debuts ACT Prep Suite

Digital education publisher Shmoop has launched a suite of products designed to help students prepare for the ACT exams.

PaGamO Debuts Free Gamification Platform for Teachers

BoniO is making a beta version of its social gaming platform, PaGamO, available for free to teachers in the United States.

New Digital Tool Helps Teachers Locate STEAM-Related Materials

The NGSS Explorer is designed to help educators locate materials aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

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