K-12 Technology News
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Waco Independent School District (Waco, TX) has extended the amount of class time spent teaching STEM topics to its pre-K students from two minutes to an average of 36 minutes per day.
PASCO Scientific in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association has selected three teachers for their annual awards program for middle and high school educators who have implemented inquiry-based and technology-infused STEM programs at their schools.
Kickboard, an education technology company known for its flagship school culture system, has formed an Advisory Board to help guide research efforts as the company develops a total climate and culture solution for K–12.
The largest mobile STEM lab of its kind in the country will be touring Maryland schools to help drive student interests in STEM. The Mobile eXploration Lab, or MXLab for short, will deliver hands-on biology, chemistry, environmental science and other STEM experiences to high schoolers.
Code.org, the organization behind Hour to Code, will shortly pilot a new middle school/lower high school introductory computer science course that will be free when it's released. For a short time it's also taking applications for free professional development to help teachers prepare.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A new social media education platform that lets middle and high school students build e-portfolios and establish their personal brand online, has expanded into 20 states nationwide. Courses on the GoEnnounce platform cover everything from digital literacy to digital copyright to cyberbullying.
JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 2.1.0 is compatible with PHP7, is twice as fast as its previous version and features improved performance and reporting.
Schoology, a learning management system for K–12, higher education institutions and companies, is holding its fourth annual user conference to equip users with the skills and support needed to accelerate their school or institutional goals.
The Austin Independent School District is expanding a pilot program involving thousands of digital books, in an effort to personalize literacy instruction for more than 85,000 students.
A career program that trains and places United States veterans in classrooms aims to inspire middle and high school students to pursue STEM-related technologies.