K-12 Technology News
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Two nonprofit organizations dedicated to safeguarding students' personal information recently relaunched the FERPA|Sherpa website, an online hub of education privacy resources that initially launched in 2014.
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, recently appointed Dr. Christine Anne Royce as the president-elect for the organization.
According to the latest device tracker from International Data Corporation, United States-based Apple and China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi have edged out the wearables leader Fitbit.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Ed tech company D2L has announced plans to release a major upgrade for its learning management system that is intended to span all of K-12. Aside from its adoption within higher ed, Brightspace traditionally has found a home in high schools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The upcoming app features characters from Sesame Street and leverages IBM Watson’s natural language processing and other cognitive technologies to help young children learn to spell and improve their literacy skills.
Wonder Workshop’s Dash robot is now programmable with Apple’s Swift coding language thanks to new lessons available in the latest version of the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad.
Florida private schools participating in either the Florida Tax Credit or the Gardiner Scholarship Program can now use a math and reading assessment system from Curriculum Associates to meet program requirements.
Jennie Magiera will deliver the Tuesday keynote speech during the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this month. THE Journal caught up with Magiera and asked her about her approaches to education, technology, and bringing power back to the pupil.
Discovery Education Monday revealed it has introduced several new digital assets and more are coming soon to the company’s Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Techbook offerings. The digital solutions will feature more interactive, 360-degree experiences and other dynamic content.