K-12 Technology News

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Houston ISD Taps Private Partner To Supply Digital Resources for 1-to-1 Program

The Houston Independent School District has selected a curated content provider to supply resources for its PowerUp campaign, which aims to put a laptop in the hands of every single one of its 65,000 students by next year.

5 Teams To Research Civic and Political Engagement among Young People

A multi-institutional research project will examine how to measure the quality of youth civic and political engagement, whether face-to-face, in writing or online.

Christie M Series Enhanced, Portrait Mode Added

AV company Christie has upgraded a line of 3DLP projectors to add portrait mode, among other enhancements.

Participate Learning Adds Collaboration, Collection Tools for Teachers

Participate Learning, formerly called appoLearning, has introduced Collections, a new curation and collaboration tool for teachers.

Carnegie Learning Introduces New Math Instruction App for iPads

Carnegie Learning has introduced a new iPad-based application for math designed for students in grades 6-12.

Updated MakerBot Software Speeds Up 3D Printing

The latest software update from MakerBot allows users to 3D print their projects 30 percent faster, according to the company.

Education Department Wants Schools to #GoOpen

Feds are looking to require that all copyrightable educational materials funded by department grants be openly licensed and free to use.

South Carolina District Adopts Digital Curriculum for Accelerated Math

South Carolina's Darlington County School District has gone public with its use of digital curriculum in grade 8 accelerated math classes.

Schools with Advanced Science Students Get Accelerated Pathways Advice

The organization behind the Next Generation Science Standards has developed a guide to help schools compress the timeframe in which science courses can be taught.

Epson Bundles Smart Collaboration Software with BrightLink Projectors

Projector manufacturer Epson has partnered with Smart Technologies to include the latter's collaboration software, Smart Notebook, with each BrightLink interactive projector sold.