K-12 Technology News
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Bursari, a Florida-based electronic payment system for schools and families, is expanding nationwide starting today. The platform is designed to provide parents, students and educators with a quick and simple method to make online payments for expenses related to school.
In an effort to better prepare Central Valley students for university-level coursework, a program at the University of California, Merced is holding on-campus summer workshops for middle and high school students to gain hands-on training in STEM.
Furniture manufacturer KI has designed a classroom chair to support collaborative, project-based and student-centered learning.
Renaissance and Classworks are expanding a partnership in an effort to improve access to actionable data for educators.
Worldwide IT spending is set to increase this year, according to a pair of new forecasts.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the second largest public school district in the nation, the Los Angeles County School District (LAUSD), a grant of $3.256 million over five years to study the efficacy of online credit recovery classes for high school students.
Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Students in Kansas City will soon have a new STEM classroom inside a refurbished two-story jumbo jet.
The new partnership will allow users to access both systems with a single sign on and provide improved integration between the PowerSchool student information system and the Schoology LMS in an effort to more easily provide individualized instruction..