K-12 Technology News
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Administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the academy is designed to help improve the confidence of teachers with students in grades 5-8 as they science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.
Finally, something the current White House and its previous residents can agree on: the need to invest in STEM education. President Trump this week issued a memo to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, encouraging her to divert $200 million from her agency's annual budget to grant programs that support "high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Powerlite 685W Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display for SMART offers integration with the SMART Extended Control Panel and a 1,280 x 800 image resolution. Users can wirelessly share content between the big screen and individual devices, and up to four students can simultaneously share content from Chrome, Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices with Epson's iProjection tool.
Expert shopping advisors and product recommendations will be the use case to see the fastest growth throughout the period, at 96.6 percent CAGR, with public safety and emergency response close behind at 96.2 percent and intelligent processing automation holding the third spot at 69.2 percent CAGR.
The newest version, Camtasia 9.1 for Windows and 3.1 for Mac, adds a screen recording app for iOS 11 and an app, also for iOS 11, that allows users to put overlay effects on specified parts of a static image.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) has released a new paper designed to help school and district personnel understand how to respond to law enforcement requests for student information.
The California State Assembly has passed Assembly Joint Resolution 7, a measure pressing the federal government to support net neutrality.
Academic achievement is highly over-rated — at least to many Americans. The U.S. public would like to see their education dollars to go into programs that support career preparation and soft skills while giving a thumbs-down to vouchers and standardized testing.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
NetSupport has updated its IT asset management solution to work with a wider array of operating systems, to better manage users and more.