K-12 Technology News

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Battelle Debuts Active Shooter Response System

A global non-profit research and development organization has taken on the challenge of how to identify when an active shooter situation has begun and how building occupants and public safety people should respond.

Report Examines School Internet Connectivity State by State

An organization that monitors Internet connectivity to schools has reported that while 20 million additional students have been given access to high-speed Internet, a comparably high number "still don't have the speeds they need."

Texas A&M Hosts Hour of Code Event

AggieSTEM, a collaboration between the College of Education and Human Development and the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, hosted its first Hour of Code event last week.

Penn State Helps Launch Ed Tech Business Accelerator

Pennsylvania State University is teaming up with a company to create a business "accelerator" focused entirely on educational technology.

P21 Names Exemplars of 21st Century Learning

P21 has named 16 exemplars of 21st century learning.

Learning Accelerator Maps Blended Learning Process

An organization that works to help schools introduce blended learning into their instructional practices has launched a collection of Web resources dedicated to the topic, one set intended for use by district people implementing blended learning and the other for state leaders who want to make policy for enabling and encouraging blended learning in their schools.

Virtual Classroom Platform Aspires To Share Classes from Around the World

Education technology company Coolcher launched a new platform that provides a way for schools to schedule virtual courses delivered by teachers near and far.

Texas Interscholastic League Eyes Expansion of Robotics for High Schoolers

The University Interscholastic League is testing out the addition of a robotics program for high schools in the state of Texas.

High School Students Visit CSAIL at MIT for Hour of Code Event

The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) held its second annual Hour of Code event on Friday, December 11, with 150 students from local high schools participating.

Elizabeth Forward Middle School Taps Carnegie Mellon U for Interactive Energy Labs

Elizabeth Forward Middle School has teamed with Carnegie Mellon University and a private partner to develop novel interactive tools to teach students about energy.

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