K-12 Technology News

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Kid Science Advisors Talk STEM at White House

At the White House earlier this month, select K–12 students offered their best advice for improving STEM education in the United States.

National Organization Serves 1 Million Students in Urban School Districts

Currently, 48 of 70 school districts in the Council of the Great City Schools are utilizing the i-Ready program from Curriculum Associates.

Samueli Academy Virtualizes CAD Software for Student Chromebooks

Samueli Academy, a public charter high school in California, has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology to let students access computer-aided design software from their Chromebooks.

Follett Challenge Seeks Unique Learning Programs

Follett is looking for K–12 schools and districts with outstanding technology programs to enter the 6th annual Follett Challenge for a chance to win $200,000 in products and services.

Pearson Pilots Mixed Reality Educational Resources

Pearson is developing and piloting mixed reality content for use in secondary and postsecondary schools.

Pearson Realize Integrates OpenEd OER

Teachers using Pearson Realize, a learning management system (LMS) for K-12, can now access open educational resources from OpenEd through the LMS.

U.S. Ed Department Launches Free Online Tool to Rapidly Evaluate Ed Tech Products

The United States Education Department’s Office of Educational Technology is unveiling a new online tool, the Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluation (RCE) Coach, that’s designed to rapidly evaluate ed tech products and help educators decide whether a product or tool is worth their money.

15 High School Teams Awarded $10K for Inventions

A program administered by MIT’s School of Engineering and the Lemelson Foundation has selected 15 teams of high schoolers to receive InvenTeam grants for their projects that offer solutions to real-world problems.

Triseum Unveils 3D Game That Teaches Calculus

A Texas-based education gaming company founded through the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University unveiled a new game focused on calculus at Educause 2016.

Coalition Launches Campaign Aimed at State Lawmakers to Promote K–12 Digital Citizenship

A national coalition of groups oriented toward children and media launched a new campaign Friday to encourage state lawmakers to promote digital citizenship in schools.

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