K-12 Technology News
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Oracle and AOL are committing more than $3 million to promote and support technological efforts by girls in the United States and around the world. The commitments are part of a broader Let Girls Learn initiative, which is receiving $20 million in new pledges, according to an announcement made this week by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Led by their professors, a team of undergraduate students at Duke University is working on a project designed to enhance professional development for North Carolina elementary school teachers whose students lack essential English language skills.
Shortly, the National PTA will be cranking up a STEM initiative first announced last fall.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a webinar Tuesday, June 21 designed to look into promising state policies designed to enable and scale personalized learning.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments is expanding its database of science method and practice demonstration videos for high school and higher education with the launch of its first Clinical Skills collection.
Students at schools participating in the Texas TexQuest program will soon have access to more than 200 additional e-books.
Global smartphone sales will continue to grow, but not in the double digits anymore, according to market research firm Gartner. Smartphone sales are expected to grow 7 percent worldwide in 2016 and reach 1.5 billion units. That is significantly down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015, but it’s still substantial growth.
JoomlaLMS — a learning management system built around the open source Joomla CMS — is now available as an Android compatible mobile app. An iOS compatible version should be available within a week, the company said in a statement.
Brainly, a multinational social learning network for students and educators, has acquired OpenStudy, a similar, Atlanta-based, peer-to-peer study help platform. The combined companies are anticipated to offer students advanced online learning tools, for both inside the classroom and out.