K-12 Technology News
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Teachers completed a 10-day intensive summer program, led by the University of Wyoming, that taught project-based STEM.
For the second year in a row, Nevada is experiencing serious problems with the online standardized tests given to thousands of public school students. The state is again threatening legal action against the company it paid millions of dollars to administer the tests and return the scores, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
GitHub, a popular web-based repository of software source code and other computer files, has launched a new community forum for teachers and students who use GitHub in the classroom.
A new initiative to test out competency-based learning for training middle and high school teachers in science and math has shown enough mastery to gain the "informal" approval of the state where it's located.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Booktrack, a reading technology platform that synchronizes movie-style soundtracks of music and ambient audio — with no spoken words — to e-books and audiobooks, is partnering with Microsoft to get its products in front of more students and teachers than ever before.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is expanding its popular STEM Scouts pilot program to seven new councils this fall.
The governor’s 2016 Coding Tour seeks to encourage high school students to take computer science classes in the upcoming school year.
Key Digital, which manufactures technology for HDTV, has introduced three new HDMI switchers that can enhance the use of campus-wide video distribution and digital signage.
Primavera Online High School has won retroactive approval from the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), allowing student athletes who have taken Primavera courses to begin establishing eligibility to play college sports.
Microsoft has added a couple of new features to its Office 365 Education portfolio of products for students and teachers.