K-12 Technology News

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NASA's Kennedy Space Center Launches VR Experiences, Headset

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has launched a suite of official virtual reality (VR) experiences, as well as a new, custom-designed Space Visor mobile virtual reality headset.

Chemistry, Physics Digital Textbooks Receive Approval in South Carolina

The South Carolina State Board of Education yesterday announced the approval of digital textbooks from Discovery Education for statewide use as a core instructional resources in chemistry and physics classes.

CompTIA Partners with FUSE at Northwestern U to Expand STEAM Education in 21 Schools

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is partnering with the FUSE program at Northwestern University to expand STEAM learning for middle and high school students around the country. CompTIA’s NextUp initiative is designed to interest teens in tech careers through partnerships and mentorships.

Pennsylvania Launches Pinterest of Educational Resources

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today launched a Pinterest page of K–12 educational resources, in an effort to reach more students, families and educators across the state.

Texas School Adopts Wireless Sensors for STEM Ed

The British International School of Houston (BISH), a private pre-K–12 school in Texas, has purchased wireless sensors and dynamic carts from PASCO Scientific for its science classes in grades 6–12.

Louisiana School District Boosts Student Learning and Cuts Costs Using MobyMax Curricula

Louisiana’s Caddo Parish School District in Shreveport achieved record-breaking results in the 2015-16 school year by using MobyMax to streamline its response to intervention (RTI) plans, according to a news release and the curricula company’s website.

Panopto Releases Newest Version of Video Platform, Includes New Quizzing Tool

Panopto is today releasing the latest edition of its enterprise video platform. The release, Panopto 5.3, continues the platform’s focus on interactive video with the introduction of a new quizzing tool.

Ford Funds Creation of Electric Vehicle Summer Camp

The program will become part of a summer camp run by Kettering University, a Flint-based institution that offers programs in engineering, mathematics, business and science.

Carmaker Backs Middle and High School Robotics

The charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has awarded $226,000 in grants to 57 robotics teams and programs to help students in those schools cover some of the costs of participating in robotics competitions.

Google Updates Classroom With New Tools for Differentiation, Analytics

Google has updated its learning management system, Google Classroom, with new features for differentiated instruction, management of student work and analytics.

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