K-12 Technology News

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iNACOL To Host Webinar on Data and Personalized Learning

The International Association for K-2 Online Learning will host a free Teacher Talk webinar focused on using technology and data to improve instruction and personalize learning for each student.

Responsive Classroom Launches PD Courses for Middle School Teachers

Center for Responsive Schools has expanded its professional development courses to include middle school educators.

Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Debuts Grant, Scholarship Programs

The newly formed Foundation for Blended and Online Learning has released information on its grant, scholarship and research programs.

BloomBoard Intros Curated Collections with Micro-Credentials

BloomBoard, a professional development platform for educators, has launched a new site that combines curated collections of learning resources with micro-credentials.

Stanford's PERTS Adds Private Partner To Spread Growth Mindset

Stanford University's Project for Education research That Scales has partnered with ClassDojo in an effort to bring "growth mindset" to millions of students across the country.

Survey: Teachers Say Tech Distractions More Concerning than Privacy, Security

Most teachers in the United States are more worried about the potential for technology in the classroom to distract students than they are about privacy and security, according to a new survey from Instructure. Respondents also said, however, that they are optimistic about technology's potential to improve learning outcomes, increase access to education and boost the efficiency with which it's delivered.

Panasonic Debuts Laser Projector for Education Market

Panasonic has introduced a new laser phosphor projector that officials believe will be most suitable for mid-sized classrooms with about 50 students.

Thacher School Goes Solar with Help from Senior Class

California's Thacher School is installing a 676,139-watt solar power system, thanks to the school's senior class gift and additional funding from a foundation.

Georgia Schools Win Grants for Blended Learning Infrastructure

Forty-eight local education authorities in Georgia have won more than $8.2 million through the state's Connections for Classrooms grant program.

Microsoft Buys Edu Edition of Minecraft, Releases OneNote Classroom Tool

There's been a twist in the fate of the education edition of Minecraft. Microsoft has acquired MinecraftEdu from TeacherGaming and announced that it would be offering a more expanded set of features.

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