K-12 Technology News

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Bloomington Public Schools Adopts New SIS Following Discontinuation of Legacy System

Bloomington Public Schools has selected a new student information system following the discontinuation of its previous SIS.

Tech Ed Getting Short Shrift in President's Proposed Budget

As experts pore over the details of the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget just released by the White House, one education technology organization has already begun preparing for collateral damage related to the amount allocated to enrichment grants.

Atlantic County Schools Goes Solar at 2 Sites

The Atlantic County School District has completed installation of two solar power projects totaling 600 kilowatts.

Unplag Allows Students To Check Papers for Plagiarism

Unplag, an online plagiarism detection engine, has been updated to allow students to check their own papers ahead of the due date to make sure all their sources are properly acknowledged.

Knovation Expands Access to Resource Collection

Knovation has expanded access to its curated collection of standards-aligned digital learning resources.

iPad Shipments Plummet as Detachable Tablets Double

Shipments of Apple tablets, including iPad and iPad Pro, dropped nearly 25 percent in the last quarter of 2015, leading an overall decline in the tablet market. Meanwhile shipments of detachable tablets — devices that include removable keyboards — actually doubled in the same period.

Baltimore School Cuts Emissions, Beefs up STEM Ed with Solar Power

Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School has completed installation of a 178-kilowatt solar energy project.

Superplus Adds Gaming Features to Vocab App for Students with Special Needs

Superplus has updated its SuperSpeak vocabulary skill-building iOS app for students with special needs to include a new play feature designed to improve student engagement.

Dremel Launches 3D Printing Ecosystem

Dremel, a company generally known for manufacturing tools, has developed a STEM education program to integrate 3D printing into the classroom.

StoryBots Adds Free Videos, Activities for Whiteboards, Tablets

JibJab Bros. Studios has expanded StoryBots with StoryBots Classroom, a free resource featuring hundreds of activities, videos and books for use with tablets, laptops and interactive whiteboards, as well as StoryBots Math Skills, a new collection of math lessons and games for kindergarten students.

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