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Strategies & Insights for Technology Leaders in K-12 8/24/2017

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  • Amazon Writing Tool Taps AI to Help Students Become Better Writers

    Amazon has introduced a new online writing curriculum for grades 4-6 that incorporates natural language processing technology for features like the Writing Coach, which delivers immediate feedback to students. The tool aims to make writing relevant and engaging for students, without compromising the writing process.


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  • Researchers Develop Methods to Detect Hacking of 3D Printers

    These are attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, such as healthcare, transportation, robotics, aviation and space, according to new research from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology who have found three way to detect cyberattacks on 3D printers.

  • FCC Auction to Fill in Rural Broadband Gaps

    The Connect America Fund Phase II auction (otherwise known as "Auction 903") will award up to $198 million annually for 10 years to service providers that commit to offer deliver 10 Mbps-caliber voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas.

  • Prologic Updates TEAMS with New Dashboards, Improved Organization

    Prologic Technology Systems has unveiled TEAMS 2.0, the newest version of its education administration management platform, with new dashboards, improved navigation and more.

  • Dept. of Defense Youth STEM Program to Explore Next-Generation Technologies

    Now in its 15th year since its nationwide expansion in 2002, DoD STARBASE will introduce augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT) concepts into its curriculum. Program participants will soon be able to use ThingWorx Studio, a solution that transforms IoT applications into immersive AR experiences.

  • Google and 4-H to Establish Coding Program in 22 States

    The goal is to equip today’s learners with skills needed for careers that use computer science, since research estimates there will only be 400,000 qualified job candidates for more than 1.4 million open tech jobs in 2020.

  • Maryland School District Wraps Up Major Solar Upgrade

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools, which first began its green initiatives back in 2013, enlisted Standard Solar to introduce a 1.4 MW ground solar mount array capable of producing 1,971 MW/h of electricity each year.


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