K12 Headlines

3/19/2014

3/19/2014

Adam Kemp, lab director at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, was named the Star of the Month by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Last fall, Kemp’s students completed work on the TJ3Sat satellite, which was launched into orbit by NASA in November. It was the first spacecraft built by high school students to orbit the Earth.

3/19/2014

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

3/19/2014

The seven-year implementation plan to put laptops/tablets in the hands of all Baltimore County school students starting this fall cleared a hurdle when the school board approved a $205 million contract.

3/19/2014

Drone simulations are being used to spark students' interest in technology careers through a new course at a southwestern Ohio high school. Students at Springfield's Greenon High School simulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to learn technology skills that can be used in a variety of industries.

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Utah House and Senate leaders have finally come to an agreement on the over $13 billion state budget following failed negotiations on a $200 million school technology initiative proposed by House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart.

3/19/2014

As a private online collaborative environment, Chalk.com creates a school- and districtwide professional learning community, giving educators the ability to share resources, hold discussions and work together.

3/19/2014

The Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) and Capstone's myON are partnering to support educators who are integrating technology into literacy instruction. They are co-sponsoring a free trial of myON’s enhanced digital books in the four states served by NCCE: Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

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The Springfield district now has 10 times the bandwidth to support laptops and other mobile devices in its 1-to-1, paperless learning environment for more than 2,400 students across five schools.

3/19/2014

Hooda Math, a K12-targeted online math resource, has released more than 50 free, non-Flash games that are also compatible with every device.

3/19/2014

Isygames released The Amazing Digestive Journey—an interactive learning adventure game about the digestive process and how it works. The virtual journey through the human digestive system includes quizzes and simulations exploring the fundamental concepts of anatomy and physiology.

3/19/2014

Extron Electronics introduced 12 TouchLink Pro touchpanel models with faster processing, more memory and enhanced security. Five of these models are available in new 5-inch, 12-inch and 15-inch sizes.

3/19/2014

The Forest Park school board accepted the resignation of James Eichmiller, director of instructional technology. Eichmiller, who was hired in May 2013, has accepted a job as tech director for the larger Downers Grove School District 58.

3/19/2014

The Noblesville School District has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education’s Office of eLearning. The money will be used to support the district’s shift to 1-to-1 technology, including iPads for every student in one classroom in each elementary school.

3/19/2014

To give middle and high school teachers and students expanded access to digital educational content, Net Texts announced new enhancements, including a mobile website and a Common Core State Standards search function. The free Net Texts courses can be accessed using any smartphone or media player that has a mobile web browser.

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April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

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