K12 Headlines

3/5/2014

3/5/2014

STEM professionals are meeting face-to-face with students to talk about their jobs virtually through connections made through Nepris. The company matches STEM professionals to K12 classrooms with interactive sessions and project mentoring using the teacher's specific session and subject requests.

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Adobe announced it is answering the challenge to bring tech education and teacher training to American schools by committing over $300 million in software and professional development to the White House’s ConnectED initiative.

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Clearly, dictating to digital natives that they “power down” in school is a huge turn-off. Yet many adults express concern that students won’t be able to learn as effectively in classrooms that are fundamentally different from their own experiences.

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One middle school in the Los Angeles USD found a budget-friendly way to give students access to high-quality education technology by purchasing MacBooks and iMacs from Mac to School, a K12 provider of refurbished Apple devices.

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Debate has begun on a Utah tech bill that currently calls for $200 million in one-time and ongoing funding. Though some lawmakers are skeptical the budget allows for that level of expense this year, a committee has voted to move the bill to the full House.

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The State Department of Education has agreed to pay roughly $48 million dollars to fund a new Cumberland County tech school. But where and how the school will be built is causing a stir in the community.

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Three districts plan to use Pennsylvania school safety grants to buy high-tech door locks that can be programmed to bar even those with access cards from entering at the wrong time. The districts also will install metal detectors as well as new computer software that can scan a driver’s license and do a quick background check on visitors.

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Apple released a slew of improvements and alterations to make deployments at enormous scales more appealing for education and enterprise customers in charge of purchasing and maintaining iPhones and iPads.

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Michael Dardaris, the principal of the new tech-focused early college high school that will open this fall at Jansen Avenue School, says he's excited about the program, which will help prepare 50 local students in ninth grade through the second year of college for high-skill jobs.

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A group of STEM students at a Queens, N.Y., high school have developed innovative mobile apps to help the hearing impaired, including a smartphone that vibrates to alert a person of possible danger and an app warning parents that their child has left a safe area. The apps are available in the Googe Play store.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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You can't just place students in front of digital content and expect them to succeed. This poor practice is what I call "Disjoined Blended Learning." One of the first things we must realize in any implementation of blended learning is the fundamental, essential role of the teacher.

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Too often, technology is put into teachers' hands without any proper explanation. If teachers are not embracing ed tech, it doesn't necessarily mean they are scared of the digital age, but rather just doesn't know how to use the tools found working their way into the classroom.

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The school populations of Nevada and Arizona are expected to increase by 20 percent in the next decade—but these states also are in the bottom 10 on the list of per-pupil spending.

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