K12 Headlines

5/8/2013

5/8/2013

This school year, students from P.J. Jacobs Junior High School in Stevens Point, Wis., joined 335 students who are part of MySciLife, using technology to literally "live" as a science concept—such as trying to be a cell, a rock, or an animal—and interact with other students from 15 classrooms in seven states across the United States.

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The Flatiron School, launched last year, is teaming up with Skillcrush, a New York-based digital literacy start-up, to offer a two-week intensive program for high school students hoping to hone their developer chops.

5/8/2013

The NMC is pleased to announce the interim results of the 2013 Horizon.K12 Project, as presented at the 2013 CoSN Conference in San Diego. The Horizon.K12 Advisory Board voted for the top 12 emerging technologies as well as the top 10 trends and challenges they believe will have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in global K12 education over the next five years.

5/8/2013

Digital currency company Bitcoin has been generating buzz—some would say hype—for a while; in the last few months there’s been talk about Bitcoin ATMs, bubbles, ecosystems, miners, and more. But no one has addressed something about Bitcoin that seems obvious in hindsight: What about its effects on teaching kids to count? How will a generation of kids that grows up on Bitcoin, or some future iteration of digital currency that eventually becomes the norm, learn math?

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By all rights, Wendy Chaves' Algebra II class should be a zoo. Yet Chaves has never felt more effective. Why? Her 48 students are all on laptops, working through lessons in Compass Learning, Virtual Nerd and Revolution Prep that Chaves has assigned. "The kids," she says, "are engaged."

5/8/2013

Amber Chalmers, fifth grade science teacher at Rolling Hills Elementary, has been appointed to serve on the State Review Panel for Proclamation 2014, where she will review and evaluate instructional materials submitted for the November 2013 adoption by the State Board of Education, including science, math and technology applications.

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David Miller, who is completing his second year as assistant principal at Monett (Mo.) High School, was named as the new director of the Scott Regional Technology Center, also in Monett, succeeding Russ Moreland.

5/8/2013

Administrators at the Monterey County Office of Education are putting the finishing touches on the $1.5 million remodeling of its Blanco Circle offices in Salinas that will house the new Millennium charter school. Set to start classes in August, Millennium has 116 students enrolled—58 freshmen and 58 sophomores—and its principal.

5/8/2013

Officials of the Pennsville (N.J.) School District introduced a policy recently that sets up parameters for staff using social networking sites while working within the district. The policy outlines security and appropriate procedures for using district technology resources.

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June 8-14, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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June 10-12, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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June 17-20, 2013

Hot Springs, Ark.

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June 23-25, 2013

Washington, D.C.

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September 24-27, 2013

Chicago, Ill.

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To ensure students thrive in a technology-rich world, the Le Sueur-Henderson school district has put over 400 iPads in the hands of STEM and middle school students. Next up: BYOD for high school students.

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