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New Jersey high school hands out Samsung Chromebooks

After the installation of a $45,000 wireless infrastructure, Marist High School in New Jersey gave each student a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. Now, by accessing the school's network through their laptop, students can take notes, read textbooks, and study for tests online.

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Change Agents: The Menlo App Academy wants kids to code

Matt Dillabough and Max Colbert, the two 14-year-olds behind the Menlo App Academy, have a mission to teach the USA to code. And that could fill a growing need for U.S. employers.

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San Mateo district petitions for a project-learning-based high school

A petition was filed with the San Mateo Union High School District Thursday for a new high school focused on design and hands-on projects while retaining traditional learning.

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York, Pa. School of Technology opens new tech lab

Sixteen racks of new computer routers and servers turned on for students at the York County School of Technology in Pennsylvania on Monday afternoon. The Cisco Network Academy lab is available at a growing number of Pennsylvania tech schools.

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Financial glitches slow digital makeover effort for Utah schools

Students are powering on MacBook Air laptops and Skyping with teachers at Kaysville charter school Career Path High. The new technology is partially funded by a state program that awards a tech overhaul to selected schools. But as digital projectors at Career Path High glow, students at other winning schools are still waiting for their promised devices.

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K12 video games grow up

Designers are creating elaborate graphics and engrossing plots to engage students in lessons. This evolution, designers say, is key to engaging students in the learning embedded in this new wave of games that educators are using in and outside class to augment curriculum.

Students work with U.S. Air Force to solve real-world STEM problems

Developing small robotic helicopters that can navigate rooms on their own is a task usually left to engineering experts. But now, students seeking hands-on STEM experience can work with U.S. Air Force experts on this and other real military projects, including rescue technology and GPS satellites.

New technology helps identify football concussions

New helmet sensors are helping high school football coaches identify students at risk for concussion by recording the severity each time a player is hit in the head during a game.

Zombies invade STEM in new online program

Zombies will be feeding the minds of STEM students using a new program created by Texas Instruments that blends science and math concepts with popular television shows and movies. The “STEM Behind Hollywood” program provides free teaching materials that also feature forensics, space, and superheroes.

2013 Missouri CTO Clinic

November 7, 2013

St. Louis, Mo.

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