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Ohio high school uses drone simulations for course

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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$200 million school tech plan abandoned in Utah budget

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.

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Illinois school tech director moves to new district

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.

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Net Texts introduces mobile website and Common Core state standards search tool

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.

Baltimore County board approves $205 million tech contract

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.

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Isygames adds "The Amazing Digestive Journey" app to science series

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.

Over 50 new online math games released by Hooda Math

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

NCCE and myON announce strategic partnership

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.

Extron introduces a dozen new TouchLink Pro touchpanels

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.

Montana may face tech issues to administer new standardized exam

With the introduction of a new computer-based standardized exam, technology in each of Montana’s schools—remote schoolhouses and city schools alike—will also be put to the test. State and school officials have been working for more than a year to prepare for the switch.

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