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Pa. school grants will pay for high-tech locks, scanners

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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New Jersey county exploring new $48M tech school

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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Calif. school saves more than $50K in tech budget

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.

Ed tech is poised to go mainstream

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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Adobe commits $300 million to White House’s ConnectED

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.

Ohio STEM pilot, using NASA curriculum, exposes youth to tech-science

The STEM2Dream foundation was formed with the goal of providing a space for after-school STEM programs for students in an Ohio district, as well as professional development for teachers.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.