K-12 Technology News

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Shmoop Expands Spanish Language Options

Shmoop has expanded its options for English language learners.

Dig-It! Games Debuts New Roman Town Game for Middle School Students

Dig-It! Games has released a new version of its free history app for iOS devices, Roman Town.

Report: California Voters Back Common Core

A majority of voters, 67 percent, polled in California support the Common Core State Standards, according to a new poll from Children Now. Respondents also showed greater support for many provisions of the standards when asked directly about them without mentioning the Common Core.

Common Sense Education Launches Free Gaming Platform to Teach Digital Citizenship

Based on lessons from Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, Digital Compass addresses cyberbullying, privacy and security, creative credit and copyright, information literacy, Internet safety, digital footprint and reputation, self-image and identity, relationships and communication.

Calhoun County Schools Outsources Wi-Fi

Calhoun County Schools in Alabama has implemented a district-wide high speed wireless network to support its bring-your-own-device initiative.

Wireless Screen-Mirroring Tool Reflector Now Accepts Google Cast Connections

Formerly an AirPlay-only receiver, Reflector can now connect to Android devices and Chromebooks, allowing teachers and students to share their screens to a computer connected to a projector.

Stanford Prof Launches 'Inspiring' Math Curriculum

A professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Education has launched a new free math curriculum designed to help engage students more deeply in math.

LifeJourney, Cyber Innovation Center Partner on Cyber-Infused Teacher PD

LifeJourney and The Cyber Innovation Center have partnered to release The Cyber Teacher, a cloud-based professional development and certification program designed to include cybersecurity material and IT skills in high school teacher training.

LAUSD 'Extremely Dissatisfied' with Pearson and Apple, Demands Refund

The story of Los Angeles Unified School District's beleaguered $1.3 billion 1-to-1 iPad program has taken a new twist: The district is now demanding a refund from Apple and has told the company it will not spend any more money on the Pearson software installed on the devices.

New York City Area High School Teams Win Cornell U Programming Contest

Teams from New York City-area high schools aced the second annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest, in which the teams were asked to solve problems by writing their own computer programs.

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