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K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


AT&T Seeks Ed Tech Ventures for New Funding Accelerator

AT&T wants to invest in organizations working to enhance education and improve high school success and career readiness for students.

BenQ Ships 84-inch 4K Interactive Touch Display

Visual display company BenQ America has begun shipping its 84-inch LED 4K ultra-high-definition flat panel display, a product intended for classrooms with hefty audio-visual budgets.

U Central Florida Debuts Blended Learning MOOC for Educators

The University of Central Florida has teamed with two partners to reboot a massive open online course for educators focused on blended learning in higher ed and K-12.

Quick Key Adds Unlimited Scanning for Pro Version of Digital Grading App

Quick Key has released a pro version of its digital grading app for mobile devices.

Bretford Teams with FliCharge on Wireless Charging

Education and office furniture provider Bretford has partnered with fliCharge to integrate the latter company's wireless charging technology with its furniture.

Free Collaboration Platform Updated with Student Workload Estimates

The latest release of Chalkup includes improvements to the user interface, a course calendar and a way for students to estimate their workload.

Students Vie To Over-Engineer in 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest

This year's competition, which also includes a track for middle school students, asks participants for the most "overly complex contraption" for erasing a chalkboard or a whiteboard.

Interoperability, Accessibility Top ConnectED Framework Priorities

Interoperability, integration and equitable and universal access are the top priorities for districts implementing technology for teaching and learning, according to a new report from the National Advisory Council on ConnectED.

5 Promising Practices for Online Instructors

"Teachers are being set up for failure," according to Jayme Linton, program coordinator for the master of science degree in Online Teaching and Instructional Design at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Logitech Intros Portable Videoconferencing for Under $500

Logitech is rolling out the ConferenceCam Connect, a portable all-in-one videoconferencing device that costs less than some office chairs.