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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.


Hawaii Schools Adopting Gaming for Supplemental Learning

Hawaii's Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area in Kapolei is bringing educational gaming to students and teachers in grades 3–10.

Apple Jumps into ConnectED Initiative with $100 Million in Tech Grants

Apple has chosen 114 schools to receive a share of $100 million in grants to provide curriculum support, wireless infrastructure and classroom technology, such as iPads and MacBooks.

Maryland District To Monitor PreK Programs with Performance Management Software

A Maryland school district is adopting new performance management software specifically to support the work of helping families who have young children with developmental disabilities and delays in the county.

Poll: More Americans Support Online Assessment Than Common Core

In a survey conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies and Social Driver, 61 percent of respondents expressed approval of online testing, but only 42 percent strongly or somewhat supported the initiative itself.

EON Virtual Reality Tools Enhanced for Mobile Use

EON Reality, which creates immersive environments for education and training and maintains a library of virtual reality applications, has updated its mobile capabilities to support an expanded set of software and devices.

WizIQ Rolls Out New Cloud LMS

The new WizIQ LMS enables teachers to create assignments and tests, track course activities and, in the case of for-profit instruction, publish courses on a WizIQ network.

Report: Mobile Devices Shifting from Touch to Sensors

Over the next five years, mobile and wearable devices will rely less on touchscreen user interfaces and increasingly on sensors, and the next generation of devices and the Internet of Things will drive development of voice, gesture, eye-tracking and other interfaces, according to a new study from ABI Research.

Oregon District Awards Mini Technology Grants to 38 Teachers

Oregon's Hillsboro School District has awarded $194,000 in grants to district teachers in an effort to put 21st century tools into students' hands.

Florida Schools Get Online Security and Safety Assessment Tool

District administrators in Florida will soon have a new online resource to help them understand the nature of potential and real safety and security issues their schools face.

New Jersey District Cuts Costs with LED Lighting Upgrade

New Jersey's New Brunswick Public Schools is retrofitting all 10 of its schools with LED tube lights to reduce use of electricity and natural gas.

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