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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.


New Maker Tool Lets Students Build Apps and Games from Tablets

A new app from maker startup Tynker lets students build custom apps, like games and interactive stories, directly from tablets, like iPads.

Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education

According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires.

National Geographic to Give Young Students a Taste of Space

Elementary school students may soon get an up close view of the International Space Station--and a far-out view of Earth--thanks to new astronomy-focused programming initiative.

Illinois District Turns to Data Warehousing to Improve Success Metrics

An Illinois district near Chicago is installing a data warehouse solution from DecisionEd to help manage its data analysis, with the goal of improving success metrics like its graduation rate.

3 Wisconsin Districts Choose Business Management Suite

Three Wisconsin school districts are shifting administration processes to software from Skyward.

New System Vets Visitors and Volunteers at Florida District

Florida's Brevard Public Schools is implementing a new system to manage volunteer and visitor check-in.

Report: Teachers Want Metadata Tags on Resources, Don't Know if They've Used Tagged Material

Nearly six in 10 education publishers currently describe or tag their material with metadata, and 56 percent of those who don't have plans to begin doing so within the next year, according to a recent survey by the Learning Resources Metadata Initiative.

Netop Invites Educators to Beta Test New Workflow Management App

Vision ME is a Web-based iPad application that combines presentation features with mobile device management tools.

OpenEd Launches Free Common Core Assessment-Creation Tool

The tool helps educators to create tests that incorporate their own questions or existing questions automatically suggested by OpenEd’s educational recommendation engine.

$1 Million Grant Funds STEM Camps Across Texas

As part of a $1 million grant, 14 Texas universities and community colleges are receiving funds for high-tech STEM camps to help prepare students for future careers in aerospace, biotechnology, IT, and more.

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