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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.


Blackboard Acquires WebRTC Provider Requestec

Blackboard has acquired a provider of Web-based real-time communication technology, Requestec.

New App Pushes Comprehensive Lessons to Student Tablets

Mobile-focused lesson designer, Famigo EDU, has the goal of letting teachers curate materials from various sources and push out lessons to students’ tablets.

Splashtop Collaboration Software Expands Chromebook Support

Mirroring360 now allows individual students to mirror their Chromebook screen to a main display, and Splashtop Classroom broadcasts the teacher’s screen to all student devices.

SAS Partners with Clever To Streamline Access to Free Resources

SAS Curriculum Pathways has partnered with Clever to make their free learning resources available through the latter's Instant Login service.

Interactive Achievement Launches Consolidated Assessment and Data Platform

Interactive Achievement has integrated its onTRAC Assessment Management System and TRACBook Longitudinal Data System into a consolidated single sign-on assessment and data platform called onTRAC Instructional Improvement System.

Blended Schools Network Debuts PD for Special Ed

Blended Schools Network is introducing online professional development for teachers of special education students.

LiveSchool Launches Free Behavior Management Tool

LiveSchool has launched a free version of its behavior management system for K-12 classrooms.

The Flying Classroom Launches on a Mission to Teach STEM+

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Captain Barrington Irving, who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, will pilot the jet Inspiration III to North America, Asia, Indonesia and Australia to explore real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, history, geography and the humanities.

Single-DLP Chip Projector Has Color Levels To Compete with LCD

A single-DLP chip projector new to the market could have the same color levels as traditional LCD projectors and, because maintenance requirements are so minimal, could last longer than many other projectors on the market.

Balefire Labs Adds Android App Reviews

Balefire Labs has added Android apps to its app review service, bringing the total number of reviewed apps to more than 3,000, in an effort to better serve classrooms with bring-your-own-device programs. Previously, the company only included reviews for apps for iOS devices.

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