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.
This August Discovery Educator Network is hosting free professional development resources for K-12 educators.
The world's hunger for hardcopies is far from abating, despite some recent slides in peripheral shipments. The worldwide printer and multifunction printer market grew by double digits in the first quarter of 2014, reaching 37.65 million units — up 32.1 percent from the same period last year.
Schools that use both netTrekker and Safari Montage now have the ability to access educational resources through both services using a single federated search.
AirWatch by VMware is rolling out new functionality for its AirWatch Teacher Tools classroom management suite.
PolyVision this week launched a new surface that's designed both for projection and for writing.
New updates to Credo’s research tool, Online Reference Service, are making it easier for smartphone and tablet users to search for materials. Accessibility features and language support is also being added.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Edmodo, a free social learning network for K-12, has developed an app for Windows 8.1 users. The company made the announcement at the ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta.
As part of a broad expansion of its public sector efforts, VMware reported it's beefing up its education offerings, with a particular emphasis on security to support online high-stakes assessments for K-12 within its virtualization and cloud infrastructure.
To apply, schools will need to provide details on how they would use the grant to innovate through software, support services or curriculum. The deadline for submitting an application is July 31.
- By Christopher Piehler
myON is adding new tools, like highlighting and note taking, to its library of digital books to support close reading skills.
- By Stephen Noonoo