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.
Tech research firm IDC reported that worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms accounted for a massive "653.8 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments" in the first quarter of 2014 alone. That represents 72.3 percent growth over the same period last year.
Torsh is teaming up with New Teacher Center (NTC) for a new teacher mentorship service, "Ask a Mentor," which will give teachers on-demand access to teaching mentors who can provide them with feedback and support.
- By Stephen Noonoo
At ISTE 2014 this week, Dell announced that Chesterfield County Public Schools, Henrico County Public Schools and Maryville City Schools are rolling out Dell laptops to give students anytime, anywhere access to learning and collaboration tools and help prepare them for college and career success.
Insight Enterprises, a technology reseller and technology consulting company, launched Insight ON: Education, a new digital information website with news and explainers on a variety of topics, like Common Core and mobile devices, with the goal of helping educators use technology to improve teaching and learning.
- By Stephen Noonoo
The wearables market was dominated by activity trackers in the first quarter of 2014, outpacing sales of smart watches by a margin of 4-to-1.
WIN Learning has launched the WIN Career Readiness System, a new digital teaching and learning solution designed to prepare high school students for college and careers.
SIIA's annual survey reveals K-12 institutions lack technology needed for online, summative assessments, but schools are making improvements in the use of tech tools for decision-making and student access to digital content online.
A statewide open educational resources program in Utah is piloting digital learning content for science instruction in grades 3-12.
Edmodo has released a new formative assessment tool called Snapshot, which is "designed to provide real-time insight into student proficiency in educational standards and help teachers immediately address any learning gaps."
Corel has launched its new Teacher-Try-It Program at the ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta.