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.
"When you have a platform that kids absolutely love — parents can't peel them away from it — and when it's one that can also be used to provide bona fide educational experiences, it would have been criminal of us not to use it," according to Aaron E. Walsh, founding director of the Immersive Education Initiative.
- By John K. Waters
Ohio has become the latest state to bail out of PARCC, one of the two major state consortia focused on developing Common Core assessments. That leaves just 10 states, plus the District of Columbia, as participants.
LocknCharge has introduced four new devices to charge mobile phones and tablets: a cart that can handle 20 devices at a time and three charging stations of various sizes.
Pearson has introduced upgrades to two of its flagship software programs, one designed to help teachers with assessment, aimsweb, and another, WriteToLearn, designed to aid students with their writing skills.
Edgenuity has partnered with Scantron to integrate Scantron Performance Series data with Edgenuity MyPath in a move designed to allow districts to use data previously gathered in the delivery of personalized instruction.
Trident Case has introduced a new cover designed to protect laptops and Chromebooks up to 11.6 inches in size.
Educational institutions in higher ed and K-12 are making slow but steady progress toward instructional and operational goals, such as improved use of student data, through use of technology, according to a new report from the Software and Information Industry Association.
The Touchjet Pond Projector, which will fit in the palm of your hand, can project an 80-inch image on any surface.
A new content marketplace for educators that is currently being tested in beta will be fully available later this fall.
Wonder Workshop has introduced 21 lesson plans intended to help educators use robots Dash, Dot and Blocky to teach coding to their youngest students.