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.


Startup Markets DIY STEM Projects for Kids

A new startup is providing easy-to-make electronics kits designed to help children between the ages of 5 and 12 make things and, in the process, expand their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills.

SIF Association Remakes Itself to Focus on Data Usage in Schools

The new organization is a blend of schools, regional support operations, government agencies and vendors that come together to lay out the technical blueprints for enabling products and services to work with and share educational data.

Smarter Balanced Teachers Meet To Develop New Test Questions

Even as Common Core State Standards testing body PARCC has announced streamlined versions of its online assessments, Smarter Balanced, the other multi-state consortium, said it was meeting as well to "write and refine" its test questions.

BPM to Hit $2.7 Billion in 2015, Driven in Part by Internet of Things

The worldwide market for business process management (BPM) software is expected to reach $2.7 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.4 percent over 2014, according to the information technology research and advisory company Gartner.

Servers See Mild Growth in 2015

Worldwide server shipments grew 13 percent and revenue 17.9 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014, according to a new report.

UC San Diego Develops Sustainable Computer Science Courses for K-12

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego is launching a three-year initiative to help three school districts in the region keep their computer science courses up-to-date with rapid changes in technology.

Activate Instruction Migrating Content to Gooru

Activate Instruction is moving its teacher-created K-12 educational resources to the Gooru online platform. The migration should be nearly complete by mid-August.

Researchers Testing the Impact of Text Formatting on Learning

A four-year research effort at the University of California, Irvine will test out the impact of changing the formatting of text to help middle school students improve their reading and writing abilities.

Pearson Partners with Listen Current on Classroom Audio Resources

Pearson has partnered with Listen Current in an effort to improve classroom engagement and make learning relevant to students' lives.

Videotel Builds 'Industrial-grade' Digital Signage Media Player

Digital signage company Videotel has produced a new $298 media player intended to simplify video looping and run 24 hours a day.

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