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.
Lodi Unified School District in California has implemented a remote support system to help its service desk staff respond to requests from teachers in 48 schools across 350 square miles.
When you discover that a teen in your life has posted something astonishingly inappropriate online and you find yourself asking, "What was he/she thinking?" you wouldn't be alone. But there's also little you can do to stop the practice. According to research at Pennsylvania State University, it's just the way teenagers approach their online activities.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Cybrary has launched an online platform designed to help higher ed and K-12 teachers plan manage and monitor IT and cybersecurity curricula.
McGraw-Hill Education has unveiled a new version of Building Blocks, its supplemental math program, with 50 percent more games, iPad accessibility and increased support for Common Core and state standards through grade 8.
News-O-Matic, billed as a daily newspaper just for kids, has partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile scores to its resources in an effort to help teachers provide grade-appropriate nonfiction text and differentiated instruction.
The CK-12 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that develops open source software for education, has introduced free math and science adaptive practice apps for iOS and Android devices.
Adobe is gearing up to release a major revision of its PDF tool for desktop and mobile, Acrobat, and to launch a new service called the Adobe Document Cloud, which will provide document management, control and electronic signing capabilities.
The Spark Element is capable of connecting to more than 80 all-digital Pasport sensors and comes pre-loaded with Pasco's science learning application Sparkvue.
- By Christopher Piehler
The Children's Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the Texas Education Agency have launched CLI Engage, a platform designed to help identify at-risk students in prekindergarten and Head Start.
RGS has launched the RGS Education Chromebook, a ruggedized Chromebook designed for use in the classroom.