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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.


K-12 Schools Get Free Cloud-Based GIS Mapping Software

Esri today reported it's committing up to $1 billion in free accounts for its cloud-based GIS mapping software, hosted through Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it's committing AWS resources for three years to support the effort for all schools that participate.

Aleratec Introduces New Charge/Sync Cabinet

Designed and engineered for educational environments, the new 16-tablet cabinet includes integrated USB ports for charging and syncing.

6 Technologies That Will Have a Major Impact on K-12 Education

What do learning analytics and wearable gadgets have in common? They're both technologies that will have a have an important impact on K-12 education within the next few years, according to a new report released last week.

Pre-Algebra Intervention TransMath Goes Digital in the Cloud

Voyager Sopris Learning is releasing a digital version of its math program TransMath for students in grades 5-10 meant for introduction into classrooms as early as next fall.

Report Questions Future Relevance of Formal Education

Can formal education remain relevant in the long term? That's one of six critical challenges facing schools identified in a new report examining the impact of technology on education.

California District To Save $2 Million with Solar Power

California's Rosedale Union School District is launching a solar power initiative projected to save more than $2 million over the course of 20 years.

District Adopts Career Guidance Service To Address New Texas Ed Requirement

A Texas school district is piloting an application to help its students prepare for careers just in time to address revisions to high school graduation requirements that mandate similar practices.

Wisconsin District Implements High Speed WLAN To Support BYOD

Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin has implemented a high speed wireless local area network to support tablets and a bring-your-own-device program.

Alma Updates SIS/LMS Platform with Notification System

Alma, a school management system for K-12, has added new messaging and emergency notification features.

eSchoolPLUS SIS Partners with Schoology LMS for Data Exchange

The eSchoolPLUS student information system is integrating with the Schoology LMS, enabling a direct exchange of data from both software systems.

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