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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. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Classroom Orchestrator Now Available on Chromebooks

Lightspeed Systems' classroom management tool, introduced in November, can be used on more devices now.

Report: Many Schools Have Implemented Common Core, Lack Bandwidth for Tests

In districts that have adopted the Common Core State Standards, 95.7 percent of schools have already implemented the standards or are in the process of doing so, while the remaining 4.3 percent are still in the planning stage, according to a new survey of public school principals. However, only 53.6 percent report that they have sufficient bandwidth to conduct online assessments.

'Soon We'll All Be Gamers'

Are games really a waste of time? For Jane McGonigal, the first person to earn a Ph.D. in the study of the effects of gaming, they're a crucial part of what makes us human — a crucial part that doesn't get the attention it deserves.

LA Unified Appoints New Lead for 1-to-1 Program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is rebranding its troubled 1-to-1 program and putting new leadership in charge of device and curriculum decision-making.

Mentoring Minds Updates Total Motivation for Data-Driven Decisions

Mentoring Minds had unveiled an updated version of its supplemental curriculum, Total Motivation, in an effort to help administrators make better decisions.

Khan Academy Launches Free iPad App

Khan Academy has launched a free new iPad app featuring interactive exercises, handwriting recognition and more.

High School, College Coding Competition Now Accepting Submissions

Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual Dream It. Code It. Win It. competition, in which high school and college students are asked to present a problem, write computer code to solve the problem and then demonstrate the results in a YouTube video.

New Projector Series Has Multiple 'Smart' Features

ViewSonic introduces its new LightStream series of "smart" projectors.

Smart Technologies Intros Larger Digital Capture Board

Smart Technologies is introducing Smart kapp 84, a new digital capture board with roughly triple the surface area of the first-generation Smart kapp 42.

Smart Technologies Enhances Notebook With Activity Builder, Concept Mapping

This spring, Smart Technologies is introducing Smart Notebook 2015, the latest version of its collaborative learning software.