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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.


MindPlay Launches New PD Course for Reading

Teacher Companion is an online reading program that uses a combination of lectures, videos, written information and activities, organized into eight modules, to help teachers gain a more complete understanding of how the English language works and what every student needs to become a proficient reader.

New Jersey School Wins $50,000 for Promoting STEM Equity

New Jersey's Peshine Avenue Elementary School has received a $50,000 grant to improve access to tools for science, technology, engineering and math education.

K-12 Students on Tech in Schools: More, Please

Half of middle and high school students judge the amount of technology use in their schools as "moderate." A third of them consider that just fine; but 55 percent would rather see more technology in use, according to a new survey from CompTIA.

Student Reading Practices Lag Far Behind National Goals

As new learning standards put more emphasis on getting students to be able to read and analyze non-fiction text, a new report suggests that classrooms have a long way to go.

Oregon District To Save $132,000 Annually with Energy Upgrades

Oregon's South Lane School District has agreed to a $2.1 million energy savings performance contract designed to reduce energy costs by approximately $132,000 each year.

Amplify Introduces a System to Personalize PD

The system starts with a diagnostic survey to help educators analyze their instructional practices. Based on the survey results, interactive maps show each educator his or her areas of strength and need.

ClearOne Rolls Out PTZ Camera for Collaboration

ClearOne has introduced the UNITE PTZ Camera, a high-resolution 1080p60 video camera that can connect directly to any PC or laptop through USB 3.0.

D2L Upgrades Brightspace with Game-Based Learning Service

D2L has updated its Brightspace learning management platform with improved support for end users and game-based learning.

Hour of Code This Week Set To Engage Students in Computer Science

The initiative by Code.org to stimulate students' interest in computer science may involve as many as 15 million people around the world.

Want Competency Ed? Change Teacher Policies First

Districts and schools that want to implement a competency-based learning environment would do well first to focus on educators' skills as well as the policies that could hold them back from success. So asserts a new paper from school improvement nonprofit KnowledgeWorks and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

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