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.
Verizon Innovate Learning Grants totaling $1.6 million will go to underserved schools to stimulate interest in STEM subjects.
Stratasys has launched a 3D printing curriculum for secondary and post-secondary students.
The Bradfield Company has released a new episode of it transliteracy resource, Inanimate Alice, and a new pilot program for schools and districts with 1-to-1 computing programs.
In spite of what has been classified as a "criminal investigation" at the Los Angeles Unified School District regarding its discontinued 1-to-1 iPad program, the district is plowing ahead with purchases of iPads to prepare its students for Smarter Balanced online assessments. At the same time the district will also be purchasing Google Chromebooks.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Five more universities will receive funding to implement the UTeach Expansion Program.
The program recognizes 100 applicants in the U.S. who are incorporating digital media into their classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology.
- By Christopher Piehler
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has named 15 schools as exemplars of 21st century learning for the upcoming year.
Splashtop, a provider of cross-device computing and collaboration solutions, has partnered with IT security provider, Soliton, to develop the Soliton SecureDesktop appliance.
A new online tool, College Raptor, aims to help students and their families make better decisions about which college to attend using crowdsourced data.
Western Governors University has launched a new online master's degree program for students who want to become English teachers in middle schools or high schools.