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.
ViewSonic has unveiled the VSA100 ViewSonic Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit's Desktop365.
Time Edge is a digital platform that will offer multimedia content and learning tools associated with geography, civics, U.S. history and current events.
Young learners do up to five times better when instruction combines the real world with the virtual world. That's the finding from Carnegie Mellon University, where researchers came up with a test to figure out how technology could best contribute to learning.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Moodle has unveiled version 2.9 of the open source learning platform, featuring a navigation and user interface redesign focused on ease of use for students, educators and administrators.
A new kindergarten readiness software program allows children to automatically progress toward more advanced skills while following a story and playing games.
Gale has unveiled a new online resource, Research in Context, aimed at students in middle school and designed to bridge the gap between resources for students in elementary schools and those for students in high school.
Stoneware has launched a new version of LanSchool, its classroom management software, in an effort to improve monitoring, collaboration and communication.
Mentoring Minds has launched Total Motivation Math and Total Motivation ELA, print and online supplemental curricula designed to improve critical thinking skills and student confidence during assessments.
The winners were chosen for their innovative teaching of engineering concepts and practices using Vernier sensors to engage students in hands-on learning.
- By Christopher Piehler
Vernier Software & Technology will offer 19 Summer Institute workshops over the next few months to help science, technology, engineering and math teachers integrate probeware and data-collection technology into their curricula.