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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.


OpenStax Aims To Bring Free Digital Textbooks to High Schools

OpenStax, which provides free, peer-reviewed undergraduate textbooks and supporting materials for colleges and universities, has set its sights on K-12 education for the first time.

Comcast Offers Six Months of Free Internet Service for Low-Income Families in Atlanta

Comcast is offering up to six months of free Internet service to qualifying low-income families in Atlanta as part of its Internet Essentials program. The company will also donate free laptops to all students in grades 4 and 5 at Peyton Forest Elementary School.

Verizon Challenges Students To Develop Their Own Apps

Verizon kicked off its third annual Innovative App Challenge on Monday. The program challenges teams of middle and high school students to conceptualize and create mobile apps that solve problems in their schools and communities.

ASCD Updates Online Educators' Community to Boost Sharing and Commenting

Members can use ASCD EDge to share and comment on documents, video, audio, photos and blogs.

Girls Go to CyberCamp This Week in North Texas

Hoping to encourage more girls to become interested in careers in cybersecurity and related IT fields, the Air Force Association is conducting a pilot CyberCamp for female high school students this week at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX.

Summer Institute Teaches Engineering to Cincinnati STEM Educators

Cincinnati area teachers are getting a heavy dose of STEM to pump up their math and science teaching methods in a multi-year program run by a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Cincinnati.

Reynoldsburg City SD Updates Wireless Network

Reynoldsburg City School District in Ohio has upgraded its wireless network from 802.11n to the latest 802.11ac standard, which is designed to provide more reliable, faster and higher capacity WiFi service than its predecessor.

Odysseyware Converts Courses to HTML5

Odysseyware has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5 to make them accessible via any mobile device.

NetRef Offers Students Internet Security at School and at Home

The Internet management tool was developed by a group of concerned parents who are also experienced technologists with a combined 40 years of experience designing end-to-end network security systems for large public- and private-sector organizations.

Learning Upgrade Offers New Common Core Math Course

Learning Upgrade 8 uses videos and songs to help students in eighth grade master every Common Core math standard.

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