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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.


Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to Digital Learning Resources at School

Students have better wireless access to the Internet at home than at school, according to a new report.

SunGard Introduces 6 New Web Forms for HR Software

Software company SunGard is updating its financial and HR program, BusinessPLUS, with new forms to help districts manage a host of administrative-related tasks, such as staff travel, expenses, and vacation time.

Video Capture Device Swivl Exits Beta and Adds New Features

The Swivl robot (which is compatible with iOS and Android devices) tilts and rotates to follow a teacher as he or she moves around the classroom.

New Software Allows Teachers To Control Smart Boards From iPads

A new version of Smart's Notebook software will let teachers move about the classroom as they change and manipulate images on whiteboards.

Google Updates Classroom for Improved Teacher, Student Control

Five new features are designed to make it easier for students, teachers and administrators to use Google Classroom.

New Report Shares Global Practices for Competency-Based Ed

A new report from ComptencyWorks offers lessons about competency-based education from abroad.

High School-to-College Enrollment Counts Depend on Income Level of Students

School poverty, not minority level, continues to be the strongest indicator of college enrollment, according to a new report issued by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which does longitudinal research in American education.

Seventh-Graders Build Their Own 3D Printer

Students in a STEM class at an Ohio middle school built the 3D printer from scratch.

EMC Publishing Launches Online Platform to Teach World Languages

Passport connects students to EMC’s curriculum in and out of the classroom via a platform that includes authentic cultural videos, news and songs, as well as video collaboration and assessment tools.

New Report Briefs States on Filling School Course Gaps

Many K-12 students can't take the classes that will help them prepare for college because their schools don't offer those courses. According to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, one solution to the gaps lies in setting up a "course access" program.

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