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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.


PALS Marketplace Intros Assessment Tool for iPads

PALS Marketplace has launched a new tool that uploads phonological awareness literacy screening data to the company's Online Score Entry and Reporting System while students take assessments on iPads.

iPad Declines as Samsung, Lenovo Tablets Push Forward

Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.

California Enacts Landmark Law Protecting the Privacy of Student Data

The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act prevents companies from selling student data, limits disclosure of students’ personal information, and ends targeted advertising on K-12 websites, services and applications.

National Geographic Learning Creates ELL Programs with TED Talks Video

National Geographic Learning is creating a new series of programs for English language learners featuring videos from TED Talks.

Google Gives Students Unlimited Storage Space in the Cloud

Google is giving the 30 million students and teachers who already use Google Apps for Education unlimited storage — and it's offering the same deal to anyone whose school wants to sign up for it.

Blue Jeans Updates Videoconferencing Tools for Users with Disabilities

Blue Jeans Network has updated its videoconferencing Web application and Android and iOS apps to make them more accessible for users with disabilities.

Early Warning Module Targets Dropout Levels

A new Early Warning Module from BrightBytes is designed to identify students level who are in danger of dropping out and warn their teachers as early as elementary school.

Submissions Open for Canvas Grants

Instructure will distribute $100,000 in grants to projects that demonstrate "lossless learning."

Registration Gateway Adds Geovisual Tools from GuideK12

SRC Solutions will integrate GuideK12's geovisual analytics technology into its Registration Gateway online enrollment tool in an effort to further streamline student enrollment for parents.

Canvas Strengthens Mediasite Integration

Instructure and Sonic Foundry have strengthened an existing partnership by further integrating the latter's Mediasite video creation and management tool with Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

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