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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.


Gartner Trends: Tech Realigning Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.

Bellarmine College Prep Deploys Low-Cost SAN with Off-the-Shelf Hardware

Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA has deployed a software-defined storage system to reduce storage costs and provide campus-wide redundancy.

New Framework Gives Measure of Teacher Competency in Online, Blended Practices

Input from a committee of 36 educators and researchers has helped forge a new framework by which K-12 teachers can assess their competencies in online and blended environments.

CoSN and AASA Launch Tech Toolkit for Superintendents

The Consortium for School Networking and the School Superintendents Association have released a new toolkit designed to help current and aspiring superintendents build their knowledge, skills and confidence as technology leaders for their schools.

NJ School Uses 3D Printing in Multiple Classes

New Jersey's Hun School of Princeton uses 3D printers in science, math and visual arts classes.

Wireless Sensors Link With iPads for Remote Data Collection

Vernier is adding new wireless sensors to measure pH and CO2 and remotely collect data and perform calculations on mobile devices, like an iPad.

2 California Districts Upgrade WANs to 10 Gigabit

A Southern California school district with 6,000 students has gone public with the five-year contract it has signed to obtain the use of a 10-gigabit fiber optic wide area network (WAN) to replace its previous 1Gbps fiber optic Ethernet WAN. Another district in the region, Garden Grove Unified, signed a similar agreement in 2013.

Interactive Video Response Polls Part of Learning Center Update

New question types and the ability to add embedded videos are a few of the features added to Netop’s Web-based assessment tool, Learning Center in a recent update.

Major Ed Tech Companies Sign Student Data Privacy Pledge

The Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association today announced a K-12 school service providers’ pledge designed to keep students' information private. The Student Privacy Pledge has already been signed by companies including Microsoft, HMH and Amplify.

Netgear Unveils New 802.11n Outdoor Access Point for K12

Netgear has revealed details about its new 802.11n weatherproof outdoor access point, the WND930, which is designed for K-12 schools.

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