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.
Bedford County Public Schools, with approximately 10,300 students, has adopted a new tool in an effort to more uniformly capture and manage student data across district schools.
Curriculum Associates has updated its Ready Mathematics program with online activities designed to help students in grades 2-5 improve conceptual understanding, problem solving and procedural fluency.
A new version of the PingPong classroom response system is designed to allow teachers to make better use of the notes they take on the system, log in for use in a specific classroom and use more display options.
The International Society for Technology in Education has launched Project ReimaginED, a social learning community that aims to redesign learning activities for alignment with the Common Core State Standards and the ISTE Standards for Students.
WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has added nearly two dozen new online math textbooks from publishers including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, OpenStax College, W.H. Freeman and Worldwide Center of Math.
Google Maps gets an A. The free version of Angry Birds gets a C. And My ABCs by BabyBus gets a D. The letters assigned to each of these Android apps are grades, and while A is great, D means failure — in privacy, that is.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Students too sick to attend class in person at Voluntown Elementary School will now be able to attend class virtually, thanks to a telepresence robot.
Sweetwater Union High School District has completed the installation of solar power systems at 21 schools totaling 9.3 megawatts and capable of providing about 60 percent of the district's energy needs.
Edgenuity, a company that provides online and blended courses, has launched a new curriculum designed to help students become better digital citizens and online learners.
Scholastic has unveiled two new English and language arts resources, featuring texts, assessments and technology tools, designed for students in grades K-6.