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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.


Research: Social Media Sharing May Increase Engagement in News

People who share news on social media may be more engaged, and for longer, with the news they share than those who read the news casually, according to researchers at Penn State University and the University of Connecticut.

Smart Technologies Intros New Interactive Flat Panels for Education

Smart Technologies is expanding its portfolio of interactive flat panels with new models that provide a greater variety of sizes and price points for education institutions.

Researchers Publicly Release Photo Album of Universe

A collaboration of 51 schools and laboratories have released the final set of data from a six-year program of research that used a wide-field telescope in the southwest to survey the distant universe, the Milky Way galaxy and extrasolar planetary systems.

High School Girls Create Their Own Wearables at MIT Workshop

MIT's Lincoln Lab hosted 50 high school girls last month for a "Make Your Own Wearables" Workshop.

3M, Discovery Ed Open Young Scientist Challenge

Discovery Education and 3M have launched the 17th annual Young Scientist Challenge, with an opportunity to work with a 3M scientist and a $25,000 grand prize up for grabs.

Live, Interactive Classes Now Available Via Mobile Devices

WizIQ is offering what it says is the first-ever live mobile learning platform that will allow teachers and students to interact in real time via their smartphones.

Global PC Shipments Increase Following 2-Year Decline

Following more than two years of decline, global PC shipments increased 1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Leadership Award-Winning Schools Get $5,000 in Tech Tools

Five schools with student-led projects dealing with the elimination of hunger win tablets and computers intended to help them with their relief efforts.

Study: Math Augmentation Program Can Help Improve MAPs Scores

An eighth-grade math teacher's research found that using Learning Upgrade boosted scores significantly.

Mimio Updates its Classroom Collaboration Software and App

Designed to help educators offer interactive teaching aligned to the Common Core State Standards, MimioStudio 11.3 classroom software and the MimioMobile 3 mobile app are available for free to current Mimio customers.

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