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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: Internet of Things To Hit 25 Billion Units, $264 Billion by 2020

The number of things connected to the Internet and in use will grow 30 percent from this year to next, for a total of 4.9 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner, and will hit 25 billion by 2020.

New 1-to-1 Program Is Part of a Middle School's Revitalization

The introduction of Amplify System tablets into a Western Washington middle school has helped students get excited about education in a new way.

Discovery Ed, Intel Partner on Digital Safety Initiative

Discovery Education and Intel Security have partnered on a three-year initiative, the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, designed to help students make safer decisions online. Educators and parents in the United States and Canada will also be able to participate in a sweepstakes contest, with grants and technology prizes, as part of the program.

MakerBot Acquires 3D Print User Experience Company Layer by Layer

MakerBot, a provider of 3D printers, has acquired Layer by Layer, a software company that will now focus on creating user-friendly platforms for the MakerBot ecosystem.

Report: Teacher Prep Courses Easier Than Other College Majors

Teacher candidates are significantly more likely to graduate with honors than other students owing to less rigorous coursework in teacher preparation programs, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Students Face Off at NYU-Poly Cyber Security Week

New York University Polytechnic's School of Engineering is hosting eight separate security events this week in the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week Conference.

Bedford County Schools Streamlines Student Enrollment, Data Collection

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 Updates Ready Mathematics with Online Activities

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.

GPS, More Display Options Now Available on Clicker

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.

WebAssign Adds 23 New Math Texts

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.