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.


Moodle Unveils Free Cloud Hosting for Educators

Moodle today introduced MoodleCloud, a service that allows anyone to deploy the Moodle learning environment for free — with no installation or hosting charges.

Rochester Institute of Tech Launches Student Camps, Teacher Workshops in Cybersecurity

The Rochester Institute of Technology is launching a summer workshop for teachers and camps for middle and high school students interested in learning about cybersecurity.

Dell Introduces Technology Training Program for Teachers

The new Dell Teaching and Learning Academy will help school districts and their teachers transition to an environment in which technology fosters a collaborative and creative learning environment.

Snapshot: EMC Leads Disk Storage Systems in Q1 Sales

Demand for enterprise storage systems has grown nearly seven percent in the last year, according to tech research firm IDC.

How Phonics is Taught Can Affect How Well a Child Learns To Read

New readers who focus on sounding out letters rather than learning whole words tap into that part of the human brain best wired for developing reading skills.

Pennsylvania School for Disruptive Students Adopts RFID Pendant for Staff, Students

Westmoreland Intermediate Unit 7 Crossroads School has adopted radio frequency identification (RFID) pendants, citing a desire to better protect students and staff and deescalate altercations.

Burbank Unified Switches to Reclaimed Water for Irrigation

A southern California school district is gradually introducing the use of reclaimed water for irrigation as part of a $110 million capital projects and technology bond initiative.

Blackboard Acquires X-Ray Analytics for Moodle

Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics tool for education, and plans to integrate it with its Moodlerooms and Moodle Enterprise learning management systems, among other products.

Survey: Technology Vital to Student Success

Schools are seeing much more positive results from the use of digital tools than even a year ago, according to the annual Speak Up report produced by Project Tomorrow and Blackboard.

Central Missouri District Beefs up Wireless Infrastructure

Columbia Public Schools in central Missouri is updated its Wi-Fi infrastructure to improve speed.

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