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.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched the HMH Developer Portal, a new online interface where developers, designers and educators can access the company's newly exposed application programming interfaces (APIs) to create new learning applications and integrate them with HMH applications.
The top three funding priorities for student learning are anti-poverty initiatives, early learning and reducing barriers to learning, according to a new survey of the State Teachers of the Year.
NexGen Inquiry is a cloud-based science investigation organizer built by teachers for teachers.
- By Christopher Piehler
Fayette County Public Schools has adopted a learning management system in an effort to improve student achievement and increase engagement with students, parents and the community.
Ruth Rumack's Learning Space has launched Essay Coach, an online resource designed to help students in middle school through college use critical thinking to write better essays.
3P Learning’s IntoScience incorporates 3D environments, real-time gaming and structured activities for students in grades 6-8.
A new report from a research organization focused on disruptive innovations has examined how charter management organizations (CMOs) in K-12 have created their own teacher education and certification programs to help create the kinds of teachers they want to hire for their schools. Their reasoning: "Teachers who graduate from most traditional teacher education programs lack the skills needed to teach successfully."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Harvard Graduate School of Education has launched the Center for Student Work, an online collection of exemplary student projects.
Holy Cross High School, a private school located in Waterbury, CT, has implemented a wireless network to serve more than 650 students, faculty, staff and guests.
Alabama's Houston County Schools has adopted a new platform and mobile app in an effort to improve student safety.