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.
Walden University is launching a new initiative designed to allow students to earn degrees online at their own pace.
Students and teachers can now access the Classroom LMS from anywhere at any time.
Mersive has updated its Solstice software to expand the mirroring capability of Apple iOS devices.
North Carolina's Mooresville Graded School District has begun offering credit by demonstrated mastery to middle and high school students.
Woolpert, an architectural and engineering firm based in Dayton, OH, has signed a new contract with the United States Department of Defense to design and manage construction of 180 schools the department operates around the world.
Shmoop has launched a pair of tools designed to help students select which colleges are right for them and to prepare for the working world.
RedCritter has launched RedCritter Teacher, a classroom management tool designed to focus on student achievement.
President Obama chose a 9,700-student community college in Tennessee to make a dual proposal that he'll be taking to Congress in a couple of weeks: first, that students receive free community college; and second, that government help expand technical training programs by giving grants to those programs that show success.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Facebook continues to be the most widely used social network among online adults, according to a new survey from the University of Michigan School of Information and the Pew Research Center.
Modeled on California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, the federal legislation would prevent companies from selling student data to third parties for purposes unrelated to education and from engaging in targeted advertising to students based on data collected in school.
- By Christopher Piehler