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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.


myON Gives Students Special Access to New James Patterson Book

The digital literacy platform will be releasing exclusive access to author and literacy advocate James Patterson's latest book to encourage student reading over the summer.

Learning Upgrade Offers New Common Core Math Course

Learning Upgrade 8 uses videos and songs to help students in eighth grade master every Common Core math standard.

ScratchJr Takes Coding into K-2

Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.

Extron Unveils New Lecture Capture Processor

Extron Electronics has released the SMP 351, an H.264 streaming media processor for lecture capture and distribution.

Remind Updates Classroom Communication App

Remind has updated its free eponymous communication app to allow teachers to connect it with their mobile address book and students and parents to store all their messages in one location.

Blackboard To Add Blended Schools Network Resources

Sibling's Blended Schools Network has joined the Blackboard Partnerships program to make all of its courses, lessons and units available through Blackboard's teaching and learning environment.

Pearson Partners with Programmr on Web-based Coding Lessons

Pearson and coding startup Programmr are teaming up to put a new series of step-by-step programming lessons on Pearson’s cloud learning platform.

Protecting Student Privacy Act Sets Limits on Use of School Data

Legislation introduced today in the United States Senate would restrict the use of students' personal data for commercial purposes, limit the transfer of such data and require records to be kept of any entities that have access to students' information.

Common Sense Media CEO Comments on the Protecting Student Privacy Act

Jim Steyer released a statement that began, “Common Sense Media commends today’s bipartisan effort to update the primary federal education privacy law for the digital age. This legislative proposal is a step forward for fostering student privacy while permitting ed tech innovation.”

Atlanta Public Schools Staff Taking Safety Training Online

Atlanta Public Schools will be adding online school safety training to its professional development management system.

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