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.
The Science Channel and Discovery Education launch a new STEM-related initiative during the White House Science Fair.
The Federation for a Competitive Economy (FACE), a partnership of schools and businesses in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California, has won a $5 million Governor's Award for Innovation in Higher Education.
The University of California, Los Angeles has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from California's Department of Finance in recognition of its Teaching Schools Initiative and other efforts to improve college and career readiness.
Peerless-AV has introduced a new lineup of video stands that can be used in multiple classrooms.
The i3D Creatives Launchpad curriculum is the first of what its creator says will be a series that introduces students of all ages to 3D printing.
Cengage Learning has integrated its Gale Artemis: Primary Sources tool with its e-learning platform, MindTap.
SchoolInfoApp has updated its mobile app to include a student ID badge and digital hall passes.
Udemy has launched the Teacher Tech Initiative, a program designed to make computer technology courses available to K-12 teachers in the United States for free and at reduced cost.
Edmentum has added the subject of computing to its EducationCity preK-6 learning program.
This year's top priorities among IT leadership in K-12 are assessment readiness, wireless access and mobile learning, in that order. Those are the same priorities as last year, with the difference that wireless beat out mobile learning. Those and a number of other findings surfaced during this year's K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a professional association for school and district IT leaders.
- By Dian Schaffhauser