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.
A Virginia school district that has pioneered many aspects of the 21st century classroom, a Virginia CIO who came up with a way to deliver Internet access to students who didn't have any in his district and a Texas CIO who led the effort to produce a new guide on district data interoperability are some of the recipients of this year's CoSN awards to recognize "outstanding commitment and contributions to K-12 education technology."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Stonington Public Schools has adopted a mobile safety platform to replace its paper-based emergency response system.
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.