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.


Permission Click Launches Free Online Permission Slip and Payment Tool

Permission Click has launched a free online platform that allows teachers to create digital permission slips to send to parents.

Study: Policies Stifling Competency Ed

While the idea of competency-based education is intriguing to about 89 percent of educators, only half as many have taken action in their schools or districts to promote it. The reason why, according to two education organizations that have studied the issue: policy obstacles "that make implementation challenging."

Report: K-12 Cloud Market Matured, Financial Models Need Improvement

K-12 schools deliver more IT services totally or partially through the cloud, at an average of 42 percent of total IT services, than enterprise in general, which delivers 35 percent of IT services via the cloud, according to a new report from CDW. Despite the widespread use of cloud services, however, models of their financial impact are often inaccurate.

Testing Is Biggest Moneymaker for Education Technology Vendors

Software vendors and publishers raked in $2.5 billion on digital assessment products in the United States in the latest school year for which there is data, according to a new report. The total market for software and content in U.S. preK-12 education was up by $480 million to $8.38 billion.

Twin Cities School District Consolidates Administrative Functions

Taking advantage of Infinite Campus SIS, Shakopee Public Schools now has a single system for all student information, finance, human resources, payroll and business functions.

Robotic Telepresence Platform Adds Teleportation Function

Revolve Robotics has announced KUBI Video 2.0, the latest version of its video collaboration app for its flagship KUBI robotic telepresence platform.

Robai, Intelitek Partner on STEM Robots for Education

Robai, a robotics provider, and Intelitek, a maker of software for robotics, have partnered to launch a line of robots designed specifically for the education market.

CFY Adds Formative Assessment Tools to PowerMyLearning

CFY, an education nonprofit, has updated its free learning platform, PowerMyLearning, with new tools for formative assessments.

Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful

A joint study on game-playing in K-12 has found that educational game developers could improve the learning impact by making a few changes.

LED-Lit Robotic Garden Encourages Kids To Code

The creators of a robotic garden from MIT are hoping it becomes a tool to encourage students — especially girls — to understand more about algorithms and programming.

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