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.


Wearables Bulk Up with Triple-Digit Gains

Wearables have seen their eighth straight quarter of growth.

Instructure Launches Data Optimization Service

Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, has released Canvas Data, a hosted data service for K-12 and higher education that enables them to analyze online teaching and learning activity.

Ohio District Eliminates 102 Reading and Math Assessments by Using i-Ready

Plain Local School District has been working with the i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction and Ready programs from Curriculum Associates for a couple of school years. In that time, the school system has reported that it has been able to eliminate dozens of assessments in its K-8 schools.

Edsby Integrates With Office 365, Google Apps for Education

Learning management system Edsby has integrated with both Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office 365, giving teachers, students and faculty more opportunities to take advantage of technology in learning.

Report: Addressing Poverty Gap Calls for More Flexible Approaches

Figuring out how to close the "poverty" gap that keeps many low-income students from fully succeeding in school has generated numerous theories over decades. A new research paper suggests that delivering services beyond academic help in an "interdependent, deliberate way" may be the best way to achieve "breakthrough results."

zSpace VR STEM Lab Immerses Middle School Students into Science

A middle school in East San Jose has been using a desktop virtual reality platform to explore science topics.

Estrella Mountain CC Earns Recognition for Power Security Training

A 5,700-student community college in Arizona recently received national recognition for its cyber-defense education programs.

Exacq Updates Video Management Software for Faster Response

Video management software from Exacq Technologies has added the ability for the user to overlay icons on top of surveillance feeds for quick response and a simplified way to troubleshoot certain IP cameras when they're being added to the network.

Dow, Smithsonian Partner on Teacher Scholar Program

The Dow Chemical Company and the Smithsonian Science Education Center have partnered to create The Dow Smithsonian Teacher Scholar Program, which is designed to help teachers develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math education.

Connected Data Intros Transporter Network Storage Connector

Connected Data has introduced its Transporter Network Storage Connector, which is designed to provide secure remote access to data stored in on-premise network attached storage (NAS) systems, without the need for a virtual private network connection.

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