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.
In response to pushback from educators and private organizations, the FCC added a "safety valve" feature to its reforms, guaranteeing that poor and rural schools relying on external broadband do not lose out.
In support of education focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, AT&T has contributed $25,000 each to two Pennsylvania Governor's School programs at Lehigh University and Carnegie Mellon.
The partnership integrates Scantron's Performance Series and Achievement Series assessment solutions with Classworks.
- By Christopher Piehler
Desire2Learn has partnered with ShareStream to integrate the company's asynchronous video tools into its learning platform.
Califone has unveiled a set of rechargeable wireless headphones designed for use in the classroom.
Desire2Learn is using the stage of its annual user conference, Fusion 2014, to shorten its moniker and announce a new branding for its education applications.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Many states have been implementing new teacher evaluation systems in an effort to improve teacher effectiveness, but those evaluations have little meaning unless they are accompanied by individualized professional development and support, according to a new report from the School Improvement Network, a provider of professional learning and training resources for educators.
It's raining down STEM in New York City this summer. Numerous programs are underway, involving a quarter of the New York University School of Engineering full-time faculty, 90 NYU student "fellows," dozens of K-12 teachers and hundreds of middle and high school students participating in camps, workshops, courses and research projects to immerse participants in science, technology, engineering and math activities.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A petition filed by ISTE and signed by more than 1,500 educators emphasizes the importance of broadband and digital learning in the classroom and points to shortcomings in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest E-Rate proposal.
Clever is now compatible with student information system Administrator’s Plus, allowing the data integration startup to pull enrollment information, like student names and birth dates, from the SIS to the third-party learning applications it connects with.
- By Stephen Noonoo