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.
Pittsburgh Public Schools is implementing fiber optic broadband infrastructure to all of its schools and offices.
Teachscape, a company that provides resources for classroom observation and professional development, has partnered with video and robotics company Swivl in an effort to provide more effective video-based professional development.
Ninety percent by 2020. That's the high school graduation goal that a consortium of education organizations is pursuing. For 2013, the rate hit a high of 81.4 percent, up from 80 percent in 2012, which the organizers of "Grad Nation" consider on-target.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
According to Duane Schau, director of client services at Indiana University, educational technology is moving toward a world where software will be online, students will access everything they need from one cheap device and BYOD will stand for “bring your own data.”
- By Christopher Piehler
A new public charter school system in California, called Method Schools, opened this year and offers a blended learning model that combines online curriculum, project-based learning, face-to-face instruction and flexible scheduling.
New Hampshire's Proctor Academy is adding more solar arrays as the result of a push from the school's student environmental action group.
ViewSonic has unveiled the VSA100 ViewSonic Server Appliance powered by MaximumBit's Desktop365.
Time Edge is a digital platform that will offer multimedia content and learning tools associated with geography, civics, U.S. history and current events.
Young learners do up to five times better when instruction combines the real world with the virtual world. That's the finding from Carnegie Mellon University, where researchers came up with a test to figure out how technology could best contribute to learning.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Moodle has unveiled version 2.9 of the open source learning platform, featuring a navigation and user interface redesign focused on ease of use for students, educators and administrators.