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.
PASCO scientific has updated its K-12 science learning application, SPARKvue. The latest version enables students and teachers to share data and collaborate on lab activities in real time, and adds an array of other new features for students and teachers.
More than 120,000 students and teachers in Baltimore County Public Schools will receive HP Elite PCs as part of the district’s Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (STAT) 1:1 digital learning program.
California’s Bakersfield School District is revamping its districtwide video surveillance system with AssuredSAN Pro 5000 storage arrays from Dot Hill Storage, enabling faster video access, near-real-time video conversion, reduced storage costs and more efficient archiving.
AirWatch by VMware is rolling out new functionality for its AirWatch Teacher Tools classroom management suite.
PolyVision this week launched a new surface that's designed both for projection and for writing.
Schools that use both netTrekker and Safari Montage now have the ability to access educational resources through both services using a single federated search.
Edmodo, a free social learning network for K-12, has developed an app for Windows 8.1 users. The company made the announcement at the ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta.
New updates to Credo’s research tool, Online Reference Service, are making it easier for smartphone and tablet users to search for materials. Accessibility features and language support is also being added.
- By Stephen Noonoo
As part of a broad expansion of its public sector efforts, VMware reported it's beefing up its education offerings, with a particular emphasis on security to support online high-stakes assessments for K-12 within its virtualization and cloud infrastructure.
myON is adding new tools, like highlighting and note taking, to its library of digital books to support close reading skills.
- By Stephen Noonoo