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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.


Classes With Best Music Videos To Win $185,000 in Technology

Compass Learning will give $185,000 worth of technology to three classrooms that can create the best music videos about the value of educational technology.

Research: Digital Media Erodes Ability To Read Emotional Cues

The social skills of students using digital media may be declining, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chromebooks Surge in K-12 as Tablets Drop Off

Personal computing devices are continuing to surge in K-12, but tablets have lost a lot of their momentum. According to a new report, notebooks — especially Chromebooks — are back on top as tablet shipments were decimated in the latest quarter.

Indiana District Couples 1-to-1 Chromebooks with Online Learning

A Race to the Top district in suburban Indianapolis is going fully 1-to-1 with Chromebooks, partnering with an online learning provider to update its curriculum ahead of the rollout.

New Jersey District To Save $1 Million Annually with Energy Upgrades

New Jersey's Hillsborough Township Public Schools is undertaking a series of energy upgrades that will save the district approximately $1 million each year.

California Assembly Approves Bill Restricting Companies' Use of Student Data

If approved by the state Senate, SOPIPA would end targeted advertising on K-12 websites, services and applications; prevent companies from selling student data; and limit disclosure of students’ personal information.

Los Angeles Unified Cancels iPad Contract

The largest school iPad deployment in the nation has been put on hold.

Report: IT Leaders Need To Improve Reporting on Security Investments

With the advent of malicious software that can be purchased online and an underground infrastructure that can be used to set off targeted attacks, cyber security threats are becoming more "democratized," and therefore more likely to gain visibility beyond the walls of the data center. That can lead to more enlightened thinking among executive management about investing in security measures, said Research Director Lawrence Pingree during a Gartner security and risk management summit being held in Australia this week.

Hundreds of Free Common Core Lessons Focus on Math, ELA Standards

Compiled by a team of teacher researchers, a digital curriculum platform is adding more than 750 free, Common Core-aligned lesson plans in math and English language arts for grades 2 to 12.

DynaVox Introduces 15-Inch Speech-Generating Tablet

The T15 combines its 15-inch display with high-contrast PCS symbols to enhance clarity and target size for students with visual limitations.

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