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.
Education technology company Blackboard has made available a cloud version of its learning management system promised during BbWorld this past summer.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
PALS Marketplace has launched a new tool that uploads phonological awareness literacy screening data to the company's Online Score Entry and Reporting System while students take assessments on iPads.
Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.
The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act prevents companies from selling student data, limits disclosure of students’ personal information, and ends targeted advertising on K-12 websites, services and applications.
- By Christopher Piehler
National Geographic Learning is creating a new series of programs for English language learners featuring videos from TED Talks.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Google is giving the 30 million students and teachers who already use Google Apps for Education unlimited storage — and it's offering the same deal to anyone whose school wants to sign up for it.
Blue Jeans Network has updated its videoconferencing Web application and Android and iOS apps to make them more accessible for users with disabilities.
A new Early Warning Module from BrightBytes is designed to identify students level who are in danger of dropping out and warn their teachers as early as elementary school.
Instructure will distribute $100,000 in grants to projects that demonstrate "lossless learning."
SRC Solutions will integrate GuideK12's geovisual analytics technology into its Registration Gateway online enrollment tool in an effort to further streamline student enrollment for parents.