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.
A new STEM-focused curriculum for young learners, concentrating on both science and math, is coming to the cloud.
- By Stephen Noonoo
In an effort to help streamline print jobs across its campuses, Whitman Hanson (MA) Regional School District has created a central print facility that delivers materials to schools twice a day.
- By Stephen Noonoo
OpenStax, which provides free, peer-reviewed undergraduate textbooks and supporting materials for colleges and universities, has set its sights on K-12 education for the first time.
Comcast is offering up to six months of free Internet service to qualifying low-income families in Atlanta as part of its Internet Essentials program. The company will also donate free laptops to all students in grades 4 and 5 at Peyton Forest Elementary School.
Verizon kicked off its third annual Innovative App Challenge on Monday. The program challenges teams of middle and high school students to conceptualize and create mobile apps that solve problems in their schools and communities.
Members can use ASCD EDge to share and comment on documents, video, audio, photos and blogs.
- By Christopher Piehler
Hoping to encourage more girls to become interested in careers in cybersecurity and related IT fields, the Air Force Association is conducting a pilot CyberCamp for female high school students this week at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX.
Cincinnati area teachers are getting a heavy dose of STEM to pump up their math and science teaching methods in a multi-year program run by a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Cincinnati.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Reynoldsburg City School District in Ohio has upgraded its wireless network from 802.11n to the latest 802.11ac standard, which is designed to provide more reliable, faster and higher capacity WiFi service than its predecessor.
Odysseyware has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5 to make them accessible via any mobile device.