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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. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Texas District Expands Use of Reading Literacy Program on iPads

A Texas school district is expanding use of a digital book service that helps schools address literacy.

Nebraska Students To Investigate Wearable Technology

A National Science Foundation grant will help students in Nebraska apply engineering skills to wearable technology.

Schools Adopt Online Tool To Assess College Direction

Two Atlanta-area schools will use an online tool to determine the best options for students regarding future careers and college choices.

Upstate NY Science Teachers Learn From Cornell Scientists

As part of a National Science Foundation grant project, high school teachers are in the lab at Cornell University learning content to pass on to their own students.

Report: Students Lack Wireless Access to Digital Learning Resources at School

Students have better wireless access to the Internet at home than at school, according to a new report.

SunGard Introduces 6 New Web Forms for HR Software

Software company SunGard is updating its financial and HR program, BusinessPLUS, with new forms to help districts manage a host of administrative-related tasks, such as staff travel, expenses, and vacation time.

Video Capture Device Swivl Exits Beta and Adds New Features

The Swivl robot (which is compatible with iOS and Android devices) tilts and rotates to follow a teacher as he or she moves around the classroom.

New Software Allows Teachers To Control Smart Boards From iPads

A new version of Smart's Notebook software will let teachers move about the classroom as they change and manipulate images on whiteboards.

Google Updates Classroom for Improved Teacher, Student Control

Five new features are designed to make it easier for students, teachers and administrators to use Google Classroom.

New Report Shares Global Practices for Competency-Based Ed

A new report from ComptencyWorks offers lessons about competency-based education from abroad.

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