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.
The Hack Reactor collective of programming schools plans to open a new campus in Los Angeles through its Austin-based partner, MakerSquare.
Aerohive Networks has released a new version of its cloud-enabled network management system, HiveManager Next Generation.
A new multi-pronged campaign from the National Education Association will try to shift the focus of federal education policy away from high-stakes testing and back toward students, with a special emphasis on "children living in poverty, students with disabilities and English-language learners."
The North Carolina Department of Education has signed a statewide contract with Instructure to provide negotiated pricing for the Canvas learning management system (LMS) to all local education agencies (LEA) and charter schools.
App Ed Review is a resource created by two professors to support teachers’ integration of tablets into their teaching practice.
- By Christopher Piehler
Instructure has given its 2015 Canvas Grants to 10 K-12 educators who demonstrated in their submitted proposals the best ways to develop innovative programs and improve education.
Exo U has launched the Exo U Digital Education Platform, a tool designed for management of 1:1 and BYOD initiatives.
Discovery Education has partnered with the Nutrients for Life Foundation to offer a virtual field trip designed to look at STEM topics through the technologies and science associated with planting and harvesting seasons.
Amazon has launched a new store dedicated to STEM toys and games, according to a report in Tech Crunch.
This year's " Money Matters on Campus" survey questioned 43,000 college students across institutions in the United States about their money practices for the third year in a row, and the results were eye-popping.
- By Dian Schaffhauser