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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.


New Online Curriculum Uses the Rainforest to Teach K-5 Science

Rainforest Journey uses original photographs and videos that correlate with written text to illustrate concepts such as adaptation, the water and life cycles, predators and prey.

Illinois High Schools Add iOS Programming To Expand STEM Education

Two Chicago area districts are introducing teachers and students to iOS coding in order to expand a focus on programming.

Washington District Gets Home Broadband for Student Chromebooks

Washington state’s Highline Public schools has become the first district to deploy a new service that provides students with mobile broadband access for school work using their Chromebook devices.

Common Core Contracts Pick Up Steam, Focus on Teaching Materials and PD

Districts in some states aren't exactly going hog-wild spending money on their Common Core-related activities. A recent study has found that the bulk of the contract bids related to Common Core work put out in the last couple years were generated by districts in 11 of the 45 states that were committed to implementation of the state standards. The high-rollers were California and New York.

Schoolnet and Insight 360 Integration Simplifies Data Sharing

Two education technology companies are working together to make it easier for teachers to share data between their respective programs.

PBS LearningMedia Offers Free Ed Tech Webinars

Topics include using digital resources, implementing 1-to-1 and integrating gaming in to the classroom.

Birmingham District Saves Parents Time With New Registration System

The school district in Birmingham, AL introduced a new registration process this year that will save money, avoid legal problems and, most importantly, save parents and staff members time.

Pennsylvania Adopts Data-Based Intervention To Stem Dropout Rates

This year, 35 districts and charter schools in 23 Pennsylvania counties have adopted a new dropout prevention program aimed at middle school students at-risk for dropping out.

Aerohive Networks Delivers Personalized, Proximity-Based WiFi

Proximity-based mobile interactions are moving out of the realm of science fiction and into the education, healthcare and retail markets.

Social Network Connects Students with College and Job Recruiters

Part Facebook, part e-portfolio, a new online service is connecting graduating high schoolers with college and career recruiters and letting students create shareable multimedia portfolios in the hopes of dazzling them.