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 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge has opened for this year's entries.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Sales of tablets will continue to slow in the new year, though the devices will still see an 8 percent growth over 2014 numbers to reach 233 million shipments, according to a new forecast from market research company Gartner.
An international studies teacher in Waterloo, IL, is using free video chat technology to connect his middle school students with students their age in other countries.
Oklahoma's Altus Public Schools has launched a 1:1 computing initiative in an effort to provide personalized digital learning and integrate technology skills practice with the classroom.
Students at seven schools in California and Texas will have access to a blended math program thanks to a grant from an engineering and construction company.
Edmentum has updated its data platform, Edmentum Sensei, with expanded reporting for teachers using the company's Study Island platform and new views for Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessments.
Global smartphone shipments grew just more than 20 percent to reach 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014 despite no growth in the mobile phone market overall, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.
Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation in New York City has replaced its home-grown information system with a consolidated student information and financial system.
Eduplanet21 is launching a new teacher professional development (PD) platform designed to improve PD planning, organization, access to content and collaboration.