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.

Google Launches Free Curriculum for Certified Ed Tech Coach Credential

Google has kicked off a new Google for Education Certified Coach Program, for instructional coaches, and specifically the individuals who work with educators to help them integrate technology appropriately into their instruction.

Dallas ISD Gets Elementary CS Education via Amazon

Dallas Independent School District will be delivering computer science professional development to teachers in all of its elementary schools, thanks to an arrangement with Amazon.

Free Class Teaches Python Data Wrangling

Students who have some familiarity with Python can attend a free four-day course in July on the use of data manipulation with Python. The "Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp" is being taught by an instructor from Data Society, a company that does corporate data science training, and hosted by Skillsoft, which maintains a learning platform.

Kahoot Launches Learning Content Academy

Education technology company Kahoot! has launched an academy where teachers can find and share learning content.

Video & Lecture Capture App Updated to Record Zoom/Teams Sessions

Lecture capture and video management company Sonic Foundry has updated and renamed its Mediasite desktop recorder program. The new app, Mediasite Mosiac, enables users to manage and upload collaborative recordings from Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other video and web conference systems as well as create video communications.

KinderLab Bundles Curriculum for Teaching Screen-Free Robotics Remotely

An education technology company that produces a robot for use by early learners has developed resources to help teachers prepare for fall classes that could be held remotely. KinderLab Robotics is the maker of KIBO, a robot that can be programmed by young students without the use of a screen and with the use of wooden blocks.

Updated: Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the number of states, districts and schools that are shuttering schools to students in response to fears about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. (Updated June 24)

Extreme Intros Kits for Hosting Safer Events

A network gear company has compiled a bundle of products that's being promoted as a ramp-up for hosting virus-safe esports and athletic events at schools and other locations.

Students Get Scholarships to Summer STEM Camps

The goal is to expose underrepresented minorities to the world of STEM as a field of professional pursuit. The scholarship students will receive laptops and home internet access.

K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

Upcoming funding opportunities for K–12 school, teachers and groups (updated June 8)

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