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.


Country's Oldest State Virtual School Turns 20

When Florida formally launched Florida High School in 1997, no other state had attempted such an undertaking.

Report: VR and AR to Double Each Year Through 2021

This year the United States will lead spending in the category at $3.2 billion, followed by Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) at $3 billion and Western Europe at $2 billion.

$10,000 Awarded to Advance VR at ‘Geographically Isolated’ Maine School

East Grand School in Danforth, ME has received a $10,000 grant to integrate virtual reality (VR) into history, biology and other curricula.

Guidelines to Help Prove Learning Impact in the ESSA Era

The education arm of the Software & Information Industry Association has supported development of a set of guidelines to help those who are immersed in the challenge of showing effectiveness or efficacy during an ed tech adoption.

Google, Mystery Science Team to Bring Eclipse Science to Students

Google has provided Mystery Science with 15,000 eclipse glasses headed directly for schools, and Mystery Science is offering videos and lesson plans free for download via eclipseamerica.org.

Tablets Continue to Decline, Though Top Makers Hold Steady

The tablet market continued to fall in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 37.9 million shipments, a 3.4 percent decline compared to the same period last year.

Top 5 Phone Makers Improve as Overall Market Declines

Smartphone shipments declined slightly in the second quarter of 2017, down to 341.6 million, a decline of 1.3 percent compared to the same period last year and a 0.8 percent decline compared to this year's first quarter, according to a new report.

Colorado Releases Roadmap to Boost Blended Learning

A Colorado state-funded program recently released a guide to help district leaders, educators, policymakers and other stakeholder implement blended learning in K–12 schools.

Professional Learning Communities Expand Across Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Education has teamed up with a professional development provider Solution Tree to expand professional learning communities within schools.

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