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.


Schoology Integrates Assessment Management Platform with LMS

Schoology has launched Assessment Management Platform, a tool that combines the company's learning management system with institution-wide assessment management tools.

PowerSchool Releases Latest Rendition of Learning Platform

PowerSchool is introducing the latest version of its learning management system, PowerSchool 10.0.

Assessment Non-Profit Demos New Accessibility Features at ISTE 2016

A non-profit known for its K-12 formative assessment program has added features to let blind and visually-impaired students more fully participate in the assessment process too, allowing them, as one educator put it, to focus on the questions and not the technology limitations.

Promethean Introduces Updates to ActivPanel

The updated display from Promethean features externally accessible, upgradeable Android platform CPU and access to more than 500,000 apps.

California Virtual Academies to be Audited by State Controller

California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction has contracted with the state’s highest-ranking accountant to conduct an audit of California Virtual Academies (CAVA), a network of 14 online charter schools that enrolls about 15,000 students.

Alive Studios to Launch Augmented Reality Storybook for Elementary Students

Alive Studios, which creates supplemental reading and math materials for students in grades preK-3, is introducing its first augmented reality children's storybook.

Visionaries: A Spotlight on ISTE 2016 Keynote Speakers

This year's conference will feature three keynote presentations focusing on topics ranging from STEM to social justice to innovative teaching practices.

Samsung Unveils Notebook 7 spin

Samsung has launched the Samsung Notebook 7 spin, a new laptop designed for multimedia devotees looking for a versatile device that can grow to meet their changing needs. It will be available beginning June 26.

34 Teachers Will Attend Smithsonian STEM Academies This Summer

The Dow-CH2M Smithsonian Teacher Scholar Program, designed to help teachers develop skills in science, technology, engineering and math education, will bring 34 teachers from five states to Washington, D.C., this summer to participate in professional development academies at the Smithsonian.

NASBE Report Provides Recommendations for States Adopting Computer Science Standards

The latest policy update from NASBE outlines what states need to consider as they adopt standards for computer science instruction, highlighting several promising efforts.

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