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.

Free Mixed Reality App Teaches Magnetic Field

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

Impero Launches App to Enhance Public Safety Communications

The EdAware app gives school staff more flexibility to record and report concerns about student safety.

OpenSciEd Releases OER MS Science Curriculum

OpenSciEd is rolling out one of the first curricula that both aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and, as an open science education resource, is free.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of September 23, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Dumpster Data Breach Drives District to Dissect Disposal Details

As an elementary school was being closed down in Wisconsin, student records were pitched into a dumpster. The discovery led Oshkosh Area School District to activate its data breach protocol.

Supporting Early Childhood Data Governance Policies

A new resource from the Early Childhood Data Collaborative looks into how state policymakers can support efforts to make more educated investments in early childhood programs through solidifying data governance bodies in each state.

School Districts Upgrade to WiFi 6

Hamilton Southeastern Schools and Octorara Area School District are two early adopters of WiFi 6 hardware to improve their wireless network capabilities.

Grant to Fund More Research into Ed Tech Best Practices

The Jefferson Education Exchange has received a $400,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to extend the nonprofit’s efforts to find ways for schools to share information about their experiences using education technology tools.

Free Chrome Plugin Pinpoints Non-Accessible Web Content

A new plugin for Google Chrome helps users identify web content that isn't accessible. The uTester Developer Plugin from User1st specifically highlights content that doesn't comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

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