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.


Solar Energy Kit Recognized as a Top New Product

The KidWind Solar Energy Exploration Kit and the Investigating Solar Energy lab book have led Vernier Software & Technology to win another award from Tech & Learning.

Texas District Taps LTE to Provide Home Broadband Access for Students

The Pasadena Independent School District will deploy an LTE broadband network for students to access the internet from home in an effort to close performance and homework gaps.

LearnZillion 'Dream Team' Teachers Create Lessons with Reach

An education technology company that delivers free standards-based instructional lessons and videos to teachers that have been created by other teachers has identified its sixth "dream team."

Education Elements Launches Platform to Manage Personalized Learning Initiatives

Education Elements is launching Touchpoint, a new tool designed to support districts as they manage personalized learning initiatives.

D2L Updates Brightspace LMS with New Virtual Classroom Tools

D2L has unveiled the Autumn16 release of its Brightspace learning management system, which includes new tools for personalized learning and assessment of soft skills.

Report: Device Type Proliferation Poses Problems

Last year, when an MDR survey asked curriculum directors to rate the various factors that influenced their buying decisions for digital instruction, the one that surfaced above all others was compatibility with multiple computing devices, chosen by 62 percent of respondents. No wonder. A multiplicity of devices proliferates on the school campus, especially in an era of rising acceptance for bring-your-own-device.

North Kansas City Schools Adopts New College Preparation Platform

The North Kansas City School District will deploy a new mobile- and web-based platform to help its 6,000 students prepare for and find the right two- and four-year colleges.

Free Online Assessment Evaluates a School's Technology Needs

An educational technology consulting firm has created a 20-question online assessment tool it says will help schools and school districts determine if they are prepared to support the technology needs of K-12 students.

Teacher Assessment Tools Target Student Cognitive Abilities

As neuroscience works its way into the education vernacular, one company wants to help teachers go broader by performing assessments to monitor the cognitive skills of their students.

D2L Partners with Amazon Web Services

D2L is partnering with Amazon Web Services in an effort to better serve customers and to accelerate expansion and innovation.

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