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.


Nureva Adds Screen Sharing to Span Classroom Collaboration Software

Nureva, a collaboration solutions company, had added screen sharing capabilities within its Span collaboration system designed for classrooms, ahead of the ISTE 2017 conference.

Report: Google Gaining in U.S. Classrooms, Apple's iOS Slipping

Google is gaining a stronghold in United States classrooms, with Chrome OS expanding its presence on school computers, while Apple’s iOS has been on the decline since the first quarter of 2015 among students and teachers. These are some of the findings in Kahoot!’s first-ever EdTrends Report.

Stuck in a Portable Classroom? Here's How to Make the Best of It

Every day in the U.S., hundreds of thousands of teachers go to work in portable classrooms. These teachers and their students face challenges such as limited space and difficult access to bathrooms. Here, a principal and a district director of technology share their solutions for making sure that every student in every type of classroom has equal access to quality education.

GoGuardian Updates Filtering Tool with Context Awareness, Smart Alerts

GoGuardian, a company that provides Chromebook management tools for schools, has updated GoGuardian Admin, its web filtering and analytics tool, with features designed to improve online student behavior and facilitate personalized learning.

Edmentum Updates Study Island, Courseware, Exact Path

Edmentum, a provider of online learning tools, has updated Study Island, Courseware and Exact Path in an effort to improve standards alignment, student performance monitoring, reporting and more.

MATE Center to Host Underwater Robotics Competition

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Missouri District-Led Program Expands Tuition-Free Summer School Courses

A program originally created by Grandview R-2 School District called the Missouri Online Summer Institute is offering more than 100 free summer school courses for students in grades 7-12 this summer, with newly added career and technical education and Advanced Placement courses.

New Tool Makes Learning 'Gameful'

A "gameful" learning tool created at the University of Michigan is now available for purchase by K–12 schools and universities across the country.

Research: Boys Say They're More Likely to Pursue STEM Careers Than Girls

Teenage boys say they are more likely to pursue STEM careers than girls, according to research recently published by nonprofit Junior Achievement and professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young). More than one-third (36 percent) of boys surveyed said they would pursue STEM careers in the future, versus only 11 percent of girls.

Micro:bit Foundation Brings Small-Board Computer to United States and Canada Classrooms

The Micro:bit Educational Foundation in the United Kingdom has opened up availability for its micro:bit small-board computer to education customers in the United States and Canada

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