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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.


Kentucky District Teams with University to Host Esports Tournament

According to the organizers, this is the first student-focused esports event to take place in the region. It will draw competitors from both college and high school.

3D Scanners: High-End Features Trickling Down to Entry-Level Devices

3D scanners are expected to see explosive growth in the next few years. The devices allow users to scan real-world objects to convert them into 3D models for a range of purposes, including 3D printing.

2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Opens

Discovery Education and 3M have opened the 2020 Young Scientist Challenge, an annual competition that calls on students in grades 5–8 to create a short video explaining “the science behind an idea aimed at solving a problem that positively impacts them, their school, family or community.”

Gale to Bring Udemy Online Courses to Libraries

Shortly, a partnership between Gale and Udemy will launch, bringing learning video content from Udemy to public libraries. "Gale Presents: Udemy" will provide library patrons with access to 3,500 on-demand video courses in 75 different topics from Udemy's business collection.

New Online Certificate Program to Teach Educators How to Use Tech in the Classroom

Beginning this fall, people in education can pursue a certificate in how to use technology in the classroom. The new online "Advanced Education Technology Certificate Program" is being launched by the University of Michigan School of Education, which worked with the university's Center for Academic Innovation to develop the learning experience.

Kaltura Buys Newrow

Recently, Kaltura announced that it has purchased Newrow, which provides functionality for developing and managing virtual classrooms, online courses and webinars.

E-rate FAQ: FCC Releases New Rules for Ed Tech Funding

Here are the ed tech funding updates that E-rate applicants will need to know for funding year 2020 and beyond.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of January 27, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Research Finds Supplemental Content for High School ELA Not Worth Using

A recent report from the Thomas Fordham Institute found that lessons acquired through Teachers Pay Teachers and similar sites aren't worth using.

SXSW EDU Primed to Set Education Innovation Agenda for 2020

The thing about SXSW EDU, an event unlike any other in the education segment, is that you just don't know who's going to show up or what they're going to say.

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