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.

Louisiana School District Benefits from E-Rate Discount

A Louisiana school district that used to restrict access to the internet because its service wasn’t strong enough is now completely online and preparing for an ambitious 1-to-1 initiative by 2020, thanks to federal E-rate funds.

Free Class Management Program Gets Simplified Interface, New Communications Tools

Web-based classroom management tool Chalkup has been redesigned with a simplified interface and enhancements for students and teachers. Chalkup provides chat, messaging, discussion boards and other social tools as an alternative to more structured learning management and collaboration systems.

Charter STEM Schools Growing in Nevada

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV) is a free public charter school that emphasizes science, technology and math. Coral Academy's students take college-prep courses with an emphasis on advanced placement classes and compete in numerous engineering and science fairs, robotics tournaments and math and science contests, regionally and nationally.

South Carolina School Districts Access Digital Literacy Tools

The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and Department of Education have partnered with Learning.com to offer free access to digital literacy tools to South Carolina schools and districts.

Shmoop Expands ACT Prep Resources

Shmoop has beefed up its test preparation resources for the ACT exam in response to increased use of the test for college entrance and even high school graduation requirements.

Eduwizards Debuts Live Tutoring App

Eduwizards.com has launched a new app designed to put students in touch with tutors in seconds at any time of day or receive answers to questions within minutes.

Interactive Lesson Platform Aims to Support Digital Classrooms

An updated interactive lesson platform from NextLesson offers thousands of standards-aligned lessons with easy-to-use features for teachers and students.

Gaming Startup Deploys STEM Initiatives in 223 Schools

GameSalad has introduced its STEM-based education initiatives, reaching more than 6,700 students.

High School Researchers Vie for Scholarships in Siemens Math, Science, Tech Competition

This year's event is coming up on a crucial deadline: All individual and student teams need to have their research reports and related materials turned in by Sept. 20.

VR to Drive Widespread Adoption of 360 Degree Cameras

360-degree cameras allow users to shoot spherical videos and still images, which can be shared on services like Facebook and YouTube and experienced as virtual reality using a phone, tablet or dedicated VR headset.

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