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.

Global E-Learning Market in Steep Decline, Report Says

The worldwide self-paced e-learning market is declining at a precipitous rate, according to a recent report released by Ambient Insight Research, a Washington-based market research firm.

TeacherPlanBook Launches, Offers Educators Ability to Collaborate Online

TeacherPlanBook has recently launched, aiming to replace the antiquated paper scheduler with a modern-day tool that allows educators to collaborate online.

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.

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.

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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