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.

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.

Researchers Developing Tools to Teach CS to English Learners

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine are launching a program to develop computational curriculum that focuses on the needs of English language learners.

PASCO Adds Google Integrations to Science Gear

PASCO Scientific, which supplies schools with science products, has joined a Google for Education integrated solutions initiative. PASCO said it hopes its participation will improve the efficiency of science learning and classroom experimentation with its gear in schools where Google products are being used.

New Atlanta Area STEM HS Partnering with Local Industry

The Innovation Academy will work with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing in creating a STEM-focused curriculum that uses project-based and team learning, portfolios, certifications, business mentorships and student-created applications and products.