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.


TES Survey Finds Teachers Want Mobile-Friendly Resources

The company surveyed more than 1,000 teachers on what they want from digital resources and how open educational resources impact their work.

Reach Higher Career App Challenge Selects Grand Prize Winner

The CTE-focused challenge selected an app that uses a game-based approach to help middle and high school students discover career opportunities.

Silverback Learning Solutions Launches Professional Development Platform

The company launched Teacher Vitae, a SaaS-based personalized, professional learning platform for teachers and administrators.

Age-Based, Grade-Level System Ignores Huge Numbers of Over-Achieving Students

While this country puts a lot of attention on students not achieving at the proficiency level, plenty of focus might be better directed on students who are performing ahead of age-based, grade-level standards.

Newsela Rolls Out Non-Fiction Library

The library includes primary source material and historical documents and offers adapted versions for learners at various reading levels.

MyStemKits Releases Library of 3D Printing Projects

The library features nearly 100 kits that offer standards-aligned projects for K–12 classrooms.

U.S. K–12 Teachers Reluctant to Integrate Social Media in Classrooms

Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) of American K–12 teachers have not integrated social media into their classrooms, and the majority (62 percent) indicate that they do not plan to do so, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey of teachers nationwide.

New K-12 Digital Collection Delivers History Sources to Students

School libraries will have the opportunity to supply digital source content to history and social studies students without teachers or media specialists having to compile it themselves.

Kids-Tech Launches Elementary Classes Using VR, Drones and 3D Printing

Kids-Tech, an Atlanta-based ed tech company, has launched Tech Class, a year-long program for elementary school kids designed to help build a foundation of knowledge in technology. The weekly classes cover 3D printing, app building, drones and virtual reality.

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