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.

VEX Robotics Intros Educator Certifications

VEX Robotics is launching a professional development program to train teachers on how to use the company’s robotics products.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of November 4, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

K-12 Cybersecurity Attacks Mounting

A study of data available from various security incident-tracking resources found that there have been 301 reported cybersecurity attacks against schools so far this year, compared to just 124 in 2018.

Google Funds Bay Area STEM Initiative

The nonprofit Kapor Center is launching the Rising STEM Scholars Initiative to provide low income students and students of color opportunities to take AP courses in math, science and computer science.

Using Technology to Inspire Creativity Boosts Student Outcomes

Teachers who encourage their students to become more creative with online tools can promote more student engagement, according to a new report from Gallup.

Concerns Over Homework Gap Hinder Technology Adoption

More educators want to be trained on how to incorporate technology into their daily teaching practices, but a new report from Project Tomorrow shows that they are concerned how their students will be able to access those tools outside the classroom

Nation's Report Card Shows Steady Scores in Math, Dip in Reading

The vast wealth of data that is the "Nation's Report Card" showed that average math scores stayed steady across states for fourth and eighth graders in this year's round of testing by the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) compared to scores in 2017.

How Teens Consume Digital Media

A new survey from Common Sense finds young people are watching twice as many online videos every day than they did four years ago.

KinderLab Intros Robotics Course for Homeschoolers

The KIBO Home Robotics Course gives home educators and caregivers a new way to introduce coding and robotics to young children without using computers or screen time.

How Teachers Use Technology to Enrich Learning Experiences

Creating opportunities to engage with primary source documents and virtual labs can provide students with more valuable learning experiences in the classroom, according to a new report.

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