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.


Principals Sought for STEM Research Leadership Project

The program will use virtual reality and online coaching. The purpose: to help principals improve their abilities to observe, analyze and communicate improvements to classroom instruction, particularly as it relates to access and equity in STEM.

Ready Classroom Mathematics Uses Discourse to Develop Mathematical Thinking

Curriculum Associates has released Ready Classroom Mathematics, a new hybrid print/digital curriculum for K–5 mathematics.

Pearson VUE Tightens ID Verification in Online Testing

Computer-based testing center company Pearson VUE will be embedding new identity verification into its remote testing service.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 1, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Elementary Class Research Adds up to $4K in Energy Savings

Fourth and fifth graders have persuaded their Minnesota school to switch to LED lighting after assessing light usage and expense in a class project. The elementary students in Northfield's Prairie Creek Community School studied lighting and energy use in class for several months, including measuring current usage.

Canvas Practice to Help Teachers in PD

Instructure has released Canvas Practice, a video-based learning tool for use in professional development areas. The program is an addition to the Canvas learning management system, intended for use in teacher training programs.

CoSN Adds 4 New Board Members

CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, announced its new board of directors Wednesday. The organization, which advocates for technology in education and provides resources for K–12 technology leaders, added four new members, including three district IT leaders and a representative from Amazon Web Services.

Students Explore Safety, Environment Uses in 'Drones for Good' Contest

When two teens were dramatically rescued last year from a rip tide off the eastern shore of Australia by a drone dropping a flotation device into the water, it made apparent what drone pilots have been saying for a long time: Drones have multiple practical uses.

SETDA Gets New Executive Director

Former head Tracy Weeks recently left the organization to join learning management system company Instructure.

5G to Propel Resurgence in Smart Phone Growth

Smart phones will continue to decline for the third straight year in 2019, but the advent of 5G will help propel mobile device growth at least through 2023, according to a new market forecast.

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