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.

Florida School Revamps Classroom to Study Best Active Learning Practices

A classroom at a Gainesville, FL, research school is part of a Steelcase-funded study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Survey: Late Nights Online Affecting Behavior and Academic Performance, Worrying Parents

The majority of parents have found their kids using social media or browsing the Internet when they were supposed to be sleeping and parents are worried that the lack of sleep is causing their kids to be more irritable and less able to concentrate on schoolwork, according to the results of a new survey.

Alaska District Expands Teacher Evaluator Use After Pilot Program

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is now using Rediker Software’s Teacher Evaluator app in 22 of its schools.

LittleBits Opens Up Access to Kits in Educational Settings

The maker of kits with electronic building blocks hopes to make its products more accessible to teachers and students.

OpenEd Assesses 'Most Effective' Online Learning Resources

Animated flashcards and sub-two-minute videos turn out to be the most effective online resources for K-12 against all other common options. That's the finding determined by OpenEd, which recently studied the data generated from the results of assessments given to students who used its free online resources for educational purposes.

Report: Global Device Market To Contract in 2015

Global device shipments will fall to 2.4 billion units in 2015, a drop of about 1 percent compared to 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Collaborative To Plot Pathways for Women of Color in STEM

A consortium of 10 colleges and universities and nine non-profits is taking on the challenge of getting more women and girls of color involved in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Versal Brings Mobile Functionality to E-Learning Software

Ed tech company Versal has added mobile functionality to its online course authoring tool, allowing users of Android and iOS devices to access courses and via a new mobile player.

Earth To Serve as Living Lab in K-12 Digital Learning Platform

By fall 2016 a new digital learning platform will be introduced that sets up the Earth as a "living laboratory."

Do-it-Yourself Game-Based Content Authoring Tool Set To Launch

Muzzy Lane Software is introducing its new set of tools that will let educators create their own games for their students in beta release and eventually wider distribution.