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.


Montana State Invites Middle Schoolers to STEM Camp Celebrating Moon Landing

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, a Montana university will be hosting a free, five-day summer camp for middle schoolers interested in STEM.

RepRap Recyclebot Turns Plastic into 3D Filament for $700

An open source project at Michigan Technological University can turn waste plastic into high-quality 3D printing filament.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 8, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Report: Charter Middle Schools Don’t Improve College Outcomes

A new report from the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance finds students in charter middle schools didn’t have any signs of increased academic achievement when it comes to earning college degrees compared to their peers.

STEM Micro Campus: Middle School Converts Computer Lab into Innovation Space

The lab is used for robotics, coding and computer aided drawing and design lessons, as part of a "STEM micro campus" within the school.

Esports Scholarship Focuses on Sports Medicine, Gamer Wellbeing

Hyperice is collaborating with University of California, Irvine to create a scholarship program for esports for non-players.

New Series Scrutinizes Instructional Practices with the Research Behind Them

A new series of "bite-sized" monthly articles from the Learning Accelerator is examining learning science of various instructional practices. The Learning Accelerator is a nonprofit that promotes professional development for teachers and site leaders to help them learn how to use personalized learning to improve education.

Friendly Robot Helps Autistic Kids Practice Social Skills

A Missouri district has gone public with its use of a robot specifically designed to work with autistic students. Moberly School District in Missouri has adopted Milo from RoboKind for use in K-2 classes.

Diversity Lacking in K–12 Technology Leadership

Across all K–12 institutions in the United States, public and private, 93 percent of technology leaders are white, and 72 percent are male.

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Brings Coding and Robotics to the Middle School Classroom

LEGO Education today revealed SPIKE Prime, a hands-on classroom robotics and coding system for grades 6–8.

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