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.


FreshGrade Intros Social Network for Learning

Ed tech company FreshGrade has introduced FreshGrade Next, a platform that uses the technology of social media to organize and assess learning and allow administrators, teachers, students and families to communicate.

Mentoring Minds Debuts Customizable Assessment Tool

This week at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, education publisher Mentoring Minds introduced Itematica, a tool for building and customizing classroom assessments.

Wonder Workshop Debuts Coding and Robotics Tools

Wonder Workshop's Class Connect is designed to equip educators with online tools that can track student progress with coding and robotics lessons.

Teacher Survey: One-Third of Students' Families Are Hard to Communicate With

The majority of teachers are communicating with parents at least weekly, but a third of families (34 percent) remain "hard to reach and engage" throughout the school year, according to a survey from ClassTag.

Initiative Offers Tech Answers for Rural Districts

CoSN is collaborating with edWeb to address the technology needs of rural school districts through a series of webinars.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of June 24, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

$10,000 Prize Available for Parent-Teacher Communication

Parent engagement app Bloomz is offering $10,000 to one school's parent-teacher association as part of the company's Spring Cleaning giveaway.

Soundtrap and Listenwise Partner for Podcast Professional Development

Soundtrap and Listenwise are collaborating to make it easier for teachers to help students create podcasts.

Microsoft Partners with NASA for Lesson Plans

The Microsoft-NASA collaboration will give students hands-on experiences to think about the considerations that astronauts need to think about when living in space.

5 Tools for Technology Transformation in Schools

A new report from CoSN explores five ways that technology has the ability to accelerate K-12 innovation.

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