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.

District Deploys Wireless Mic System in Largest Rooms

The equipment included Audio-Technica's fourth-generation 3000 Series microphone wireless systems and AtlasIED's BlueBridge DSP units, power amplifiers and SM12CXT speakers.

Education to Help Drive VR Growth

Education is one of the categories that will help propel the massive growth of virtual reality over the next five years.

Follett Destiny 17.5 Enhances Library and Resource Manager, Adds New Controls for Collections

Follett is releasing Destiny 17.5, an update to its suite for library management, digital content and resource management.

Student Privacy for Educators: FPF Launches Microlearning Video Series

The series touches on the basics of how federal and state privacy laws affect teachers and staff, how to decrease the most common privacy risks and how to improve the transparency of what schools do with student data.

Zenbo the Social Robot Teaches Kids Good Computing Safety Basics

Researchers from the University of Delaware’s College of Education & Human Development and College of Engineering have created "Zenbo," a social robot that can deliver safe computing training to young students.

Free College Explorer Adds Cost Analysis

NWEA has updated a free tool that helps students identify a good college fit for their areas of interest and academic strengths.

Psychology of Tech Institute Teams with GoGuardian to Understand Tech in K–12

The Institute focuses on better understanding the human-technology relationship in order to improve it. Members do research on the factors of technology that shape our attitudes about it and how adoption of tech can change people's lives.

Students Continue Learning Through Coronavirus School Closures with AI-Based Tech

With schools in Asia shuttered in response to the coronavirus outbreak, a UK company has offered its education technology software free to affected students so they can continue taking classes in digital form.

Florida Districts Testing NASEF Esports High School Curriculum

The lessons use esports to teach a variety of career skills. The project, which involves schools in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, is being done in partnership with affiliate Florida Scholastic Esports League (FLSEL), a nonprofit that uses experiential learning to support teenagers and young adults in the state. The curriculum has been credentialed by the state.

Indiana DoE Revamps Education Data Portal to Meet ESSA Requirements

Indiana has launched an education data portal to replace a previous one. INview, which has replaced Compass, was designed to meet federal accountability requirements for transparency under the rules of the state's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.