K-12 Technology News

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Google's New Edu Features Boost Accessibility, Differentiation, Collaboration, and Security

Google for Education has unveiled a host of new features and integrations at ISTELive 23 happening this week in Philadelphia, all aimed at amplifying teacher impact and improving student outcomes, the company said on its blog.

Data from 60K Incidents in Spring 2023 Shows Usage Trends for School Incident Reporting

A new School Safety Trends: 2023 Spring Term report from incident response technology provider Centegix illustrates how schools are using the company’s mobile panic button solution on campuses nationwide.

Data and Information Security Take the Spotlight at the Tech Tactics in Education Conference

The agenda for the 2023 Tech Tactics in Education conference has been revealed. The inaugural event will offer five tracks — two for K–12, two for higher education, and one for both — spotlighting data and IT security in the "new now."

Avantis Partners with EdGate to Align Eduverse VR Lessons with State Standards

Through a new partnership with EdGate, Avantis Education is working to align its 400-plus virtual reality lessons for K–12 classrooms to meet state standards in science, social studies, and English Language Arts, in time for Fall 2023 semester, according to a news release.

Snapshot: IoT Malware Jumps 700%

ABI Research released a startling statistic: Malware targeting IoT devices climbed 700% during the pandemic.

Amplio Launches Speech-Language Innovation Grant Program; Deadline to Apply is July 28

Special education services and compliance software provider Amplio Learning has opened applications for its new Speech-Language Innovation Grant program, which will award over $500,000 in services to 15 K–12 school districts’ special education programs, according to a news release.

Funds For Learning Invites E-rate Applicants to Participate in Annual Survey by June 30

E-rate compliance services provider Funds For Learning is holding its 13th annual survey for E-rate applicants through June 30, 2023, and is seeking participation from K–12 school IT and cybersecurity leaders.

PowerSchool Adding Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to Performance Matters and LearningNav

Cloud-based software provider PowerSchool today unveiled a new integration with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service that, starting this fall, will give PowerSchool subscribers access to OpenAI’s large language models within the Performance Matters and LearningNav solutions, which are part of PowerSchool’s Personalized Learning Cloud.

Territorium is First in U.S. to Earn CLR 2 and Open Badges 3 Certifications

Ed tech provider Territorium has become the first U.S. company to earn certifications in CLR 2.0 and Open Badges 3.0 from 1EdTech, furthering its mission to standardize digital credentials — or “comprehensive learner records” — that are easily shared between digital wallets, the company said.

1EdTech's TrustEd Apps Management Suite Tops 10K; New Product Certification Coming

Software interoperability advocates at 1EdTech have unveiled key updates and milestones for its TrustEd Apps Management Suite, including plans for a new TAMS product certification and the growth of TAMS to more than 10,000 ed tech solutions either certified or vetted by 1EdTech, according to a news release.

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