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.
As part of its YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft has teamed with nine of its hardware partners to deliver a special pricing program on devices for schools. The devices are designed to be compliant with Common Core testing requirements and start at less than $300.
The new version of the collaborative learning software features a new Text Pen, math software powered by GeoGebra and other tools for teachers and students.
- By Christopher Piehler
Two states that received Race to the Top grant funding from the federal government are the latest states that have received permission to amend their projects.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to more than 1,400 of its children's trade titles.
Eduplanet21 is launching a new feature for educators, personal learning networks, designed to help them improve their teaching and learning environments.
The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education has unveiled plans to launch its first online doctorate degree.
Microsoft Bing’s school-friendly search, Bing in the Classroom, is now open to all eligible K-12 schools in the United States. Previously, the program was only in limited pilot.
- By Stephen Noonoo
The University of Washington's Center for Game Science has been testing an adaptive game-based platform that is showing promise in promoting mastery of algebra concepts among students in grades K-12.
LMS provider Instructure has launched EduAppCenter.com, an open resource Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) catalog that lets users incorporate more than 130 education apps into their own LMS or education environment.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Booneville School District in Mississippi has implemented Chromebooks and iPad Minis for all 1,300 K-12 students and 90 teachers, along with new wireless infrastructure to support the devices.