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.
Sharpstown High School students were introduced to Atkins Nutrition’s VR game, Sugar Goggles, which takes players through the human body. The VR game was made to educate students early on how to make healthy choices when it comes to food in a fun, engaging way.
New data from a survey of more than 37,000 educators revealed that first-year teachers aren't using tech in the classroom as much as their more experienced colleagues even though they have a higher opinion of their own technological abilities.
Digital Promise has selected four schools for its filmMAKER Challenge, a contest supported by Chevron that asked students to reinvent an everyday product into something "more sustainable, beautiful or accessible," and submit a short documentary about their experience. California, Pennsylvania and Virginia schools were chosen and will present the winning projects at upcoming Maker Faires.
For educators, Twitter can be a distraction or a gold mine of resources. The school management software company Fedena has put together a handy, helpful graphic that offers 26 effective ways to use Twitter for teachers and educators.
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded Measured Progress a six-year contract for its Maryland High School Assessments (MHSA) in science and government.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants students to post questions about education to his Facebook page either now or during a live Facebook chat Thursday morning.
A tool used by more than 2.5 million people worldwide to create forms and publish them online has been improved to allow users to build forms via mobile devices.
A controlled study involving 73 schools and more than 37,000 students found that early warning systems can have a statistically significant positive impact on student outcomes in K–12 schools, even when those systems are not used to their full potential.
Thousands of elementary students from across the United States are expected to travel virtually to Washington state’s Penrose Point and Lime Kiln Point state parks in May to see orcas and other aquatic life in their natural habitats through Journey to the Parks, a series of high-tech distance learning experiences.
VitalSource's interactive e-book authoring platform is getting a few more features.