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.

Google for Ed Adds Student Reading Soundtrack Service

Booktrack, a company that adds movie-style soundtracks to books, has become a Google for Education partner by offering a free Booktrack Classroom version for schools.

Cricket Media, ThinkCERCA Partner on Literacy Tools

Cricket Media and ThinkCERCA have extended a partnership designed to help improve student literacy.

Florida District Adopts New Tablet-Friendly Math Learning Platform

The Jackson County School District will use Fuel Education’s LearnBop math learning system to align its math studies with new state standards.

California District Upgrades Network To Support 5,000 Devices

A California school district is up and running with a new network and wireless infrastructure.

Canon to Develop 4K LCOS Projector

Coming soon from Canon: a new model in its REALiS series of LCOS projectors that will display video and still images at a resolution of up to 4,096 x 2,400 pixels.

Google Unveils Collaboration Features for Classroom and Docs

The company's free LMS now allows teachers to push websites to a room full of students, and the productivity suite has new templates, tools and capabilities.

Project-Based Learning Gets Project Manager Make-Over

The concept of "project-based learning" is finally getting a foundation built on formal project management principles.

Curriki Debuts 3 OER Math Curricula

Curriki has launched three new supplemental math curricula aligned to the Common Core State Standards and created using 1,422 open educational resources.

Research: 9 in 10 Teachers Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom

Nearly nine of 10 — 87 percent — of teachers have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the University of Phoenix.

P21 Research Series Offers Advice on 21st Century '4Cs'

A national non-profit that promotes the precepts of 21st century learning in K-12 has released a set of reports that examine how to embed the 4 "Cs" into the classroom and assess the impact.