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.
A new VR editor designed for tablet-use from ThingLink offers a way for teachers and students to create interactive content.
ClassFlow, the free, next-generation lesson delivery software, has partnered with four digital content developers to provide teachers with expanded access to the latest innovative, immersive and interactive educational content.
A new version of Samsung Gear 360 can capture video in 4K resolution and live-stream in 2K resolution. The new product is also compatible with iOS devices, Macs, Windows and more Android devices, making it easier to create, share and stream virtual reality content.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a multinational professional services company, is launching “Access Your Potential,” a five-year, $320 million commitment that will focus on providing tools, training and mentorship to students, educators and guidance counselors across the United States, with the goal of closing the opportunity, education and skills gaps.
The MakerMinded digital platform will connect Ohio students to advanced manufacturing learning experiences. Teachers and students can participate in STEM-related activities, while competing against other participating schools.
This week at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in Los Angeles, Pasco Scientific is unveiling the third edition of “Essential Physics,” a deeply digital curriculum that brings physics concepts to life in ways that text and static images cannot.
The grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau has launched a new, free website to introduce students to STEM careers.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Among the many recommendations: working with community colleges and K-12 to "ensure smoother transitions and a more cohesive K-16 learning experience."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently allocated $600,000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools in and technical centers to revamp career and technical education (CTE) programs.
Charri Stratton, director of instructional technology for Putnam City Schools in Oklahoma City, OK, has plenty of experience with mobile carts and their incorporation into classrooms. Stratton oversaw the deployment of the 15,000 iPads and about 375 mobile carts, and has witnessed teachers using the carts in creative ways.