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.


Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Gets New Android Apps, Updates for Photoshop and Dreamweaver

Adobe showcased a plethora of new and upcoming features in the Creative Cloud suite at its Adobe MAX 2016 conference, taking place Nov. 2 to 4 in San Diego, CA.

California Educators’ Online Community Awarded $2.25M to Advanced Personalized Learning Platform

The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation has received a $2.25 million award from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, in an effort to support enhancements to CDEF’s professional learning platform and support the state’s #GoOpen campaign.

Maryland Middle Schools Incorporate Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Montgomery County Public Schools, the largest school district in Maryland, has incorporated digital citizenship education into the middle school curriculum, thanks to a partnership with Common Sense Education.

Free Stanford Platform Delivers Performance Assessment Help

As states have taken over the job of developing their own K-12 assessment systems, many stakeholders have learned how difficult it is to create high quality assessment tools that can measure the complex thinking and authentic learning aspects of 21st century education.

NAEP Science Scores: Younger Students Rack up Gains; Not So Seniors

The Nation's Report Card for science is in, and scores have shown improvement, at least for grades 4 and 8, if not grade 12.

Impact of Devices on Children's Sleep a Major Concern for Researchers

Increased access to and use of mobile digital devices at bedtime among children and teens is a “major public health concern,” according to a recently published meta-analysis by British researchers.

Ed Dept. Launches $680,000 Augmented and Virtual Reality Challenge

The United States Department of Education (ED) has formally kicked off a new competition designed to encourage the development of virtual and augmented reality concepts for education.

New National Council on Digital Convergence Forms, Releases 'State of the Industry' Report

A new National Council on Digital Convergence has formed, and it includes a cross-section of K–12 administrators from urban, suburban and rural school districts from across the Midwest and East Coast. The 10-member council, sponsored by the Denver-based ed tech company Modern Teacher, is also planning to release a “State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence” in the very near future.

NJ School District Implements Personalized, Game-Based Learning

Mount Holly Township Public Schools has adopted Stride, a new, personalized, game-based learning solution from Fuel Education, for the district's elementary school students.

Minecraft: Education Edition Now Out in Full Release

The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available. The latest edition adds new features not seen in the preview release, including a "Classroom Mode."

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