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.


Q & A With Art Educator Marcia Osterink

Marcia Osterink is a Southern California arts teacher and the creator of Arts Attack, an award-winning art curriculum designed for K-8 that’s available on DVD and streamable online.

itslearning LMS Integrates to Microsoft Office 365, G-Suite Cloud Apps

The itslearning learning management system (LMS) has increased integration to popular cloud apps like Microsoft’s Office 365 and Google’s G-Suite, enabling users to more easily add cloud files from these plattform into courses, assignments, the itslearning library and other features within the LMS.

Texas High School Tests Out Health VR Game

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.  

First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers

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.

California, Pennsylvania, Vermont Schools Win filmMAKER Challenge

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 Vermont schools were chosen and will present the winning projects at upcoming Maker Faires.

26 Effective Ways to Use Twitter For Teachers and Educators

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.

Maryland ED Awards Measured Progress 6-Year Contract for High School Assessments

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 Governor to Hold Live Facebook Event With State's Children

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.

JotForm Update Allows Users to Create Forms on Mobile Devices

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.

Study: Tech-Enabled Early Warning Systems Can Have Positive Impact on Chronic Absenteeism and Course Failure Rates

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.

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