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.


Disney-Backed littleBits Unveils Coding Kit

New York-based hardware startup littleBits, known for its electronic building blocks and for being part of the Disney Accelerator program, has unveiled a new kit that teaches students in grades 3 to 8 how to code.

Report: Smartphone Market to Make a Comeback in 2017

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to rebound with single-digit growth, according to technology research firm International Data Corporation. Android devices will comprise a majority share of the smartphone market, followed by Apple and Microsoft in third place, with smartphone shipments forecast to reach 1.53 billion units in 2017.

Virtual Schools Market in North America Expected to Grow 13% per Year Through 2021

The virtual schools market in North America is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 13 percent from 2017 to 2021, according to a new report by market research firm Technavio.

A Year After Law Passed, NJ School Buses Still Don't Have Safety Monitors

More than a year after a law was signed requiring them, child-detection sensors are still not installed on most new school buses in New Jersey because regulations on how to implement it have not been approved.

Chromebooks Surge in Schools as Apple Slides

Google's Chromebooks gained a majority share of the K–12 mobile device market in the last year, pushing back Apple's iPad even further, while Microsoft Windows devices held steady in second place. Overall, the K–12 mobile device market saw double-digit growth in device shipments.

1 Million Interactive Flat Panels Sell in 2016

Interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) did well in the education and corporate markets last year, selling one million units in 2016, according to a recent report by market research firm Futuresource Consulting.

Curriculum Associates Launches Online Portal With 600-Plus Math Resources

The new Ready Central hub supplies training videos, implementation tips, planning tools, best practices examples and more resources that support a blended core learning program.

2 Arts Groups Launch Research Project on How Art Museums Impact K–12 Students

Can a single visit to an art museum impact the minds and hearts of K–12 students? That is the question on the minds of a couple of national arts organizations as they launch a national research project aimed at determining the cognitive and emotional values of art museum field trips.

Turning Technologies Adds Online Capabilities for Assessment Software, Expands LMS Integrations

The latest version of ExamView has been completely redesigned, offering brand-new online testing capabilities, expanded learning management system integrations, comprehensive clicker support and more features.

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