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.


New Edition of Camp Wonderopolis Focuses on Health and Fitness

The free, online summer learning camp offers 42 interactive learning modules for kids and families.

Apple Launches Swift Playgrounds App to Teach Kids to Code

The app uses an interactive interface to helps kids explore Swift, Apple’s programming language.

Teachers Dive into Deep-Sea Exploration with STEM Nautilus Program

A non-profit organization dedicated to ocean exploration has teamed up for a second year with an oil and gas company to deliver training to teachers on how to engage their students in related STEM topics.

Kensington Debuts Security Charging Cabinet

The AC12 Security Charging Cabinet offers capacity and recharging for up to 12 mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and Chromebooks 14 inches and smaller.

SETDA Partners With 10 Ed Tech Startups

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has selected the startup companies that will take part in its fourth annual Emerging Private Sector Partners program.

Curriculum Crafter Joins NWEA Content Provider Program

Curriculum Crafter, a cloud-based curriculum planning tool, has joined the Northwest Evaluation Association's Instructional Content Provider program, which was created to help teachers find learning resources aligned to student results from the Measures of Academic Progress assessment.

Report: Small Subgroup of Parents Opt Students out of Standardized Tests, Majority Support Them

In the 2014-15 school year, a small but distinct group of parents opted out of standardized testing for their children. However, the majority of the general public opposes opting children out, according to a new report from Educational Testing Service.

Virginia District Explores MinecraftEDU as Learning Platform

A Virginia school district has just finished up its second year of testing out the use of Minecraft in multiple schools and grade levels.

Ed Tech Companies Explore Impact of Digital Content in Personalized Learning

An education technology accelerator is working with an ed tech company to collaborate on a project to understand how teachers and students interact with digital content and whether that personalization makes a difference on student engagement.

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