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.


LMS Launches 35 Courses in Science, Math, ELA, Social Studies

The courses are the most recent development between partners itslearning and Gooru and the first phase of integrating 1.7 million high-quality resources and 14,000 collections from Gooru into the itslearning LMS platform. The courses offer assessments and can be customized to support varied instructional models, such as blended learning or project-based learning.

Google.org Commits $50 Million for Education Nonprofits

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google that supports education technology initiatives, has committed $50 million over the next two years to support nonprofits that are using technology to help tackle problems impacting education globally.

eScholar myTrack Expands Granular Access to Education Data

Education technology company eScholar has released a new edition of its cloud-based data management and reporting platform for student improvement.

Chinese Robotics Startup Wins Two Awards for Excellence in Product Design

Makeblock, a DIY and STEM education robotics construction company, has received the Red Dot Award 2017 for product design for two products: Airblock, a modular and programmable drone designed for STEM education; and Neuron, a programmable building blocks platform that teaches kids gadget building.

Duolingo Releases Flashcard App

Duolingo, the company behind the game that helps people learn new languages, has released a new program for helping students and others use and create flashcards. Tinycards is intended to help users "memorize anything for free, forever."

Research: Let's Move STEM Learning Earlier

According to a new research project, children who engage in scientific activities at an early age (between birth and age 8) develop positive attitudes toward science, build up their STEM "vocabularies" and do better at problem solving, meeting challenges and acquiring new skills.

8 Districts Named 'Great' for Teachers

What does it take to be considered a "great district" by the teachers who work there? "Substantial" salaries help, as does ample professional development and coaching that are tailored to the individual educators and include ample team planning time.

Classroom Management Program Adds Teacher-Controlled Browsing

Sergeant Laboratories, which specializes in creating security and compliance programs, has enhanced its school product, AristotleInsight::K12, with "teacher controlled browsing."

Waco ISD Extends In-Class STEM Instruction for Pre-K Students

Waco Independent School District (Waco, TX) has extended the amount of class time spent teaching STEM topics to its pre-K students from two minutes to an average of 36 minutes per day.

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