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.
The Perris Union School District in Riverside County, CA, is partnering with Story2, a New York-based ed tech company, to help students write authentic college admission essays.
Tablet shipments will drop for the second straight year, dipping 9.6 percent below 2015 totals, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp., and will face another down year in 2017 before rebounding slightly in 2018 on the strength of detachables.
The best jobs for Generation Z will include computer and information systems analyst, information security analyst and software developer, according to a new report by CareerCast, a national job search site.
The National Science Foundation recognized software that translates dance moves to a computer avatar, teaching students basic computational skills.
Planet3, a year-old company that has developed a new digital platform intended to use the Earth as a "living laboratory" will undergo pilot testing at 25 middle schools in six school districts in Nevada this fall as part of an early adopter pilot program.
Turnitin has extended a partnership with College Board in a move that will connect its writing tools with programs such as SpringBoard to promote effective student writing practice.
Moodle has introduced new fee-based packaging versions of its cloud-based learning management system intended specifically for K-12 schools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Shipments of virtual reality devices will expand by more than 2,400 percent this year according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.
New Mexico is ending support for its current statewide LMS, Blackboard, by the end of the month and is replacing it with Brightspace, created by Canadian software company D2L.
The Poudre School District in Fort Collins, CO has deployed a suite of software in an effort to support its Digital Innovation Pathways initiative.