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.
Center for Responsive Schools has expanded its professional development courses to include middle school educators.
The newly formed Foundation for Blended and Online Learning has released information on its grant, scholarship and research programs.
BloomBoard, a professional development platform for educators, has launched a new site that combines curated collections of learning resources with micro-credentials.
Stanford University's Project for Education research That Scales has partnered with ClassDojo in an effort to bring "growth mindset" to millions of students across the country.
Most teachers in the United States are more worried about the potential for technology in the classroom to distract students than they are about privacy and security, according to a new survey from Instructure. Respondents also said, however, that they are optimistic about technology's potential to improve learning outcomes, increase access to education and boost the efficiency with which it's delivered.
Panasonic has introduced a new laser phosphor projector that officials believe will be most suitable for mid-sized classrooms with about 50 students.
California's Thacher School is installing a 676,139-watt solar power system, thanks to the school's senior class gift and additional funding from a foundation.
Forty-eight local education authorities in Georgia have won more than $8.2 million through the state's Connections for Classrooms grant program.
There's been a twist in the fate of the education edition of Minecraft. Microsoft has acquired MinecraftEdu from TeacherGaming and announced that it would be offering a more expanded set of features.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A recent "technology integration showcase" gave in-service and experienced teachers at an Arizona school the chance to share what they'd learned from their experiences of learning how to integrate technology into their classrooms. The event was the culmination of a grant-funded program focused on teacher candidates attending Arizona State University's Teachers College.
- By Dian Schaffhauser