K-12 Technology News

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Earth To Serve as Living Lab in K-12 Digital Learning Platform

By fall 2016 a new digital learning platform will be introduced that sets up the Earth as a "living laboratory."

Do-it-Yourself Game-Based Content Authoring Tool Set To Launch

Muzzy Lane Software is introducing its new set of tools that will let educators create their own games for their students in beta release and eventually wider distribution.

Virtual Field Trip Platform Connects Teachers with STEM Experts

A company that connects educators with industry experts for in-class virtual sessions has just added a new company to its roster.

Carnegie Mellon Students Release Ed Software for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Carnegie Mellon University students have released two new, free educational software products intended to help students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

1,500 Georgia Families To Get Ed Tablets with Low-Cost Internet Service

A low-cost Internet service delivered by Cox may also now come with a tablet loaded with educational software for low-income families in Georgia.

Microsoft Program Pushes CS Team-Teaching

It's the giving season for Microsoft, and schools are, as usual, at the top of the receiving list. The company announced a three-year $75 million commitment to expand access to computer science education for young people.

U Phoenix To Offer Online Doctoral Program for Ohio Educators

The University of Phoenix will now offer a special doctorate in education specifically for teachers in Ohio.

Teq Adds On-Demand Instructional Support to PD Platform

Teq has updated its online professional development platform with "Instructional Support Now," a new feature that allows teachers to connect with the company's PD team instantly via video chat, along with other upgrades.

Survey Reveals Students' Mobile Device Preferences

While 8 in 10 high school students in a Harris Poll said that they own a smartphone. the largest number (38 percent) said they prefer laptops and Chromebooks for learning.