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.


Alaska School Deploys Passive Optical LAN

Grace Christian School, a K-12 school in Anchorage, AK, has upgraded to a passive optical local area network (LAN) to provide increased bandwidth and reliable connectivity for the school's 60 teachers and 600 students.

Pennsylvania District Turns to Outside Help To Prep 1-to-1 Devices

When a district in Pennsylvania faced the prospect of sending students from one of its middle schools in three directions while an extensive mold mitigation project replaced its facilities, the district chose to outfit the students with Chromebooks for digital learning.

Google Expeditions Takes Students on VR Tours of Great Barrier Reef, Buckingham Palace

Google has added two new virtual reality tours to its Google Expeditions Pioneer Program, a VR platform designed specifically for classroom use and available free for schools.

NCSC, Breakthrough Technologies Unveil Alternate Assessment Platform

The National Center and State Collaborative and Breakthrough Technologies have developed an online delivery platform for a new alternate assessment program for students with cognitive disabilities.

Aerohive Debuts HiveSchool

Aerohive Networks has introduced HiveSchool, the company's new, free connected learning application for K-12 classrooms.

Report: Education Tech Spending on the Rise

Spending for education technology is up this school year, continuing a rise that started last year following three years of recession thrift.

Tablets to See Slow Resurgence

Tablet sales declined substantially in 2015, but they aren't down for good, according to one market research firm. Nevertheless, their short-term growth will be slower than previously expected.

Epson Unveils Projectors Designed for Use With Smart Whiteboards

Epson has introduced three new projectors designed to be integrated with Smart Technologies' interactive whiteboards.

Videotel Debuts Digital Signage Media Player with Scheduling, Interactivity

Digital signage company Videotel has released an "industrial-grade" media player that includes a built-in scheduler.

Soundtrap Releases Education Edition for Online Music Collaboration

An application that allows students to collaborate on making music and doing audio recording is getting an education treatment, including integration with Google's learning management system.

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