K-12 Technology News

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NSTA Teacher Awards, with $60K in Prizes, Accepting Nominations till Dec. 21, 2022

The National Science Teaching Association is accepting nominations through Dec. 21, 2022, for its annual teacher awards, with grant prizes totaling over $60,000. The awards recognize informal and classroom educators, researchers, new teachers, longtime teachers, and more.

SXSW EDU Unveils First Half of Lineup for 2023; Emphases Include Diversity, Equity, Student Agency, Teacher Retention

SXSW EDU has unveiled nearly half of the lineup for the 2023 event scheduled for March 6–9, 2023, in Austin, featuring topics considered the most pressing in education, the organization said, after more than 1,200 proposals were whittled down by conference organizers and voting through PanelPicker.

D2L Brightspace Creator+ Aims to Simplify Content Creation for Educators

Ed tech provider D2L has released an addon to its Brightspace learning platform. D2L Brightspace Creator+ provides tools for educators to design and create digital course content without the need to know coding and without putting a strain on teachers' time, according to D2L.

New Guide Offers Tips, Case Studies on How to Choose High-Quality Online Teaching, Learning Solutions

As the pandemic’s negative impacts on learning outcomes continues to make headlines in K–12 education and as leaders consider what works and what doesn’t, a new guide from VHS Learning offers research-based help in selecting online learning solutions.

Report Examines School Safety and Threat Response Tech Solutions

Parks Associates has released a new report, “Leveraging Tech to Improve Security and Safety in Schools,” an overview of how technologies utilizing AI and machine learning can initiate a rapid response to a threat situation and how legislation and training can support that goal.

Study Shows Millions of Student Privacy Breaches on Social Media

A 15-year study of 18 million Facebook posts linked to U.S. schools and school districts shows that millions of students have been unintentionally put at risk by identifiable images, names, and locations available to the public.

Apple Rolls Out iPad Learning App Updates, More Resources for Educators

Apple recently announced a number of updates and new resources for K–12 educators, including new instructional resources emphasizing project-based learning, creativity, and collaboration, as well as professional learning opportunities.

Reading Horizons Announces Tech-Enabled Edition of Reading Horizons Discovery

Literacy skills company Reading Horizons has launched a new edition of its multisensory Reading Horizons Discovery program, upgrading to a tech-enabled version that provides instant and actionable data to enable teachers to help their K–3 students become proficient readers.

Two Nonprofits Merge in Push for More Evidence of Impact in Ed Tech Decisions

Two national nonprofits, EdTech Evidence Exchange and InnovateEDU, are merging in hopes of accelerating their work to improve outcomes and efficiencies in the usage of technology K–12 education, the organizations announced.

New Leaders Named at Tools 4 Reading, Newsela, ParentSquare, Age of Learning, DreamBox Learning, GoGuardian, PLTW, City Fund

October 2022 People on the Move for K-12 education include Judi Dodson at Tools 4 Reading, Camila Franco at Newsela, Sashangar “Sash” Sreetharan at ParentSquare, Ty West at Age of Learning, Andrew Poggio at DreamBox Learning, Dionna Smith and Ya Xu at GoGuardian, David Dimmett at Project Lead The Way, Marlon Marshall at City Fund, and dozens of leadership awards recipients at the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents annual conference.

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