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.
A Texas school district is piloting an application to help its students prepare for careers just in time to address revisions to high school graduation requirements that mandate similar practices.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin has implemented a high speed wireless local area network to support tablets and a bring-your-own-device program.
California's Rosedale Union School District is launching a solar power initiative projected to save more than $2 million over the course of 20 years.
Can formal education remain relevant in the long term? That's one of six critical challenges facing schools identified in a new report examining the impact of technology on education.
Alma, a school management system for K-12, has added new messaging and emergency notification features.
The eSchoolPLUS student information system is integrating with the Schoology LMS, enabling a direct exchange of data from both software systems.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.
Arizona's Department of Education is expanding the use of Blackboard products in the state, this time to help its educators pursue their professional development.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.
The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success includes 18 projects exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics, along with forays into the visual arts and design.
- By Christopher Piehler