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.
Netop has updated its classroom management software, Vision and Vision Pro, with support for devices running Mac OS X 10.8 or later.
Conducted by independent research firm Merola Research, the study reviewed science results on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards for fourth-grade students in York County, SC.
- By Christopher Piehler
One industry forecast of worldwide spending is being revised slightly downward, despite market improvements in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The main culprits behind the slowdown seem to be mobile devices and "macroeconomic wildcards."
Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response (DF/IR) community, which the company is offering for free to DF/IR professionals.
Schoology, Blackboard, ClassLink and around 30 other education companies recently took home awards in the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2014 CODiE awards, honoring education software in categories like Best Classroom Management Solution and Best Project-Centered Learning Solution.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Gale has updated its Kids InfoBits database with an improved interface and navigation, updated content and new tools.
Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for schools.
Presented by THE Journal and ISTE in honor of the magazine’s founding editor, this award recognizes a school system for innovation in the equitable and widespread application of educational technology.
- By Christopher Piehler
Phoenix Union High School District has replaced its existing classroom projectors with 1,480 bulb-less units in an effort to improve efficiency.
Districts building up their blended and online programs are ramping up their use of Desire2Learn products to provide learning environments for students, educators and staff. The company recently announced that five K-12 customers have expanded their use of its learning management system with the adoption of additional modules or new practices.
- By Dian Schaffhauser