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.

Survey Offers Strategies for Unlocking Schools from Traditional Time Structure

Could a shake-up of the school schedule lead to better learning outcomes?

Engineers Name Cybersecurity the 'Most Daunting' Challenge

Worldwide health concerns aside, cybersecurity is the "most daunting challenge," according to a survey of the world's engineers.

Blackboard Selling Open LMS Business

Blackboard today announced it will sell its Open LMS business to workplace digital learning and talent management company Learning Technologies Group.

Cybersecurity Reports See Rise in Education Risks

Two cybersecurity reports that highlight mobile device risks — one from Verizon and the other from NetScout Systems — have also touched on the education sector in their findings.

STEAM Teachers Turn to Social Media for Resources and Training

Teachers with a focus on STEAM turn to social media and websites in great numbers to augment their lessons and for professional development.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 9, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Coronavirus Fears Lead to Cancellation of SXSW EDU

The SXSW EDU conference been canceled owing to fears over the Coronavirus. SXSW EDU is an annual education technology-focused event held in Austin, TX the week before the main SXSW festival, which has also been canceled.

Survey on Digital Learning Hints at Gaps in School Prep for 'Virus Days'

If more schools need to close even temporarily in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), in some places, they may not be able to substitute at-home learning for in-class learning.

New Resource Aims to Educate Students, School Communities on Coronavirus

Discovery Education has released new resources aimed to help teachers educate students on the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Forces Personal Computing Devices and Smartphones into Temporary Decline

All categories of computing devices, including tablets, desktops, workstations, laptops and smartphones, will be impacted in 2020 by the Coronavirus and its hit on the supply chain and global economies.