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.

2-Year Campaign Aims to Produce High-Quality Flipped Resources

The initiative is being undertaken by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative and Teachers Pay Teachers.

Astronomy Club Uses Virtual Access to Telescopes to Take Students into Space

The program includes STEAM curricula (for grades 4 through introductory college courses), robotic telescopes with photo capture functionality and access to a private virtual clubhouse for sharing observations.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of January 20, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Districts Find Different Ways to Serve Students Lacking Home Internet

Two districts recently issued devices to students who lacked internet access at home.

Britannica Social Studies Lessons to Add Interactivity from Pear Deck

Two education technology companies are working together to add more interactivity to social studies learning. Britannica Digital Learning, the education arm of the company that produces Encyclopedia Britannica, has launched new features using tech from Pear Deck.

TCEA: Sharing a Vision for the Future of Education

TCEA 2020 features an exhibit hall with an estimated 450 companies showcasing the latest products and services and hosting on-the-show-floor workshops to demonstrate their solutions.

NJ Institute of Tech Hosts Young Scientists in STEM Competition

The New Jersey Institute of Technology, which opened its first computer lab some 65 years ago, welcomed 700 students to participate in its annual New Jersey Science Olympiad. Participants competed in teams on 19 activities designed to test their STEM skills.

Ed Tech Consortium Seeks Funding to Expand Immersive Curriculum

An Austin-based consortium with an interest in education technology is seeking funding to launch programs for young people in jail, explore topics such as substance abuse and suicide and help teens learn about careers.

NASEF Delivers Free LoL Training for Coaches and Students

Both students and coaches on teams that belong to the North America Scholastic Esports Federation can take advantage of free online coaching for League of Legends later this month. NASEF's training is part of its "Scholastic Esports Academies."

SETDA Adds Director of Innovation and Design

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has named a new director of innovation and design.