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.


Stratford School Promotes Coding Concepts for Youngest Students

As Hour of Code ramps up across classrooms around the world, a private system of California schools said it would be running coding events in all of its elementary and middle school grades, from grades pre-K-8.

Pearson Selects Finalists for Online Learning Excellence Awards

Pearson has selected 20 finalists for its 2016 Online Learning Excellence Awards.

Survey: 4 in 5 Parents Question Value Proposition of College

The reputation of college for being worth the price tag is hitting the skids. In a recent survey only about one in five parents of prospective college students deemed the cost of a four-year college degree worth "the value it delivers."

Cristo Rey Schools Pick Student Management System for New Campuses

Two new Cristo Rey High Schools will use Rediker Software that will help them recruit students for their unique work-study programs.

Sharp and Blackboard Partner for Digital Workflows

Sharp Electronics' imaging and information division has partnered with Blackboard, providing a paper-to-digital workflow for the Blackboard Learn learning management system.

Analysts: Chromebooks Pass Up All Other Devices Combined in U.S. Schools

Shipments of Google-powered Chromebooks to K-12 schools have surpassed Apple and Microsoft Devices combined, according to a new report.

iKeepSafe Intros California Student Privacy Product Assessment Program

A national non-profit working on online student safety has taken upon itself the work of creating a set of digital badges to identify education technology products that adhere to privacy laws.

PowerSource Integrates Bullying Recording Software

Information collected by HIBster’s bullying incident recording software will be integrated directly into PowerSource’s SIS.

Blackboard Beefs up Discussion Tools with VoiceThread

Blackboard has partnered with VoiceThread in an effort to improve discussions between instructors and students with the use of video, voice and text comments.

Research: Move to Digital Curriculum Calls for Teacher Training, New District Roles

Most K-12 teachers involved in the transition to digital curriculum spend between two and five hours a week searching for digital resources for their lessons. Slightly fewer than half use digital content only a quarter to half of their time. Those are some of the findings in an extensive survey undertaken recently by the Learning Counsel to understand how schools are transitioning to the use of digital learning materials.

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