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-based education gaming company founded through the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University unveiled a new game focused on calculus at Educause 2016.
A national coalition of groups oriented toward children and media launched a new campaign Friday to encourage state lawmakers to promote digital citizenship in schools.
The KidWind Solar Energy Exploration Kit and the Investigating Solar Energy lab book have led Vernier Software & Technology to win another award from Tech & Learning.
The Pasadena Independent School District will deploy an LTE broadband network for students to access the internet from home in an effort to close performance and homework gaps.
An education technology company that delivers free standards-based instructional lessons and videos to teachers that have been created by other teachers has identified its sixth "dream team."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Education Elements is launching Touchpoint, a new tool designed to support districts as they manage personalized learning initiatives.
D2L has unveiled the Autumn16 release of its Brightspace learning management system, which includes new tools for personalized learning and assessment of soft skills.
Last year, when an MDR survey asked curriculum directors to rate the various factors that influenced their buying decisions for digital instruction, the one that surfaced above all others was compatibility with multiple computing devices, chosen by 62 percent of respondents. No wonder. A multiplicity of devices proliferates on the school campus, especially in an era of rising acceptance for bring-your-own-device.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The North Kansas City School District will deploy a new mobile- and web-based platform to help its 6,000 students prepare for and find the right two- and four-year colleges.
An educational technology consulting firm has created a 20-question online assessment tool it says will help schools and school districts determine if they are prepared to support the technology needs of K-12 students.