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.
PeopleAdmin and TeacherMatch, two providers of talent management software for education, have combined to offer a comprehensive talent management platform and analytical solution intended for identifying, hiring and developing effective teachers.
McGraw-Hill Education has introduced Access Manager, a rostering tool designed to simplify the process of moving student rosters into McGraw-Hill Education digital tools.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education has introduced an online version of its Data Wise Leadership Institute.
Classkick has expanded its collaborative assignment platform onto the Web. Previously, it was available only as an iOS app for iPad.
Sycamore Education now integrates with Google Classroom Coursework, expanding the number of Google Apps for Education tools integrated with Sycamore Education's Web-based school management system.
A series of grants is enabling a non-profit organization focused on genetics (the study of heredity) and genomics (the study of genes) to expand coverage of those subjects in American high schools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Pitsco Education has launched STEM Expeditions, a cloud-based cross-curricular program designed to use technology and active learning to promote science inquiry, math practice and engineering design principles.
A new national survey of school information technology pros also found that leaders are planning for some major changes to the types of learning materials that will be used in their classrooms in the very near future.
California is working through the impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which places responsibility for figuring out how to evaluate schools and districts on the states themselves. Recently, a Department of Education task force handed in its recommendations for building an accountability and continuous improvement system that emphasizes three themes: performance, equity and, most prominently, improvement.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Educator’s Guide to Student Data Privacy gives teachers tips on ensuring that sensitive student information remains private.