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.
Two Willamette Valley school administrators have resigned after being placed on leave for sending text messages in which they mocked former students.
D-Tech International is introducing appIT, a library app developed exclusively for patrons to use on mobile devices. The library app is the first of its kind in the library market, the company said, and will be used to check out items, check account status, pay fines and more.
Soon-to-be K–12 teachers at East Carolina University’s College of Education are using a virtual reality program that simulates a typical classroom, offering them the opportunity to practice classroom management techniques and instructional strategies in an immersive environment.
CTL has introduced a new convertible, touch-capable laptop designed to withstand the rigors of student-use in K–12 classrooms, the company announced Friday at the Future of Education Technology Conference.
Early education software developer Alive Studios has released a line of classroom solutions that use hands-on augmented reality technology to deliver engaging math and English instruction. Using the 20-point Touch Mat technology offered from Sprout Pro by HP, the Learning alive Suite can be fully utilized without 3D glasses.
Optoma, a Fremont, CA-based manufacturer of video and audio products, has unveiled its ZW300UST laser phosphor, ultra-short-throw projector for the education market at the Future of Education Technology Conference this week in Orlando, FL.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Questar Assessment Inc., a K–12 assessment solutions provider, for $127.5 million. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, Questar will become a separate, for-profit subsidiary of ETS, a nonprofit organization.
The United States Department of Energy is awarding Blue Bird Corporation, a bus manufacturer based in Fort Valley, GA, $4.4 million to develop a zero-emissions, 100 percent vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric school bus.
National nonprofit PowerMyLearning earlier this week announced it has raised more than $6.5 million in grant funding to further develop its free, web-based personalized learning platform.