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.

Rice U, SXSWedu Open Rather Prize to Improve Texas Education

Any Texas teacher, student or administrator can submit a proposal to improve the state's K–12 education system, and enter for a chance to win thousands of dollars and an all-expenses paid trip.

New York Selects Provider for CTLE Certification

The New York State Education Department selected Teq to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE), with 15 NY schools set to roll out the programs.

Report: Student Surveillance Needs More Oversight

A recent report by the National Association of State Boards of Education finds that states and policymakers need to address privacy protections for school surveillance and its potentially negative, inequitable effects.

Manassas Park City Schools Named Extreme Exemplary School

Manassas Park City Schools in Virginia recently received an Extreme Exemplary School Award from Extreme Networks.

Innovation-Fueled School System Expands Use of Digital Platform

One of the best funded, most technology-infused private school systems in the country will shortly begin expanding use of its digital platform in additional private schools to test its educational approach within three different pedagogical approaches.

Yik Yak Is Not So Anonymous After All

It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.

MasteryConnect Adds Evidence Capture to Teacher App

MasteryConnect has added an evidence capture feature to the teacher app it released in July.

Moodle Mobile App Adds Offline Functionality

The mobile app that allows access to the open source learning platform has launched a new version, 3.1.3, that makes it easier to use in areas with little or no web access.

3D Printer Shipments to Double in 2016

Global sales of 3D printers will more than double from last year to 2016, growing 108 percent from 219,168 shipments to 455,772, according to a new report from Gartner.

Competency-Based Professional Learning Gets Test Drive

Two years after Teaching Matters shifted its focus to competency-based professional learning, this non-profit that works on initiatives to increase teacher effectiveness, especially in urban public schools, has issued a 17-page report that profiles use cases from its work in three teacher leadership training programs and four lessons it has learned from those experiences.

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