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.


Blackbaud Acquires AcademicWorks

AcademicWorks, a scholarship management company for K–12, higher education, foundations and grant-making institutions, has been acquired by Blackbaud, a cloud software company powering social causes.

San Francisco High Schoolers Tap AR to Tackle Environmental Issues

In the city that has been leading the fight to slow climate change, students will soon spend class time using an augmented reality (AR) game to figure out how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Virtual Reality Science 'Books' to Align with NGSS

Each VR "book" incorporates virtual field trips, interactive games and learning activities, a "theater" experience, a teacher demo of an experiment and access to online assessments.

Edgenuity Offers New Online Courses for CA High School Students

Edgenuity, a provider of K–12 online and blended learning, is offering California high school students innovative new courses, including a state-required contemporary health course and a suite of electives that have earned “a-g” approval.

IRS Data Retrieval Will Be Delayed Unit Next FAFSA Season

Department of Education, Federal Student Aid and IRS officials say the IRS DRT tool will be out of commission until the fall. They are currently in the process of investigating how many people have been affected.

STEM Activation Program Helps Utah Girls Prepare for Tech Careers

The Utah-based Women Tech Council today launched the first expansion event of its SheTech program to provide access to hands-on tech experiences and mentorship with industry experts to high school girls across the state and in rural areas to engage and inspire them to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and careers.

Ed Tech Strategies Publishes K–12 Cyber Incident Map

Ed Tech Strategies, a Virginia-based research and counsel consultancy, has published a K–12 Cyber Incident Map, an interactive visualization of cybersecurity-related incidents reported about United States K–12 public schools and districts from 2016 to the present.

App Allows Users to Edit 360-Degree Images

A new VR editor designed for tablet-use from ThingLink offers a way for teachers and students to create interactive content.

ClassFlow Partners With 4 Other Companies to Promote Collaborative and Immersive Learning

ClassFlow, the free, next-generation lesson delivery software, has partnered with four digital content developers to provide teachers with expanded access to the latest innovative, immersive and interactive educational content.

Samsung Gear 360 Now Shoots Video in 4K, Works With iPhones

A new version of Samsung Gear 360 can capture video in 4K resolution and live-stream in 2K resolution. The new product is also compatible with iOS devices, Macs, Windows and more Android devices, making it easier to create, share and stream virtual reality content.

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