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.


Free Planning Tool Guides Teachers to Optimal Device Usage

An education technology company with literacy products has launched a free online tool to help teachers apply a blended learning model in their classrooms, whether they're running a 1-to-1 program or having students share devices. ThinkCERCA released the "Classroom Planning Tool" specifically to help users figure out how to implement its own software, but the models provided in the tool could really be used with other curricula as well.

Texas District Sets Up PD, Micro-credential Program Through BloomBoard

Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, TX has gone public with its use of a more personalized professional development program for its 2,400 educators.

Contest Extends Help to Expand CTE Programs

The "Pay for Success" competition offers technical support for projects intended to expand career and technical education programs for underserved and high-needs youth, thanks to a partnership between Social Finance and Jose for the Future.

Dremel Donates 70 3D Printers to 35 K–12 Schools and Universities

Dremel, a manufacturer of tools and printers, has donated 70 3D printers to 35 schools and universities nationwide in its #LearnMakeGive contest. Selected through public voting, the winning designs reflect the creativity and ingenuity of 3D-printed ideas that give back to schools and communities. Each institution will receive two Dremel Idea Builder 3D printers and filament.

Schools Aim to Fundraise $1 Million by Partnering with ClassTag

ClassTag, a free parent engagement app for teachers and schools, is unveiling a pilot launch of its Marketplace feature to boost schools’ funding. The announcement is being made at this week’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, FL.

Follett Simplifies Access to Destiny Help

Follett, a company that produces software to help schools manage their library and media collections, has launched a new portal to simplify how people get support, learn about updates and find out what kids are reading.

Minecraft Education Edition Expands World, Adds Accessibility Features

Minecraft Education Edition this week hit version 1.0, adding several new features to the school-focused version of the world building game.

Follett-Dremel Partnership Brings 3D Printers With PD to K–12 Schools

Follett, a provider of education technology, print and digital services, has become a premiere distributor for Dremel 3D printers for the K–12 school market, Follett announced Tuesday.

Online Schools Growing Yet Reasons Students Choose Them Haven't Changed

The top reasons that students take the virtual route for school tend to fall into a few specific categories, which haven't changed in the two decades since online options first surfaced. A new report issued by the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning looks as what has influenced the pace of growth among students choosing to attend blended and online schools, as well as the number of such programs introduced or adopted by "traditional" districts.

Nureva Unveils Mobile Span System for Education, Other Products

Nureva Inc., a Calgary, Canada-based collaboration solutions company, is unveiling three new products at this year’s FETC conference in Orlando, FL.

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