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.
During the first week of October, approximately 6,500 middle school students will participate in the first Boston STEM Week. The initiative brings hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other organizations to 36 middle schools, with plans to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2020.
The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is slated to be released Nov. 1 with new features, including a "Classroom Mode." Nov. 1 will also be the cut-off date for users of the free early access edition.
In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.
Aerospace giant Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across Washington state to help train the next generation of aerospace, science and technology workers, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.
Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.
Stopit, an anti-cyberbullying app and risk mitigation platform, has enrolled more than 2 million students this school year, thanks to strategic alliances with several insurance companies worldwide.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched Go Math! Go, a new iOS app designed to playfully engage young students in interactive math experiences.
Edthena has added a new feature to its classroom video observation platform that is designed to enhance the feedback loop it provides for teachers' professional development.
The George W. Bush Institute launched State of Our Cities, an interactive online tool that provides comparable education data to empower policymakers, leaders and other stakeholders to make informed decisions.