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.

7 Digital Learning Trends

Project Tomorrow surveyed more than 514,000 educators, parents and students between October 2016 and January 2017 for this year's report.

Kahoot Unveils App for Game-Based Homework

Kahoot is a free game-based learning platform that allows teachers to create their own learning games, dubbed Kahoots, or use existing games created by other teachers. In the classroom, games can be displayed on a shared screen to encourage students to work together. Students can also create their own Kahoots to deepen their understanding.

Hero K12 Uses Positive Reinforcement to Correct Bad Classroom Behaviors Early On

The behavior management platform works by targeting students' bad behaviors early on. It is designed to create consistent and clear classroom management policies across schools and districts.

Plagiarism Powerhouse Turnitin 'Revises' the Writing Process

Turnitin, a company typically known for catching plagiarism in students’ writing assignments, is refocusing its efforts on the needs of teachers with its newest formative writing tool, Revision Assistant.

Cisco Adds Suration Content Integration to Digital Education Platform

Cisco has partnered with Suration to integrate the latter's content curation tool for classrooms with the Cisco Digital Education Platform (DEP).

EduGeek Answers Education IT Professionals’ Tech Challenges

EduGeek offers a number of technical forums, blogs, as well as direct support through its partnerships with Impero, Smoothwall and Promethean World. The platform is used by nearly 90,000 members worldwide.

Coding Workshops in Atlanta Aim to Boost Diversity in STEM

At a recent workshop hosted by public and private leaders in tech, diverse groups of high school students in Atlanta, GA practiced their coding skills and gained first-hand experience building and programming microcontrollers.

Follett Introduces New Tool to Bridge Gap Between OERs, Content and Technology

Follett, a provider of education technology, services and content, this week is rolling out a new tool, Collections by Destiny, which will allow librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across a district, schools or between users.

Pai Technology Unveils Coding Robot at ISTE

Pai Technology, a Chinese ed tech company with a Santa Monica, CA office, introduced at the ISTE 2017 conference its newest product, Augie, a robot that teaches kids to code and combines that with augmented reality.

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