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.
JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 2.1.0 is compatible with PHP7, is twice as fast as its previous version and features improved performance and reporting.
Schoology, a learning management system for K–12, higher education institutions and companies, is holding its fourth annual user conference to equip users with the skills and support needed to accelerate their school or institutional goals.
The Austin Independent School District is expanding a pilot program involving thousands of digital books, in an effort to personalize literacy instruction for more than 85,000 students.
A career program that trains and places United States veterans in classrooms aims to inspire middle and high school students to pursue STEM-related technologies.
A new website developed at Johns Hopkins University aims to provide insights into K–12 reading and math programs. The website gives up-to-date information to help education leaders better understand how these programs compare under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
- By Dian Schaffhauser
D2L is rolling out a number of enhancements to its flagship learning management system.
MusicFirst has teamed up with Soundtrap, an online music studio that allows users to record songs and podcasts, to offer a cross-platform music creation within its portfolio, the MusicFirst Online Classroom.
Through a new alliance, the companies will provide end-to-end design, development, delivery and reporting services for Scantron users, enabling them to create better assessments in less time.
A division of School Specialty has partnered with Listenwise, a listening skills company that harnesses the powering of listening to advance literacy for all students, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities.
Applications for the McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation's Academic Enrichment Grants are now being accepted, and the deadline is just a month away. The foundation provides grants of $10,000 per year for up to three years ($30,000 total) for educators who have workable ideas for improving student learning, either by supplementing classroom curriculum or by engaging students in after-school activities.