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.


National Core Arts Standards to Get Online PD

The State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) has partnered with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to provide educators with online professional development courses focused on the National Core Arts Standards.

App Lets Teachers Create and Record Lectures on Their Tablets

Ed tech developer Klounge has launched a new app that allows educators to create and share lectures from their tablets.

Report: Flipped Classroom Market in North America to Grow 35% Over Next 4 Years

The flipped classroom market in North America is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a new report by market research firm Technavio.

Study Details Best Special Education Practices in CA Charter Schools

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has released a new report that details the best special education practices at 10 model California charter public schools. “Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion” offers qualitative data and insights into the best ways to serve students with disabilities, in particular the benefits of cutting-edge technology and inclusive education.

Active Learning Day Promoted Hands-on STEM Ed

Active Learning Day was the culmination of an effort by several education organizations and the White House to promote student participation in hands-on activities that would help them learn STEM subjects.

New Report Advises States on How to Support Personalized Learning

A non-profit that promotes competency-based and blended and online learning in K-12 has begun turning its attention to states, where the coming era in education transformation is expected to play out.

Tablet Market Slumps in Third Quarter 2016, Though it's Better Than Q2

Things are looking mixed in the worldwide tablet market. Vendors shipped 43 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a year-over-year decline of 14.7 percent, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

Ohio School District Taps Digital Content for Personalized Learning

Ohio Brunswick City Schools has entered a seven-year partnership with Discovery Education, utilizing the company’s Digital Techbooks and Streaming Plus service.

National Math Teachers Council Warns of OER Risks

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a statement last week warning of the risks involved in relying too heavily on open educational resources, or OER.

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