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.

Vernier's New Track System Allows Students To Perform Physics Experiments

The Vernier Dynamics Cart and Track System aims to bring concepts like kinematics and dynamics to life.

Scientific Learning Launches Reading Assistant iPad App

Scientific Learning has launched an iPad version of its reading support tool, Reading Assistant.

New Partnership Will Deliver STEM Content Via Extracurricular Activities

Engineering for Kids and Robomatter will work together to provide more ways to deliver STEM content to students.

New Teachers (Mostly) Prepped for Class; Not so Sure about PBL

More than half of America's newest teachers believe that an infusion of technology in their classrooms could help them be more efficient. They also tend to be "comfortable" with major areas of teaching responsibilities according to a survey of 2,886 new and more experienced teachers done last fall by Simba Information and MCH Strategic Data.

Quiz Accommodations for Students in Canvas and Moodle

Canvas and Moodle are currently two of the most popular learning management systems, and both offer the ability to make adjustments to quiz functions within the course without compromising the overall structure of the course. In this article, we will examine how to do so and offer some tips on situations where they are relevant.

Georgia District Opts for New SIS

The Montgomery County School District in rural Georgia is replacing its legacy student information system in an effort to improve efficiency and data accuracy, provide parents with greater access to information and integrate with other district information systems.

New, Free Service Connects Lower-Income, First-Gen Students with Top Colleges

A new, free initiative is open for business to draw first-generation and lower-income students with high potential into looking at colleges and universities they might otherwise never consider.

Gale Expands Online Archives

Gale is expanding and rebranding its digital archive program, Gale Primary Sources, in an effort to better meet the needs of digital humanities and text and data mining.

California Districts Adopt Digital Curriculum To Beef up Career and Technical Ed

California's North Coast Region School Districts are adopting digital courses focused on agricultural science at 16 area high schools and two community colleges in an effort to help students explore career interests and aspirations.

San Francisco Students Participate in STEM Career Awareness Day

More than 100 students from three San Francisco high schools spent March 15 visiting tech companies to learn more about potential careers.

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