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.


MakerBot Intros 3D Print Manager for Schools, Educator Guidebook

This week at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in San Antonio, TX, 3D printer company MakerBot launched a new cloud-based platform for educators, My MakerBot, and the MakerBot Educators Guidebook.

SchoolMessenger App Adds Attendance and Student Data Options

West Corp., the maker of SchoolMessenger software suite, has released a new mobile and web app designed to streamline communication between school and home. It replaces the previous InfoCenter app, while adding functionality.

Otus Updates Data Management Platform to Integrate Third-Party Assessment Data

Otus has unveiled updates to its data management platform designed to offer more options for data analysis and reporting to inform district-level decisions.

Survey: 87 Percent of E-rate Applicants Say Funding Vital to Connectivity Goals

Nearly nine in 10 (87 percent) of E-rate applicants say E-rate funds are vital to their internet connectivity goals, according to the initial findings of Funds For Learning's seventh-annual survey.

Smoothwall Debuts Off-Site Filtering for Chrome

Smoothwall has unveiled Cloud Filter for Chrome, an off-site filtering tool for the Chrome browser.

ClassTag Updates Communication App to Reach Parents Offline

Free parent engagement app ClassTag has added integrated printing in an effort to communicate with parents wherever they happen to be.

SchoolDude Introduces Help Desk Platform

SchoolDude by Dude Solutions today expanded its portfolio of a cloud-based operations management tools with the introduction of Help Desk, an IT help desk management platform for K–12 and higher education institutions.

Califone Introduces CD360 for Better Classroom Listening

Califone International is today unveiling the CD360, a CD player designed specifically for everyday classroom use. It features shatterproof ABS plastic for safety and durability, a maximum volume limiter so students can listen at a safe and appropriate level, skip and search functions, a directory button, anti-shock button and LCD display.

Funds for Learning Reveals Insights to E-Rate Program Impact

A new presidential administration and changes at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have raised questions about the E-rate program, yet recipients and applicants continue to rely on the federal subsidy program, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Funds for Learning, an E-rate compliance firm.

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