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.


Students Gain Expertise in Underwater Robotics

SeaPerch outfits teachers and students with resources to build an underwater remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or after-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.

Google Drops ARCore Preview for Developers

Google on Tuesday unveiled a new developer platform for augmented reality (AR) apps called ARCore.

AI Chatbot Hubert Talks to Students to Collect Course Feedback

A new AI-driven chatbot is looking to give educators deeper insights from course feedback by starting conversations with students.

Chrome-Based Interactive Display Launching This Quarter

Display manufacturer InFocus has partnered with Chrome device manufacturer AOpen to launch an interactive Chrome whiteboard display designed specifically for use in education.

Digital Promise Ed Tech Pilot Resource Updated

Just a year after its launch, Digital Promise's Edtech Pilot Framework has undergone a makeover. The purpose of the site is to help schools and districts run pilots to assess educational technology under consideration for adoption.

Report: Federally Impacted Schools Need $4.2 Billion in Construction

Federally impacted school districts are those that include nontaxable federal property, such as part of a military installation, Native American land or low-income housing.

State Testing in PA Gets a Trim

The revisions will divert test preparation and testing time back to regular classroom instruction, adding about two days, according to one estimate.

Personal Computing Devices to Decline Through 2021

Global shipments of personal computing devices are expected to decline slightly through 2021, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of -1.7 percent, according to the latest prediction from International Data Corp.

Teachers and Historians to Develop Free, Open Online Curriculum

Historians and teachers in California are working together to develop free, open, online instructional materials for teaching history and social sciences in K-12.

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