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.


PowerSource Integrates Bullying Recording Software

Information collected by HIBster’s bullying incident recording software will be integrated directly into PowerSource’s SIS.

Blackboard Beefs up Discussion Tools with VoiceThread

Blackboard has partnered with VoiceThread in an effort to improve discussions between instructors and students with the use of video, voice and text comments.

Research: Move to Digital Curriculum Calls for Teacher Training, New District Roles

Most K-12 teachers involved in the transition to digital curriculum spend between two and five hours a week searching for digital resources for their lessons. Slightly fewer than half use digital content only a quarter to half of their time. Those are some of the findings in an extensive survey undertaken recently by the Learning Counsel to understand how schools are transitioning to the use of digital learning materials.

Apple Takes Swift Open Source

Apple has published the Swift programming language, supporting libraries, debugger and package manager under the Apache 2.0 license with a runtime library exception.

Schools Push Digital Convergence with Private Partner

Two school organizations have signed on with an education technology company to help them with their digital convergence.

Blended Learning, Professional Development Make Gains in ESEA Overhaul

In a shift away from policies enacted with NCLB, Congress' latest rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act puts some distance between the federal government and local schools. It also creates $1.65 billion in "enrichment" grants for tech-related education programs, including blended learning, STEM education and teacher professional development.

Minnesota District Selects Nearby Vendor for New SIS

Edina Public Schools has chosen Infinite Campus to provide a new student information system.

New Jersey School Implements 1to1 Chromebook Initiative

Eleanor Van Gelder School in Edgewater, NJ is preparing to roll out Chromebooks to all of its grade six students in January.

Lambda Solutions Intros Analytics for Moodle

Lambda Solutions, a provider of open source talent and learning management systems, today made its Lambda Analytika data reporting and analytics solution available for the Moodle LMS.

MIT, Tufts U Partner with PBS on Coding App for Elementary Students

The MIT Media Lab, Tufts University and PBS Kids have partnered to release a free app based on the ScratchJr coding language and designed to help kids aged five to eight learn coding concepts.

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