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.

Competency-Based Professional Learning Gets Test Drive

Two years after Teaching Matters shifted its focus to competency-based professional learning, this non-profit that works on initiatives to increase teacher effectiveness, especially in urban public schools, has issued a 17-page report that profiles use cases from its work in three teacher leadership training programs and four lessons it has learned from those experiences.

Motivis Learning Launches Learning Relationship Management System

Motivis Learning, a New Hampshire-based ed tech company, is launching a new learning relationship management (LRM) system, which is a next generation, cloud-based software platform for educational institutions.

Survey: Technology Use Almost Universal for U.S. Children Under 6

A new national survey of technology use by children under 6 indicates that 85 percent of parents allow their young children to use technology in the home. More than three quarters of parents surveyed said they use tech along with their children on a daily basis for up to two hours, with television, tablets, smartphones and computers the most frequently used.

Stanford VR Project Shows Students Oceans of the Future

A new, free virtual reality program allows users to explore just what happens as climate change kills off coral reefs.

Region One Ed Service Center Adopts e-Procurement Platform

The Region One Education Service Center, one of 20 regional education service centers created to assist school districts in the state of Texas, has adopted a new e-procurement system with the goal of facilitating the procurement process between school districts and local businesses in southern Texas.

Race, Gender Gaps Persist in Computer Science Education

Google for Education and Gallup, a research and consulting company, have published new reports on the status of computer science education in the United States.

Dash, Dot Robots Add Apple Coding Language

Apple has teamed up with Wonder Workshop to teach students Swift, Apple's easy-to-use programming language.

PowerSchool Acquires Chalkable to Incorporate Student Behavior Tools

The K–12 education solutions provider will implement Chalkable’s incentive and reinforcement tools, in an effort to teach students social skills that can foster a positive classroom environment.

Global Classroom Display Market Expected to Grow 30% by 2020

The global classroom displays market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 30.04 percent during the period 2016-2020, according to a new report by Dublin-based firm Research and Markets.

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