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.


ClassDojo Launches Parental Engagement Tool

ClassDojo has launched Student Stories, a new tool that allows students to easily add images and videos to their portfolios and share them with their families.

D2L Selects Brightspace Excellence Award Winners

D2L has selected the winners of the 2016 Brightspace Excellence Awards, including three Awards for Excellence, one Excellence in Integrations and Extensibility Award and one Excellence Award for Accessibility.

Free Webinar for K–12 Educators and Administrators to Cover Best Tech Practices

The cloud-based learning platform itslearning will host a free tech webinar for K–12 educators and administrators at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) Wednesday, July 27. The webinar, available on the itslearning website, will examine best practices in selecting and implementing learning technologies.

Stanford Debuts Online Communication Course for K-12 Teachers

Stanford University's Graduate School of Education has launched a new online course, Effective Conversation in the Classroom, designed to help educators learn to create rich and meaningful conversations in their classrooms.

Portland SD Streamlines Student Enrollment Process

Registration Gateway has enabled Portland Public Schools to eliminate paper registration, and have instant access to student information.

Volcano School to Pilot Blended Learning

The Volcano School of Arts and Sciences, a state public charter school in Hawaii, is piloting a blended learning program in the upcoming school year.

D2L Updates Brightspace with Virtual Classrooms

D2L has updated its learning management system, Brightspace, with integrated virtual classroom capabilities.

Schoology Integrates Plagiarism Detection Tool

The Schoology learning management system has been updated to integrate the Unplag plagiarism detection tool.

Web-Based Learning in Rural Areas Gets Federal Financial Lift

A United States Department of Agriculture grant program will fund 45 projects intended to connect rural communities in 32 states with educational experts via videoconferencing.

Survey: Video Usage in Ed Continues Ramp-up

When it comes to the use of video in education, the over-riding theme — as we might expect — is more, more, more, according to the findings of a new survey.

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