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.

Teachers, Parents, Students Want More Digital Learning Materials

A new report from Deloitte found that 90 percent of students use digital learning materials at home, while 88 percent of parents and 84 percent of teachers want more at-home digital content to supplement what is being taught in the classroom.

MoodleCloud Expands BigBlueButton Web Conferencing Options

MoodleCloud, a hosted service for the open source Moodle LMS, is giving schools the ability to purchase more user licenses of BigBlueButton as an add-on to the service.

Nonprofit Surveys Student Privacy Laws for All 50 States

The Center for Democracy & Technology, with help from law firm BakerHostetler, released a state-by-state survey of student privacy laws in the United States.

Virtual Event Offers Educators Strategies for Integrating Digital Media

The Discovery Education Community is inviting teachers and administrators around the world to participate in the 2016 Fall VirtCon.

Firth School District Switches to Web Based SIS

Firth School District 59 in Idaho has implemented a new student information system with the goal of improving data integrity and reducing maintenance.

Google Integrates Fed’s College Scorecard Data

Google Search results now feature data from the United States Department of Education’s College Scorecard, making it easier for students to compare information.

Idaho IMS Consortium Looks to Support Personalized Learning in Public Schools

Silverback Learning Solutions has partnered with the Idaho Association of School Administrators to launch the Idaho IMS Consortium, a collaborative approach to supporting public education in Idaho. A number of other organizations have joined forces in the consortium, including Boise State University’s Leads Learning Network, AdvancED Idaho, Idaho Digital Learning Academy and Gooru, to offer a comprehensive and multifaceted education solution.

Georgia School District Outfits Bus Fleet with Wi-Fi

Liberty County School District is the first school district in the state to provide students with free Internet access through high-tech mobile Wi-Fi units powered by Kajeet.

Broward County Schools Adopts New LMS To Support Personalized Learning

Florida's Broward County School District has selected a new learning management system in an effort to better support personalized learning.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources Available on ClassFlow MarketPlace

Promethean Planet’s lessons and resources designed for interactive whiteboards are now available in the ClassFlow MarketPlace.

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