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.


Itslearning Updates LMS with Better Reporting and Analytics Tools

With the new release, users can access reports on trends, current platform use, curriculum management and student performance.

Online Guide Helps Students Learn How to Create Immersive Media

Among the topics: how to identify the "big ideas" worth exploring and personalize them; how to do 360-degree recording and handle pre-production, production and post-production; and how to share the film "with the world" and assess its impact. There's also an educator resource on integrating video production into the curriculum.

National Academy of Sciences Starts Framing Data Science Education

The goal of the project is to envision what the field might look like in the future to help institutions better understand what they need to do "to move data science education in that direction."

Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students

Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees. The University of Montana is looking to remedy that situation with the help of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Report: Global PC Decline Stabilizes

The traditional PC market (which includes notebooks, desktops and workstations) in the United States saw shipments of 16.6 million units, with notebook sales dropping noticeably and desktops outperforming forecasts.

Support, PD Keys to Successful Classroom Tech Deployments

Time, planning and support from schools and districts and ongoing professional development are key to getting the most of new technologies and tools introduced to the classroom, according to a new report from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning.

Blackboard Integrates OpenEd OER with Learning Management Systems

Blackboard has partnered with OpenEd to integrate its open educational resources (OER) library with its learning management system (LMS) and other solutions.

The Impact of Binging on Education Content

Binge-watching leads to poorer sleep, less family time in front of the TV and even less enjoyment of the content. But at the same time could it also generate better learning outcomes and higher completion rates?

Hoonuit Debuts Early Warning System for At-Risk Students

Using predictive analytics, Hoonuit Early Warning is designed to help identify at-risk students earlier, implement an intervention workflow and then track progress as it occurs.

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