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.


Discovery Ed Adds Virtual Reality to Civil War Lessons

Discovery Education has now begun to build virtual reality experiences into its digital content. Recently, the company announced the addition of three new VR components to its social studies products.

Teachers of Tomorrow Launches Resources to Help Battle the Growing Teacher Shortage

Teachers of Tomorrow, an online and in-person teacher certification program, has launched resources designed to help education leaders battle the growing teacher shortage.

Mobile Device Management Solution Increases Scalability

TabPilot Learning Systems has released an update to its mobile device management solution to offer increased scalability, enabling school districts to handle thousands of new devices across multiple schools at once.

Students Think School Culture Could Use a Makeover

A new survey from nonprofit YouthTruth conducted among students in grades 5–12 found that only one in three students view their schools' culture positively.

Dremel Contest to Award Up to 100 3D Printers

Dremel is giving away Dremel 3D Idea Builder machines to up to 50 schools that generate the most votes in an online contest.

Feds Launch Inaugural Teacher and School Leader Grant Competition

The United States Department of Education has announced the launch of the Teacher and School Leader program, a new grant competition to train teachers that serve low-income and minority children.

NSTA Unveils 2017 List of Top Science Trade Books K12

The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with the Children’s Book Council, has released its annual list of “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12: 2017.” The list represents the best science trade books published in 2016 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Report: Instructional Software Can Help Teachers Move Toward Personalized Instruction

A new research report from the Massachusetts School Support Network Edtech Testbed (MassNET) suggests that technology pilots may help students progress more when the implementation is greater and may help teachers move toward personalized learning when they have access to job-embedded professional development.

Report Urges States to Take Action on Computer Science Education

A new report out from the Southern Regional Education Board recommends five actions for states and schools to help more young people and underrepresented groups learn computer science skills and explore careers in computing fields.

Report: Computer Use Doesn't Stunt Middle Schooler Social Development

A working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research has suggested that the availability of personal computers at home don't stunt the social development of students in grades 6–10 or displace their engagement in sports or clubs.

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