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.

Duncan Twitter Chat with Educators Spotlights Future-Ready Schools

The Future Ready initiative encourages school superintendents to sign a pledge to pursue a digital learning transition for their districts that includes such elements as ample bandwidth, professional learning and support for teachers and access to "quality" computing devices and digital content for all students.

Round Rock ISD Students Repair Legacy Hardware for District Families

High schoolers in Texas are getting the chance to repair computers that are then distributed to district families.

Nearpod Debuts Virtual Field Trips

Nearpod has partnered with 360cities to launch Virtual Field Trips for K-12 classrooms that don't require the use of virtual reality cardboards or other special kits.

Haiku Learning, GoSignMeUp Partner on PD Delivery

Digital learning platform provider Haiku Learning and GoSignMeUp, a company that offers online workshops and training registration tools, have partnered in an effort to make it easier for K-12 districts to provide professional development courses for teachers.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Getting Updates for Competency Ed, More

Blackboard Learn is getting a cluster of new features and assuring its customers that the flagship software still matters even as the company pursues development of its next-generation software.

Report: Leadership, Transparent Procurement, Flexible Budgeting Key to Digital Materials Acquisition

As states and districts increasingly adopt digital instructional materials, educators, administrators, policy makers and providers need a strategy to support the successful acquisition and implementation of those materials, according to a new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association.

100 North Carolina Students Take Home Desktops

One hundred students in North Carolina recently took home refurbished desktop computers as a result of the "Geek-A-Thon" charity event.

Oregon ED Adopts Blended Math Programs fro Grades K-8

The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted a pair of blended math programs for use in grades K-8 across the state.

Round Rock ISD Adopts Cloud-Based Tool To Host Board Documents

The Round Rock Independent School District has adopted a new Web-based tool to host meeting documents and improve access to important information.

Collaboration To Offer Educators an Emotional Intelligence Toolkit

The new InspirED project is intended to help young people develop the skills to understand and manage their emotions.