K-12 Technology News

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Google Grants $10 Million to Robotics Programs for Middle Schoolers

Google.org, Google's charitable arm, has granted $10 million to two nonprofit organizations to help 300,000 middle school children take part in robotics programs.

Annual E-rate Survey Shows Majority of Schools, Libraries Want Cybersecurity Services Added

An overwhelming majority of E-rate applicants want the FCC to include cybersecurity services in the program, according to the 14th annual E-rate Trends Report released today by Funds For Learning.

ClassLink Updates Learning Analytics, Launches Certifications and Learning Analytics Community

ClassLink is releasing updates to its analytics tools, including a planned merger of Analytics and Analytics+ products by 2024.

Free Digital Lesson Bundle Uses Storytelling to Help Students Pursue Positive Change

The nonprofit organization Creative Visions and Discovery Education have partnered to release a free three-lesson digital bundle to inspire students in grades 6 to 12 to use storytelling and creative arts to help implement positive changes in the world on issues they care about.

Fast-Charging Station for Schools Supports up to 20 Devices

PowerGistics, which manufactures device charging stations for schools, has announced its new Flex20 Bolt, a fast USB-C to USB-C charging station that can charge 20 Chromebooks, laptops, tablet devices, and more at once.

MHEC Agreement Gives Schools, State Agencies Lower-Cost Access to SAS Viya's AI-Powered Analytics Platform

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact has partnered with AI and data analytics provider SAS to allow state education agencies, K–12 districts, and higher ed institutions across 47 states to access SAS’ Viya unified analytics platform at a significant discount, the organizations announced today at Educause.

Scribbles Integrates with PowerSchool Naviance CCLR eDocs

Scribbles Software and PowerSchool have completed the integration of their products that began in April of this year. The new integration provides users of PowerSchool Naviance CCLR eDocs with an additional 2,000 colleges and universities for sending transcripts and other documentation.

Overall Malware Down Slightly in the Quarter, as Double-Extortion Attacks Increase

Malware in general declined in the second quarter of 2023, according to a new report, even as double-extortion ransomware grew substantially.

Carnegie Foundation Establishes Advisory Panel to Help Transform Secondary Education

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced nine appointments to its Carnegie Educator Advisory Panel, made up of secondary teachers and other school leaders from across the United States.

ViewSonic Completes Android ViewBoard Line with New IFP52-2 Series for Education

ViewSonic has announced a new lineup of ViewBoards for education with its IFP52-2 series of Android-driven devices. The new boards run on the Android operating system and can access the Google Play Store.