The Latest in Education Technology

  • Net Neutrality Vote Heavy Hit to Schools and Districts

    Now that the rules that govern net neutrality have been peeled away, the reins to the internet have been handed back to service providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to manage access to websites and web-based services.

  • Maryland Boosting CS Focus in K-12

    Maryland has ramped up efforts to get more students trained in computer science subjects with several new initiatives, including the first "Governor's Club Challenge," intended to draw more girls into coding, and assigning a task force to figure out what pathways are needed between education and open jobs in the state.

  • Free C-STEM Studio Adds Curriculum for Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Lego Mindstorms

    The University of California, Davis C-STEM Center has updated its free STEM platform for grades K-14. Version 4 of the C-STEM Studio software suite includes new and updated curriculum and programs for Lego Mindstorms, Barobo Linkbots, Raspberry Pi computers and Arduino control boards.

  • Indiana U High School Adopts Examity for Online Proctoring

    Following a nearly three-year pilot, Indiana University High School will be working with the proctoring platform Examity, which was chosen over alternatives for its "flexibility, security and support."

Classroom Technology

  • Audible to Give 15,000 Newark Students Fire Tablets

    The students and teachers will receive 7-inch, 8 GB tablets with headphones and a free bundle of more than 150 recommended audiobook titles chosen by Newark educators and Audible employees.

  • Chromebooks or Smartphones? 1-to-1 or BYOD? Why Not Both?

    As many high schoolers are using their personal devices in class as school-issued Chromebooks. According to new data released this fall, more than half — 58 percent — reported using their personal devices in the classroom for school-related activities; a similar percentage (56 percent) are using school-issued Chromebooks.

  • Report: Tablets Decline in 3rd Quarter

    Increased demand for smartphones, a lengthening replacement cycle for tablets and an improving position for traditional PCs has left tablets in a tough position.

  • Report: 2 in 5 Kids 8 and Under Have Their Own Tablets

    Nearly half — 42 percent — of children eight years old or younger have their own tablet. That number is up from just 1 percent in 2011.

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