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.
Bloomington Public Schools has selected a new student information system following the discontinuation of its previous SIS.
As experts pore over the details of the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget just released by the White House, one education technology organization has already begun preparing for collateral damage related to the amount allocated to enrichment grants.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Atlantic County School District has completed installation of two solar power projects totaling 600 kilowatts.
Unplag, an online plagiarism detection engine, has been updated to allow students to check their own papers ahead of the due date to make sure all their sources are properly acknowledged.
Knovation has expanded access to its curated collection of standards-aligned digital learning resources.
Shipments of Apple tablets, including iPad and iPad Pro, dropped nearly 25 percent in the last quarter of 2015, leading an overall decline in the tablet market. Meanwhile shipments of detachable tablets — devices that include removable keyboards — actually doubled in the same period.
Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School has completed installation of a 178-kilowatt solar energy project.
Superplus has updated its SuperSpeak vocabulary skill-building iOS app for students with special needs to include a new play feature designed to improve student engagement.
Dremel, a company generally known for manufacturing tools, has developed a STEM education program to integrate 3D printing into the classroom.
JibJab Bros. Studios has expanded StoryBots with StoryBots Classroom, a free resource featuring hundreds of activities, videos and books for use with tablets, laptops and interactive whiteboards, as well as StoryBots Math Skills, a new collection of math lessons and games for kindergarten students.