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.

Splash Math Launches Centralized Dashboard for Teachers

The elementary school math program’s latest offering will allow teachers to keep track of student progress on game-based learning modules.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of November 18, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

4 Ways to Improve the Use of Data in CTE

Nonprofit MDRC recently issued a 10-page brief laying out the challenges career and technical education programs face in collecting data and four steps they can take "to strengthen their own CTE data-collection and measurement activities."

4 Instructional Practices with Impact on Student Achievement

Among 32 instructional practices examined in a recent research project, teachers' general instruction and classroom management — and not their prowess with reading and writing instruction — made the difference to student achievement.

Study: Teachers Find Benefits of Ed Tech Elusive

Sixty percent of teachers are worried that a focus on implementing technology tools in the classroom could damage the student-teacher relationship, according a recent survey from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

It's Time for Learning Science to Drive Education Policy

10 recommendations for synchronizing K-12 education policy with the science of learning and development.

Amazon Launches Storefront for Educational Resources

Educators can now create and sell their educational resources through a dedicated portal and storefront on Amazon.

New Epson BrightLink Projectors Offer 5,000 Lumens and Ultra Widescreen Display

Epson has debuted two new models in its BrightLink line of interactive laser displays for education.

OpenStax K–12 OER Unit Intros Crosswalk Doc for AP Biology Mapping

A new practice by OER publisher OpenStax will help bridge the gap by aligning the contents of its textbooks with high school learning standards.

Minecraft Hour of Code Lesson Focuses on AI

Microsoft’s latest Hour of Code tutorial is providing educators with resources to teach their students the basics of coding and how to prevent forest fires using Minecraft.

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