The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has launched a voluntary pledge for K–12 education technology software makers to "commit to designing products with greater security built in," the agency said in a news release.
Digital transformation is still largely in its infancy in K–12 schools and districts. According to the 2023 THE Journal Digital Transformation Survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they have not yet begun to implement their strategies or roll out technologies.More
A May 2023 survey of Gen Z students conducted by Touchstone Research shows how students perceive generative artificial intelligence, how they use it, and what they're using the tools for — and while only 18% of respondents said they'd ever used generative AI, of those, over a third were middle- and high-schoolers reporting they've used the tools to help with their schoolwork.
Subjects being developed for game modules include chemistry and physics, math, language arts, and history. The platform contains curriculum aligned-content and extracurricular skill development, the company said. More
Even with the massive influx of technology spending in K–12 over the last few years, digital transformation in schools continues to be a work in progress.More
"Ed tech whiplash," or the constant addition and removal of tech solutions in schools, is a real issue and has been negatively impacting teachers and students for years. During the 2022–23 school year alone, K–12 school districts accessed, on average, 2,591 different ed tech tools. As a former director of technology in public education, I saw educators struggle to keep up with the always-growing list of ed tech tools being implemented in their schools. And I also saw teachers become heavily invested in solutions that improved efficiency and efficacy in their classrooms, only for the solution to be removed within a short time due to a lack of "ROI." This type of back and forth is not only frustrating for teachers, but it leaves students with a lack of consistency in their learning environment.More
Discovery Education will hold its 12th annual Fall VirtCon free professional learning conference on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, where it invites educators "to learn new, classroom-tested techniques and strategies for igniting each student's innate curiosity," the company said.
Discovery Education reported today that it will acquire ed tech company DreamBox Learning, the maker of DreamBox Math and DreamBox Reading. Its tools are in use by some 600,000 educators and 6 million students, according to the companies.More
In a new national survey of more than 1,100 educators, a substantial 64% said they are somewhat or very worried about losing technology resources in the classroom owing to funding cuts.More
The series focuses on explaining what AI is, how it works, how to use it responsibly, and how it can be used in teaching, especially in freeing up teachers' time from routine administrative tasks. It opens with an introductory fireside chat between Khan Academy founder Sal Khan and Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi.More
KinderLab Robotics has released a new, free curriculum for grades 1–3 designed to help them understand "how AI tools work and think critically about how these tools can improve lives in their communities."More
Since ChatGPT's introduction last autumn, educators have been thinking through the potential impact of generative AI on education. While its full transformative potential remains uncertain, AI shows promise for teachers grappling with resource constraints and demanding workloads. Here's a closer look at the concurrent AI landscape in schools — and a prediction of what the future holds.More
Digital paper app Goodnotes has launched Goodnotes 6 exclusively on Apple platforms with AI-powered Spellcheck, handwriting capabilities, and AI Math Assistance, according to a news release.
Campus Technology sits down with David Weil, Vice President and Chief Information and Analytics Officer, Information Technology & Analytics, at Ithaca College, who will be delivering talks on both AI and data and analytics at the upcoming Tech Tactics in Education Conference, to be held Nov. 7–9 in Orlando, FL.More
K–12 teachers across the United States looking to incorporate virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) into their classrooms can take advantage of a partnership between McGraw Hill and Verizon, who created the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ and have recently added new lessons to its repository.More
Microsoft has introduced two new search features: Bing Chat Enterprise for Faculty and Search Progress, a new learning accelerator built into Teams Assignments.More
New top positions have been announced for Chicago schools' Pedro Martinez, Jan Dierkes at EmpowerU, Richard G. Mills Jr. at United Educators, and the 2023-24 ParentSquare Advisory Council.More
K–12 data and communications software provider SchoolStatus has acquired ClassTag, a unified family communication and engagement platform for educators, schools, and districts, according to a news release.
A survey of nearly 1,000 parents revealed that only a small minority oppose the use of generative AI tools like ChatGPT for academic help in schools.More
Thirty-eight percent of educators expect to adopt AI tools in the coming year, and 57% said they believe such tools should be used, according to a new report.More
Ed tech company ThinkCERCA has integrated Microsoft's Immersive Reader into its framework platform. The integration aims to improve critical thinking and literacy skills to make content accessible to all students, "regardless of their reading abilities or learning styles," the company said.More
Scientific data collection company Vernier Science Education has introduced two new sensors to its lineup of equipment for high school and college environmental science. The two sensors are wireless and connect to student devices to collect and analyze data.More