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.
Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.
The United States Department of Education is soliciting input on educational funding for developing an evidence base for education practice.
These three approaches are tried out by more than 96 percent of schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs), according to a research project that is specifically studying the improvement practices adopted by low-performing schools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Alloy Software has released the latest version of its service desk and IT asset management solution for medium and large organizations, Alloy Navigator Enterprise 7.
Built to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ready Writing provides educators with instructional materials as well as professional development resources.
- By Christopher Piehler
Pexip has updated its videoconferencing platform, Infinity, to improve accessibility and improve engagement.
Kensington has launched a new tool, the PresentAir Pro Bluetooth 4.0 LE Presenter, to present, control or edit media.
ResourceMate has added a reading program service designed to provide instant access to Lexile measures and Accelerated Reader data.
Insight Education has launched a pair of tools, AdvanceCalibrate and AdvanceLearn, to complement its recently released AdvanceFeedback teacher observation platform.
Skype in the Classroom has partnered with Code.org to connect students with tech professionals in an effort to encourage more kids to pursue careers in computer science.