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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.


ISTE Unveils Free Diagnostic Tool, Resource Portal for Tech Integration

The International Society for Technology in Education has launched a free new diagnostic tool and resource library, together dubbed the ISTE Lead and Transform Movement, for school and district technology integration.

Girls School Promotes Digital Kindness Week

Girls between the ages of 10 and 18 are more like than boys to have been bullied online and to have bullied others that way, according to research by the Cyberbullying Research Center. That's one of the reasons why a private all-girls' K-12 school in Maryland is inoculating its students against cyber-bullying by hosting its first ever "Digital Kindness Week."

$2 Million Grant To Fund Pilot in Online AP Instruction

Entering its second year, the Davidson Next Initiative in North Carolina is creating a suite of online instructional units to improve student outcomes in difficult AP courses.

EBSCO, OpenAthens Partner on Single Sign-On

EBSCO Information Services has expanded a previous partnership with Eduserv's OpenAthens to provide users with a single sign-on tool to log into an organization's content accounts.

App Launched To Boost Student Interest in Congress

The Student Governmental Affairs Program now has an interactive app for high school students.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Innovation Incubator

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is launching a new incubation effort, HMH Labs, in an effort to spur innovation in technology solutions for education.

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students

It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.

Data Quality Campaign Releases Policy Brief on Student Data Collection

'Student Data Collection, Access, and Storage: Separating Fact from Fiction' is designed to clear up misconceptions and offer guidance to educational leaders.

CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

Splashtop Now Allows Remote Access to Whiteboards From More Devices

With a strategic alliance with Sharp now in place, Splashtop can be used remotely with Aquos Boards.

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