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.
A collaboration of 51 schools and laboratories have released the final set of data from a six-year program of research that used a wide-field telescope in the southwest to survey the distant universe, the Milky Way galaxy and extrasolar planetary systems.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
MIT's Lincoln Lab hosted 50 high school girls last month for a "Make Your Own Wearables" Workshop.
Discovery Education and 3M have launched the 17th annual Young Scientist Challenge, with an opportunity to work with a 3M scientist and a $25,000 grand prize up for grabs.
WizIQ is offering what it says is the first-ever live mobile learning platform that will allow teachers and students to interact in real time via their smartphones.
Following more than two years of decline, global PC shipments increased 1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.
Five schools with student-led projects dealing with the elimination of hunger win tablets and computers intended to help them with their relief efforts.
An eighth-grade math teacher's research found that using Learning Upgrade boosted scores significantly.
- By Julie B. Garcia
Designed to help educators offer interactive teaching aligned to the Common Core State Standards, MimioStudio 11.3 classroom software and the MimioMobile 3 mobile app are available for free to current Mimio customers.
- By Christopher Piehler
Albemarle County Public Schools has decided to expand its partnership with a private company in an effort to improve mobile access to online tools and provide a unified platform for its education technology.
Massive open online course provider edX has partnered with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to launch a scholarship challenge aimed at advanced students in grade 7.