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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.


EBSCO Adds EasyBib Integration for Citations

EBSCO has integrated EasyBib in an effort to make it easy to export citation data from EBSCO resources to EasyBib tools.

Kentucky School Wins $48,000 in Tech and Cash

Kentucky's Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North will receive $48,000 in grants as the winner of this year's Team up for Technology award.

Report: Testing and Assessment Products Are Now the Biggest Category of Ed Tech Sales

Vendor responses to SIIA’s annual ed tech market survey show that, driven by districts implementing the Common Core, sales in the testing and assessment category have reached almost $2.5 billion per school year.

Autodesk Offers Design Software Free to Secondary, Post-Secondary Schools

Autodesk has released its design software free to students, instructors and educational institutions anywhere in the world.

Survey: Admissions Officers Check Social Media Pages, Students Don't Care

Two surveys by Kaplan Test Prep find respondents saying admissions officers are more likely to check applicants' social media activity but that students aren't worried about what they'll find.

Report: Teachers at Low Income Schools Lose Teaching Time More Than Peers

A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles has found that teachers at high poverty schools are more likely than their peers to report lost instruction time owing to poor access to technology, libraries and qualified substitute teachers.

EdX Joins ConnectED To Deliver MOOCs for Free Teacher Training and AP Prep

MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.

Oakland USD Beefs up Network for Personalized Learning

The Oakland Unified School District is improving its broadband infrastructure to better support personalized learning curriculum and applications.

Elementary School Robotics Teams Compete in Michigan

One of the first FIRST Competition qualifying rounds for elementary school robotics teams takes place in Grandville, MI, a hotbed of robotics activity.

Boardmaker Releases iPad App for Students with Speech Disabilities

Boardmaker, a company that produces technology to help students in special education classes overcome speech, language and learning issues, has launched a new iOS app, the Boardmaker Student Center app.

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