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.


Michigan School Opens Robotics Center

The new center features fabrication equipment and a full-sized FIRST Robotics field for practice. Among the users will be regional robotics teams, the high school's own robotics club (the "Tractor Technicians"), the middle school robotics club ("Tractor Technicians in Training") and various elementary-level groups.

BenQ Adds Voice Controls to Interactive Flat Panel Line

BenQ has updated its Premium RP Series of interactive flat panels with voice command delivered by Amazon Web Service (AWS). The voice activation takes the place of a physical remote control.

Pitsco Expands Robotics Catalog

STEM kit seller Pitsco Education has introduced a new line of robotics and coding products for its K-12 classroom catalog.

How Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

While more educators are using technology in the classroom every day, there is no monolithic way that teachers are implementing new forms of learning, according to a new study.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of April 15, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

NY District Invests in Woz U STEAM Lessons

Content covers coding, engineering design, drones, cybersecurity and mobile app development. In the future, according to the company, curriculum will also cover animation, data analysis and artificial intelligence. The company said the lessons adhere to Next Generation Science Standards.

Legislation Around Capitol Hill: Congress Intros Bill to Close Digital Divide

Lawmakers in Congress introduced five bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

Report: Time to Test New Forms of Teacher Prep

An organization advocating for personalized learning and competency-based education has issued a brief intended to help federal decisionmakers improve professional development for teachers.

Nintendo to Begin Shipping VR Labo Kit for Switch

Nintendo is releasing its fourth do-it-yourself cardboard kit this week. Nintendo Labo VR KIT provides an introduction to virtual reality.

High Schoolers Drive Content Programming in Digital Signage Pilot

High schoolers are handling much of the content programming for a new digital sign deployment in their district.

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