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.


New Series Scrutinizes Instructional Practices with the Research Behind Them

A new series of "bite-sized" monthly articles from the Learning Accelerator is examining learning science of various instructional practices. The Learning Accelerator is a nonprofit that promotes professional development for teachers and site leaders to help them learn how to use personalized learning to improve education.

Friendly Robot Helps Autistic Kids Practice Social Skills

A Missouri district has gone public with its use of a robot specifically designed to work with autistic students. Moberly School District in Missouri has adopted Milo from RoboKind for use in K-2 classes.

Diversity Lacking in K–12 Technology Leadership

Across all K–12 institutions in the United States, public and private, 93 percent of technology leaders are white, and 72 percent are male.

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Brings Coding and Robotics to the Middle School Classroom

LEGO Education today revealed SPIKE Prime, a hands-on classroom robotics and coding system for grades 6–8.

Panorama Education Launches Intervention Tracking System

Panorama Education is incorporating student intervention tracking into all-in-one platform to deliver actionable insights for educators.

The 3 Key Challenges Impeding K–12 Technology Implementation

The major challenges facing technology adoption in education haven’t changed much over the years. But the priorities of school and district technology leaders have.

National Geographic Partners with Britannica to Expand Middle School Content

The partnership will bring primary source and multimedia content to National Geographic Learning’s middle school U.S. history program.

CompTIA Acquires Middle School-Focused TechGirlz to Broaden Outreach

Recently, Creating IT Futures, a charity within CompTIA, the IT industry association, has acquired TechGirlz, which focuses on helping middle school girls gain a love for technology and consider jobs in robotics, digital media and other areas through volunteer-led workshops.

How to Narrow the Skills Gap

A new report from the Nation School Boards Association looks into how school districts can help high school graduates close the skills gap.

Apple Supporting Digital Literacy Nonprofits

Apple intends to support three major media literacy nonprofits in their work to help young people develop critical thinking skills. The News Literacy Project and Common Sense in the United States and Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori in Italy will each get help from Apple in advancing their missions.

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