Florida schools turn to emergency tech after campus shootings
Osceola County School District joins other Florida public schools, plus Florida State University, in adopting a high-tech solution in the event of active shooter situations.
Educators struggle to find solid research on edtech
The vast majority of educators rely on general web searches for edtech information, but they are skeptical about how reliable that information is.
Report: Teachers are the nexus of technology decisions and purchases
A recent analysis by MDR Education finds that teachers can and do wield significant power for observing technology trends in their own classrooms.
Walmart's back-to-school app asks users to trade information for convenience
Though the platform — which provides access to school supply lists — promises convenience, privacy experts say students and parents should be skeptical.
Microsoft announces smaller, more affordable Surface device
At 1.15 pounds and 10 inches, the Surface Go is made to fit comfortably in a backpack but offer the full performance of a laptop.
Northeastern U. to equip all students with Alexa-powered devices
Following a "highly successful" pilot involving Amazon Echo Dots, the private university wants to expand the Alexa platform to all 18,000 students.
A much cleaner Classroom leads list of latest updates from Google
At ISTE 2018, the tech company introduced "locked mode" for quizzes and a new Classwork page in Google Classroom.
Microsoft acquires classroom video platform Flipgrid
Flipgrid, used in more than 20 million classrooms around the globe, will now be free for schools.
Higher ed must get smarter about its relationship to workforce, report says
Colleges should adjust teaching methods to better align with future workplace skills, according to a report from Pearson and the nonprofit JFF.