"I can't wait to see the amazing things that you're going to build," the former president told 1,000 teachers, students, and supporters on a call organized by the CSforAll Consortium.
After Hurricane Harvey swamped her school system, Shanna Lumpkin, a 2nd grade teacher in the Humble Independent school district in Texas, used online platforms to read books with her students and give out back-to-school assignments.
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, school districts are using digital communication tools and online learning options to update and connect with parents, students, and teachers.
Technology companies courting influential teachers to promote their products has raised ethics concerns - and the practice has attracted critical media attention.
From Facebook to Google to a popular text-messaging app, principals have used ed tech to support colleagues dealing with Hurricane Harvey.
Grappling with concerns around cyberbullying, school safety, and classroom distraction, some K-12 schools choose to ban cellphones from the premises altogether.
Wisconsin law mandates an open-enrollment window, but districts have leeway in handling student applications to virtual schools at other times.
As part of the Techstart program, 360 Arkansas high schools will receive classroom kits including computers, cameras, and Oculus Rift headsets.
Education Secretary invested up to $5.5 million in a company that an advertising-industry self-regulatory group found to be making unsubstantiated medical claims.
A $1.5 million grant from Google will bring computer science curriculum, training, hardware devices, and dedicated funding to 4-H programs across 22 states.