K-12 Educational Technology News

All news articles from the THE Journal editorial team, in chronological order.


U Southern California To Offer Online Doctor of Ed Degree

The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education has unveiled plans to launch its first online doctorate degree.

Bing's Classroom-Friendly Search Enters Wide Release

Microsoft Bing’s school-friendly search, Bing in the Classroom, is now open to all eligible K-12 schools in the United States. Previously, the program was only in limited pilot.

Adaptive Game-Based Platform Helps Students Master Concepts in Algebra Challenge

The University of Washington's Center for Game Science has been testing an adaptive game-based platform that is showing promise in promoting mastery of algebra concepts among students in grades K-12.

Booneville Schools Implements District-Wide 1-to-1 Initiative

Booneville School District in Mississippi has implemented Chromebooks and iPad Minis for all 1,300 K-12 students and 90 teachers, along with new wireless infrastructure to support the devices.

Instructure Launches Open Resource LTI App Catalog

LMS provider Instructure has launched EduAppCenter.com, an open resource Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) catalog that lets users incorporate more than 130 education apps into their own LMS or education environment.

Solidoodle Releases 3D Printer Program for Education

3D printer manufacturer Solidoodle has released two packages designed for the education market. The packages have been launched under the umbrella program Solidoodle U.

New Study Suggests Comprehensive PD Program Positively Impacts Mobile Classrooms

New research by ISTE and the Verizon Foundation suggests that for schools with mobile device initiatives an organized, comprehensive teacher training program can improve standardized test scores, at least somewhat, and lead to more one-on-one learning in the classroom.

Florida Assessments Back Online After Day Outage

Online testing in Florida schools being delivered by Pearson Education hiccupped on Tuesday, April 22, at 26 districts in the state and had to be delayed for a day while server problems were sorted out.

NCAA Declines Coursework From 24 Virtual High Schools

The NCAA has notified virtual school provider K12 Inc. that it will no longer accept accept coursework from 24 of its schools for initial eligibility review for prospective student athletes. The NCAA stipulates the coursework does not fulfill its course requirements for nontraditional high schools.

Teachscape Debuts New ELA and Common Core Courses for Educators

In an expansion of its online Common Core course offerings, Teachscape is introducing new self-paced courses for educators focusing on English Language Arts and literacy.

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