K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Report: Teachers Want Metadata Tags on Resources, Don't Know if They've Used Tagged Material

Nearly six in 10 education publishers currently describe or tag their material with metadata, and 56 percent of those who don't have plans to begin doing so within the next year, according to a recent survey by the Learning Resources Metadata Initiative.

Netop Invites Educators to Beta Test New Workflow Management App

Vision ME is a Web-based iPad application that combines presentation features with mobile device management tools.

More School Time on Math Won't Help Struggling Students in the Long Run

Will more time in math class equate to more math fluency for middle school students? Not in the long run, according to research done at Stanford University's Center for Educational Policy Analysis.

SimpleK12 To Host Free Google Tools Event for Educators

SimpleK12, a provider of online professional development for educators, will host a free webinar series August 9 on the effective use of Google tools and apps in the classroom.

New Personalized Learning Course Draws Materials from The Electric Company

Starting next year, Sesame Workshop will release a new adaptive learning curriculum for math and reading based on educational concepts found in its television series The Electric Company.

K8e Partners With Flying Start to Make E-Books for Early Readers

K8e produces multi-device content that readers can access on any operating system, directly in an Internet browser, without downloading software. User can also download books to read offline.

TextHelp Launches Free Fluency Tool

Literacy software provider Texthelp has launched Fluency Tutor for Google, a leveled reading and assessment tool designed to help teachers working with emerging or struggling readers.

BoomWriter Adds Interactive Vocab Tool

BoomWriter Media has updated its collaborative writing platform, also dubbed BoomWriter, to include an interactive vocabulary tool.

SRC Solutions Launches New Platform for Student Document Management

SRC Solutions, a company that offers the Registration Gateway online enrollment program, has launched a new platform for helping schools manage student documents and communications related to compliance, retention, and risk mitigation.

BenQ Introduces New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors

The two new projectors offer throw ratios of 0.35 and 0.43 and brightness of 3,000 to 3,200 lumens.

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