K-12 Educational Technology News

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


High School Leaps from Paper to Cloud for Student Registration

A Chicago-area public high school with about 3,300 students has converted registration from a paper process to a digital form.

Discovery Educator Network Launches Free Professional Development Tour

The Discovery Educator Network is launching a series of free professional development opportunities designed to help teachers integrate educational technology into their classrooms.

ED Releases Year 3 Race to the Top Progress Reports

The United States Department of Education has released progress reports for the 12 recipients of Race to the Top funding's first two rounds.

Lesson Planet Redesigns its Site for Mobile Device Users

According to the company, faster, more comprehensive search and adaptable views will help tablet and smartphone users access teacher reviews and links to online curriculum resources.

Department of Ed Opens Up Development Innovation Grants

The feds have opened up the fifth round of the Investing in Innovation competition for schools, districts and non-profits, this one with a focus on development grants, which can be up to $3 million each.

Canvas Adds Learning Mastery Gradebook

Instructure's Canvas learning management system has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.

Ruckus Ships 3-Stream 802.11ac Access Point

Ruckus Wireless has started shipping a new dual-band, three-stream 802.11ac access point. Unlike other 802.11ac APs, which are often software-upgraded 802.11n APs, the Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 was specifically designed for the new 802.11ac standard, according to the company.

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What the 26 Billion-Thing Internet of Things Portends for IT

The rapid growth of interconnected devices making up the Internet of Things will pummel IT departments in the areas of data security, storage, servers, networks and end user privacy, according to a new report.

Florida Chooses AIR for New Statewide Exam

The state, a former member of PARCC, is in the process of implementing the Florida Standards, new math, language arts and literacy standards largely based on the Common Core State Standards.

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