K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Florida To Use Computer Graders for Written Portion of Common Core Assessments

Florida will use computer graders to help assess the written portion of standardized tests that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests as Common Core testing begins.

Report: Interest in Flipped Classrooms Surpasses Other Digital Learning Trends

Flipped classrooms are having a significant effect on teaching and learning, according to a new white paper from Project Tomorrow and the Flipped Learning Network.

Discover Video Introduces DV Mobile Projector System

DVMP is designed to deliver live presentations to tablets, laptops and smartphones in classrooms and lecture halls.

Colfax High Students Learn Product Development with 3D Prototyping

Hailey Elias and two classmates at Colfax High School in California developed a prototype of a device that signals to skiers when they're doing what they shouldn't do — lean back. The prototype of the "Fast Forward" ski sensor was chosen by the audience as worthy of further exploration by Quirky during the March South by Southwest Conference in Austin, TX.

Achieve3000 Adds MAP Assessment Data for Differentiated Instruction

Achieve3000 and the Northwest Evaluation Association have partnered to integrate NWEA's Measures of Academic Progress assessments with Achieve3000's online literacy resources.

Itslearning Updates Learning Management System with Recommendation Engine

Itslearning has updated its learning management system (LMS), also called itslearning, with a standards mastery and recommendation engine.

Report: School IT Budgets Increasing But Still Inadequate

IT budgets have increased in one-third of school districts over the past year, but nearly half of districts still don't have enough funding to support existing IT equipment or implement new technologies, according to a new report from the Consortium for School Networking.

Conference of Mayors Urges E-Rate Reform

The leaders of the United States Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging E-rate reform.

Brief: HP Debuts Printer for Wireless Printing in the Classroom

HP's new printer offers secure wireless printing from mobile devices. The company is also launching a free five-module course to help teachers incorporate technology into their teaching practices

OpenGL ES 3.1 Adds 3D Capabilities, Integrated GPU Computing

The Khronos Group this week released an update to the royalty-free OpenGL ES specification — a widely adopted OpenGL specification designed specifically for mobile devices backed by mobile hardware heavyweights like ARM.

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