K-12 Educational Technology News

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


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.

wireframe sphere

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.

Apple Updates Entry-Level iPad, Ditches iPad 2

Apple is replacing the iPad 2 with the fourth-generation iPad with Retina Display as the entry-level model in its 9.7-inch tablet line.

Smart Updates Solutions for Microsoft Lync Room Systems

Smart Technologies has updated its solutions for Microsoft Lync Room System to add new room sizes and premium services and to offer more collaboration capabilities.

Kaplan Intros Table PC for Early Learning

Kaplan Early Learning has unveiled a table PC designed to be used as an interactive classroom display or activity center for small groups of students.

WEx Extends Professional Development Resources via BloomBoard Platform

Working Examples (WEx) and BloomBoard have partnered to expand the number of professional development resources available to educators through BloomBoard.

ALEKS Now Eligible for STEM Grant in Utah

The state of Utah has approved McGraw-Hill Education's ALEKS system for middle and high school math and has made it eligible for grants through Utah's STEM Action Center.

Discovery Introduces Techbook App

The app is designed to enable educators and students with an active Science Techbook account to access and interact with Discovery Education's digital textbook content in locations without Internet access.

White Papers:

  • Make a Difference. No Compromise. PDF screen shot

    Printing solutions have become complicated. With new options and technology, such as MFP or CLOUD services, it is making short and long term printing decisions much more complicated. Read this whitepaper to learn about available printing solutions that offer low acquisition costs, low energy consumption and speedy print production. Read more...