K-12 Educational Technology News

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


BenQ Launches Grant Program for Interactive Displays

BenQ has kicked off a new grant program for education.

No-Cost Retrofits Save on Energy Expenditures for Texas District

Looking to reap $240,000 in energy savings, Muenster ISD completes an energy retrofit on older buildings with no upfront investment.

New Attendance Kiosks Check In 40+ Students Per Minute

At this year’s InfoComm 2014, Shuttle Computer Group and ScholarChip have released a new portable attendance kiosk, designed to check in more than 40 students per minute via contactless ID cards waved nearby.

Boston District Launches Smartphone-friendly Million Word Summer Challenge

To help close a pre-literacy achievement gap among preschoolers, Revere (MA) Public Schools is partnering with its local community and reading software provider Footsteps2Brilliance on a million word summer reading challenge, aimed at kids in pre-k through third grade, that will get students reading on devices like smartphones and laptops.

Rave Panic Button App Intended To Speed Emergency Response Time

A company that provides safety and security systems in K-12 and other segments is adding a "panic button" option to its product line.

Florida District Gives Users One Stop Access to Files and Applications

A Florida school district is adopting an online service that provides users with single sign-on, gaining them access to their files and applications from any device.

Historic Private School Chooses Cloud-Based LMS

The private school that educated George Bush and George W. Bush, Humphrey Bogart and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has adopted a new learning management system

ISTE 2014 Will Feature 5 EdTekTalks

Five thought leaders from outside the world of ed tech will deliver mini-keynotes on Monday, June 30, from 2:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Global Specialties Intros Robotic Arm for Teaching Engineering

Global Specialities, a developer of electronics training products, has introduced a robotic arm designed to help teach basic electronics, mechanics and programming.

Sony Unveils New Projectors

Sony has introduced several new models of projectors, including new WUXGA models weighing less than 13 pounds and new laser light source units.

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