K-12 Educational Technology News

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


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.

Boeckeler Instruments Launches New Annotation System with iPad Control

Boeckeler Instruments has unveiled a new annotation system, the Pointmaker CPN-5600 HDCP, which features a hardware-based video processor and enables users to display and share content from an iPad or multiple video and computer sources.

Barracuda Launches Free Cloud-Based MDM for K-12

Barracuda Networks has launched Barracuda Mobile Device Manager, a free cloud-based iOS device and application management service for Barracuda customers.

PESA Intros Compact Streaming System

PESA, a manufacturer of audio and video distribution systems, has introduced its new compact streaming system, PESA Xstream C22.

Mobile Devices: 70 Percent of School Districts Have Substantial Deployments

Mobile may once have been proscribed tech on American K-12 campuses, but it now enjoys a "substantial presence in most school districts." According to a new report, more than two-thirds of school districts in the United States have mobile technologies deployed in a significant number of their classrooms.

FarFaria and Education.com Offer Free Storytime Apps to 10,000 Southern California Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the giveaway will provide teachers and their students access to FarFaria’s library of more than 700 children’s books for kids ages 2 through 9.

Illinois District Training Teacher Leaders to Cope With Digital Transition

Illinois’ Des Plaines Consolidated School District 62 will start a new program to develop teacher leaders to help support its three-year digital transition by working with Discovery Education’s new Digital Leader Corps PD program.

Palo Verde College Offers Online PD for Early Childhood Ed

Palo Verde College in California has partnered with Hatch, a provider of early childhood education technology, to provide an online professional development course for teachers using technology in the classroom.

Report: 83 Percent of High Schools Offer Online Courses

Only 17 percent of high schools do not currently offer any online classes and more than 40 percent are offering online courses in English language arts, history, math or science, according to the latest report from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up report.

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