K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Researchers Recommend Data Shuffling Technique To Secure Cloud Activity

Some university researchers have developed a data shuffling technique that aims to improve security of data stored in the cloud by hiding usage patterns, which can be analyzed to reveal secret information.

Washington School District Adds Online Registration Tool To Improve Medical Data Collection

Yakima School District 7 has adopted a new registration tool in an effort to streamline the collection and processing of student medical data at the beginning of the school year.

MakerBot Academy Promotes 3D Printers in the Classroom

A program introduced in November 2013 to put 3D printers into classrooms has already attracted 1,000 schools.

Hobsons Launches Blended Career and College Readiness Curriculum

Hobsons has launched the Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum in an effort to help schools close the "aspiration gap."

Survey Finds 50 Percent of K-12 Teachers Get Inadequate Support for Using Technology in the Classroom

The survey, conducted by digedu, a company dedicated to transitioning schools from textbooks to technology, was designed to assess various aspects of teachers’ use of technology in class.

LRAD Launches Mobile Long-Range PA System

LRAD has debuted a new mobile PA system that boasts the ability to blast intelligible audio over a 2-square-mile area.

U Wisconsin Researchers Launch Online Formative Assessment of K-12 School Leadership

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison have launched an online version of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL), a research-based tool for assessing K-12 school leadership.

Sony, Panasonic Reveal 1 TB Archival Optical Disc Roadmap

Sony and Panasonic have revealed their latest disc-based storage roadmap, with 300 GB and larger Archival Disc media set to ship beginning next year.

Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

National School Boards Honors Ed Tech Innovators

Those who use technology in the classroom and school operations in innovative ways share three characteristics: They're willing to take risks; they share what they learn with their colleagues; and they inspire others to believe that they can be effective too. This from the National School Boards Association, which has just designated 20 people as educators "to watch."

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