K-12 Educational Technology News

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


FCC Looks To Boost Broadband Support for Schools as It Reviews E-Rate Modernization

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on changes to the E-rate program that are likely to go into effect next year.

App Ed Review Offers Teachers Tips on Using Apps in Class

According to its founders, the free app review site uses TPACK as its theoretical framework and is informed by the Common Core State Standards.

Infinitely Virtual Intros Cloud Hosting Plan for Education

Cloud server provider Infinitely Virtual today announced Virtual Terminal Server — Standard, the first of what will eventually be four cloud hosting plans for the education market.

FlipCon14 is Coming to Pittsburgh

Flipped Learning Network’s seventh annual conference is scheduled for June 23 to 25 at Mars Area High School near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dell Rolls Out Education Series Laptops, Interactive Projector

Dell has launched a new line of laptops purpose-built for education called the Latitude 13 Education Series. The company also took the wraps off a multitouch-enabled interactive projector and a new mobile cart.

Report Recommends Curtailing Virtual School Growth Until Quality Issues Can Be Addressed

Lawmakers should stop the proliferation of virtual schools until significant quality issues have been addressed. That's just one recommendation from a report released this week that evaluated the growth and performance of full-time virtual schools in the United States.

Virtual School Enrollment Increases by Double Digits

Both the number of online virtual schools and the number of students enrolled in those schools grew substantially last year, according to a new report out of the University of Colorado Boulder. But the numbers aren't as high as you might expect.

OTOY 3D Rendering Software Now Free for Students

Students can now download OTOY's OctaneRender 3D rendering software, including OctaneRender plugins for Blender and Autodesk's 3ds MAX (and, shortly, Maya), for free.

Dell Forms Youth Advisory Board for Ed Tech

Dell has pulled together a group of 12 "youth leaders" to help guide the development of its education offerings.

Montana To Build Statewide Data Warehouse to Connect K-12, Postsecondary Student Data

The Montana Office of Public Instruction has partnered with IBM and ConnectEDU to develop a statewide data warehouse that will store electronic student transcripts for K-12 students and connect them with postsecondary data for Montana high school students who go on to postsecondary education in the state.

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