K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Research: Most Teachers Use Technology, Few See Improvements in Achievement

A new survey of K-12 teachers found that 88 percent of respondents said they and their students use technology in class but only 24 percent said they believe it has a strong positive effect on student achievement and a mere 13 percent said it has a strong positive effect on standardized test scores.

Massachusetts Adopts Video-based Coaching Platform for Early Educators

To help shore up its professional development among early education instructors, the state of Massachusetts is introducing the video-coaching support platform from Torsh to help provide feedback and analysis.

College Students Launch New Student Engagement Platform

Chalkup employs social networking tools and an interactive platform to facilitate online learning with video chat, instant messaging, group messaging, discussion boards and Twitter.

inBloom to 'Wind Down'

CEO Iwan Streichenberger announced today that the nonprofit data integration and content search service for students and educators, which launched in February 2013 with $100 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will cease operations.

U Iowa Researchers Tackle Cheap Magnetic to Optical Data Transfer for Plastic Chips

Cheap, flexible computers may be one step closer to reality, thanks to researchers at the University of Iowa and New York University.

Taylor ISD Cuts Paper, Duplicate Data Entry with Student Information System

The Taylor Independent School District in Texas has adopted a new student information system in an effort to reduce paper usage and eliminate redundant data entry.

Palm Beach County Upgrades Wi-Fi To Support Digital Learning

Palm Beach County School District has implemented a new wireless network across all 185 schools and 13 other facilities to support 1-to-1 learning initiatives and the state's mandated switch to e-textbooks.

Research: Wearables on the Rise

The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market researcher International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.

ELL Students Neglected in School Turnaround Efforts

A new evaluation of School Improvement Grant recipients shows that even in schools with high percentages of English language learners, ELL students were poorly represented in strategic reform efforts.

Voyager Sopris Learning Launches eLibrary App

The cloud-based app is designed to provide online and offline access to professional development and instructional e-books.

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