K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Consumer Adoption of 802.11ac Outpacing Enterprise Adoption

Consumer adoption of 802.11ac access points is set to accelerate drastically this year. In 2013, about 8 percent of consumer APs supported 802.11ac. That figure is expected to swell to 45 percent this year.

Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung Reveals 8-Core Chromebook 2

Samsung has unveiled its next-generation Chromebook 2 line, which will sport Exynos 5 Octa processors with eight processing cores. The Chromebook 2, designed for schools, will be available in two configurations, offering different screen sizes and processor speeds of up to 2.1 GHz.

Virtual School To Go Online in Massachusetts

Massachusetts will get its second virtual school when the TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School opens in fall 2014.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills Gets New Boss

An organization that focuses on educating students for next-generation skills has hired a new leader.

Macmillan Expands Full E-Book Catalog to Schools through OverDrive

Macmillan has moved beyond a pilot to test its e-book strategy in K-12 libraries to making its entire catalog available.

OpenEd Adds Public Courses

OpenEd, a K-12 educational resource catalog, has added support for public courses, allowing users to publish courses they've created or use those shared by others.

IDC Sees Continued Growth in Worldwide WLAN Market

According to a new report from International Data Corp, an increase in mobility applications and the continued emergence of 802.11ac have made the enterprise WLAN market one of the fastest growing networking market segments worldwide.

LAUSD Chooses Office 365 for Faculty and Staff E-Mail

Implementation of the cloud-based software will be handled by SADA Systems, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator with Gold Competency.

Adobe, Prezi Commit Software Tools for ConnectED Initiative

Adobe reported it will kick in $300 million worth of software and teacher support as part of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.

Indiana House Votes to Replace Common Core

Senate Bill 91 requires the board to write new educational standards — a process that is already underway.

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