K-12 Educational Technology News

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


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Instructure Launches White-Label Distance Learning Platform

Instructure has launched a new service for schools, colleges and universities that lets them host their own branded distance courses and course catalogs online — Canvas Catalog.

New York State Literacy Pilot is a Public/Private Partnership

The 18-month pilot is a collaborative effort of myON, a personalized, Web-based literacy environment for pre-K through 12th grade; the New York Institute of Technology; the NY State Teacher Centers and BOCES of New York State.

Wasp Intros Asset Tracking for Education

Wasp Barcode Technologies today introduced MobileAsset v7 and MobileAsset.EDU, two fixed-asset tracking solutions that allow IT departments and education institutions to manage items such as software, furniture, media equipment, and more.

Montreal School District Standardizes Video Surveillance

A major project to install video cameras in 80 Montreal schools is done.

25 New Common Core PD Courses Tackle Instructional Shifts

Professional development course provider Knowledge Delivery Systems is adding 25 new Common Core courses to its catalog, addressing topics like curricular shifts in math and ELA and leadership.

Students Blow through Wind Power in Free Virtual Lab

A new free virtual lab teaches students in grades 9-12 how turbines work to generate wind energy.

Brigham Young Researchers Develop Google Glass System for Deaf Students

Brigham Young University researchers have developed a system to project sign language interpreters onto Google Glass and other similar types of glasses.

Cost of WiFi in Schools: $800 Million per Year

A new analysis of America's schools shows that it will cost $800 million per year to bring high-speed broadband to 99 percent of the student population, one of the goals of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.

Upgraded MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach Comes With a Money-Back Guarantee

MindPlay guarantees schools that 90 percent of students will gain at least two grade levels of improvement in reading when using MVRC four days a week for 30 minutes each day — or the company will refund their purchase.

Beleaguered ConnectEDU Faces Data Decision in Bankruptcy Efforts

In an April blog entry on its site, education technology company ConnectEDU defended the use of data "to progress students toward true success in their education and careers." Now the company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of April, faces the wrath of the Federal Trade Commission, which has publicly expressed concern about how ConnectEDU will handle the student data it has compiled over the last 12 years of operation.

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