K-12 Educational Technology News

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


2014 IT Spending Forecast: Slightly Slower Growth Than Expected

One industry forecast of worldwide spending is being revised slightly downward, despite market improvements in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The main culprits behind the slowdown seem to be mobile devices and "macroeconomic wildcards."

Invincea Launches Free Malware Discovery and Analysis Solution

Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response (DF/IR) community, which the company is offering for free to DF/IR professionals.

SIIA Reveals Winners for Education Software Awards

Schoology, Blackboard, ClassLink and around 30 other education companies recently took home awards in the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2014 CODiE awards, honoring education software in categories like Best Classroom Management Solution and Best Project-Centered Learning Solution.

Gale Updates Kids InfoBits Database

Gale has updated its Kids InfoBits database with an improved interface and navigation, updated content and new tools.

Netgear Adds New Wi-Fi Controller, Access Point for Schools

Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for schools.

South Carolina District Wins the Sylvia Charp Award

Presented by THE Journal and ISTE in honor of the magazine’s founding editor, this award recognizes a school system for innovation in the equitable and widespread application of educational technology.

Arizona District Reduces Energy Use with Projector Upgrade

Phoenix Union High School District has replaced its existing classroom projectors with 1,480 bulb-less units in an effort to improve efficiency.

Desire2Learn Use in K-12 Ramps Up as Platform for Blended Learning and Staff Training

Districts building up their blended and online programs are ramping up their use of Desire2Learn products to provide learning environments for students, educators and staff. The company recently announced that five K-12 customers have expanded their use of its learning management system with the adoption of additional modules or new practices.

Arizona District Implements Fiber Optic Network with E-Rate Support

Nogales Unified School District #1 in Arizona has completed the implementation of a 100 percent fiber optic network for high speed Internet access and data, video and voice over IP transport.

Energy Department, National Science Teachers Choose Home Energy Ed Challenge Winners

The United States Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association have chosen the winners of the America's Home Energy Education Challenge.

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