K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Arizona Department of Ed Shifts Professional Development to Blackboard

Arizona's Department of Education is expanding the use of Blackboard products in the state, this time to help its educators pursue their professional development.

CMK Press Announces New Book on 3D Printing for the Classroom

The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success includes 18 projects exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics, along with forays into the visual arts and design.

Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.

6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology

Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.

Renaissance Learning Adds Lexile Measures

Renaissance Learning is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to its reading platforms, including Accelerated Reader, STAR Early Literacy and Subtext.

Surface Pro 3 Gets 12-Inch Screen, Upgraded Processors

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next-generation Windows-based tablet, the Surface Pro 3. The latest iteration will feature a much larger and higher-resolution screen plus the latest fourth-generation Intel Core processors.

HMH Acquires Online Learning Platform Curiosityville

An online personalized learning environment designed to help children ages 3-8 learn through playful exploration and discovery, Curiosityville uses characters, games and activities to build a strong foundation for core learning areas such as creative expression, problem-solving and collaboration.

Virginia Delivers Free E-Transcripts for Its High School Students

Virginia will offer current high school students free, unlimited delivery of electronic transcripts to simplify the process of applying to postsecondary schools and jobs.

Netop Adds Mac Support to Classroom Management Tool

Netop has updated its classroom management software, Vision and Vision Pro, with support for devices running Mac OS X 10.8 or later.

Study: Using Discovery Education's Science Techbook Improves Student Achievement

Conducted by independent research firm Merola Research, the study reviewed science results on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards for fourth-grade students in York County, SC.

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