K-12 Educational Technology News

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


FIRST Teams with Tableau To Bring Data Analytics to Robot Competitions

The FIRST Robotics Competition is teaming up with Tableau Software to expose students to the latter's data analytics  software, also named Tableau.

Research: PC Shipment Decline Slows

Global PC shipments dropped 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to market research company Gartner. The decline is the smallest the segment has seen in the last seven quarters.

AASA and TenMarks Team Up To Combat Summer Learning Slide in Math

TenMarks is offering its Summer Math Program for free to students around the country.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Common Core Reading Practice and Assessments Apps

The grade-specific apps for kindergarteners through sixth-graders provide literacy exercises and practice tests aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards.

Smart Technologies Intros Interactive Flat Panel for Education

Smart Technologies has unveiled the Smart Board 6065, the first model in a new line of interactive flat panels for education.

Crestron Intros New Room Scheduling Touchscreen

Crestron's new TSS-752 room scheduling touchscreen features a 7-inch widescreen color display designed to provide at-a-glance meeting and scheduling information.

Report Spotlights Problems with Virtual School Data

Virtual K-12 enrollments in Michigan have surged in the last three years while completion rates have declined slightly. But beyond that, according to a new report, little insight can be gleaned about the effectiveness of virtual schools owing to the poor quality of data reported to the state.

Brain Parade Updates Special Needs App

The visual learning and assessment tool now offers student data tracking, an automatic exercise generator that simplifies the lesson-creation process and an interactive wizard that demonstrates each feature of the app.

Learning First Alliance Suggests CCSS Assessment Delay

The group representing 10 million educators cautioned against using aligned assessments in high-stakes accountability decisions, and also announced a new website to highlight best practices for implementing Common Core State Standards.

Edgenuity Adds Lesson Mastery Report To Improve Personalized Learning

Online curriculum provider Edgenuity has released a new Lesson Mastery report to help teachers monitor student progress by skill and standard to more effectively personalize instruction.

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