K-12 Educational Technology News

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


NSBA Makes Recommendations for Improving E-Rate

In response to the FCC's request for suggestions about modernizing the E-Rate program, National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel has offered a series of recommendations.

Pearson Launches Free Math Tutorial App

Pearson has launched a free iOS math app offering more than 1,500 tutorials aligned to the Common Core and other standards.

Algebra Nation To Add Teacher Training

The Lastinger Center for Learning just received a $250,000 grant to build a teacher network for Algebra Nation.

Colorado BOCES Takes Aim at 'Summer Slide' with Free Digital Books

The Colorado BOCES Association with two other organizations to make 4,000 digital books available to students and their families for a reading trial this spring and early summer.

Learning Upgrade Releases Sixth-Grade Math Course Built for Common Core

The course guides students through 60 step-by-step lessons, each of which provides practice problems accompanied by immediate intervention and remediation with multimedia supports.

Alliance for Excellent Ed Calls on FCC To Expand E-Rate Funding

The Alliance for Excellent Education has joined the growing group of organizations calling upon the Federal Communications Commission to modernize the E-rate program, which helps schools and libraries gain Internet access.

Research: Online Gaming Expands the Social Life of Gamers

People who play massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) may notprefer the company of avatars to live humans after all. In fact, reports new research supported by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, online gaming expands players' social lives.

Researchers Team Up with Lexia To Rewrite Literacy Testing

The Florida Center for Reading Research is working with Lexia Learning, a subsidiary of Rosetta Stone to create the new interactive and adaptive literacy tests with multiple aims, including cutting dwn the amount of time spent on assessments.

TabPilot Adds Profiles for Multiple Users

TabPilot Learning Systems has released Tablet Manager 4.0 with the addition of configuration profiles and other new features.

Report: Student Social Network Use Declines as Social Apps Move to Take Their Place

The number of students who maintain a profile on a social networking site has decreased by nearly 40 percent in the last five years according to a new report from Project Tomorrow. This year only 30 percent of middle school students (grades 6-8) and 39 percent of high school students (grades 9-10) told researchers they were actively using such a site.

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