K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Resource Sharing Platform Like Searchable Dropbox for Education

Andover Learning launches a new searchable education resources platform for teachers.

SoftChalk Updates Create with E-Book Builder

SoftChalk has launched the latest version of its content authoring tool, Create 9, with a new e-book builder tool and other new features.

Social Media Tool Monitors for Potential Problems

A technology company in Halifax is testing software that analyzes social media commentary to identify potential risks worth alerting law enforcement and schools about.

FCC Vote Approves $1 Billion for Broadband, Defers Discussion of Raising Funding Cap

In response to pushback from educators and private organizations, the FCC added a "safety valve" feature to its reforms, guaranteeing that poor and rural schools relying on external broadband do not lose out.

AT&T Contributes $50,000 to Pennsylvania STEM Programs

In support of education focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, AT&T has contributed $25,000 each to two Pennsylvania Governor's School programs at Lehigh University and Carnegie Mellon.

Scantron and Curriculum Advantage Partner to Offer Personalized Instruction

The partnership integrates Scantron's Performance Series and Achievement Series assessment solutions with Classworks.

Desire2Learn Adds ShareStream Media Management

Desire2Learn has partnered with ShareStream to integrate the company's asynchronous video tools into its learning platform.

Califone Unveils Wireless Headphones for K-12

Califone has unveiled a set of rechargeable wireless headphones designed for use in the classroom.

D2L Unveils Revamped Platform 'Brightspace' with Adaptive Learning

Desire2Learn is using the stage of its annual user conference, Fusion 2014, to shorten its moniker and announce a new branding for its education applications.

Report: Teacher Evaluations Meaningless Without Supporting PD

Many states have been implementing new teacher evaluation systems in an effort to improve teacher effectiveness, but those evaluations have little meaning unless they are accompanied by individualized professional development and support, according to a new report from the School Improvement Network, a provider of professional learning and training resources for educators.

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