K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Google Begins Massive Open Online Summer Camp for Makers

For the third year in a row, Google is putting on a free online Maker Camp, based on maker-movement ideals, for teens using the company’s Google+ social network.

Kaplan and Microsoft Release Free Common Core Math App

Core Score is a free app for Windows devices that provides students in grades three through eight with grade-appropriate math practice questions created for the Common Core State Standards.

Pexip, Enabling Technlogies Partner for Unified Communications Integration

Videoconferencing technology producer Pexip has teamed up with Enabling Technologies, a unified communications (UC) systems integrator, to integrate traditional videoconferencing systems with Microsoft Lync.

Survey: Parents Look to Teachers for Internet Safety Training

Who's responsible for making sure students get an education in online safety? According to four out of five teachers, parents are relying on the schools too much in this regard.

Report: Smartphones Continue To Surge as PC Decline Slows

Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, will increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Lightspeed Updates Mobile Manager for Windows 8.1

Lightspeed Systems has updated its mobile device management (MDM) system for schools, Mobile Manager, to support the latest version of the Windows 8 operating system while introducing other new features.

Vital Source Updates Accessibility Features for Ebooks

VitalSource Bookshelf has updated its accessibility support for its collection of e-textbooks.

E-rate Survey: Funding Increase Deemed Critical

An E-rate funding increase is critical to the success of many school districts, according to a new survey.

Tinkerine Debuts Introductory 3D Printing Curriculum for K-12

3D printer maker Tinkerine Studios is launching a new curriculum designed to supplement STEAM courses and introduce students to 3D printing technology.

Filament Launches Game-Based Science Curriculum

Filament Learning, a division of Filament Games, has released the first collection of its new game-based science curriculum series, PLEx (play, learn, experiment).

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