K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Remind101 Adds Attachments to Free Messaging Service

Remind101, a free messaging service for teachers, has been updated with the ability to attach assignments, photos, documents and other files to messages.

Report: As PC Shipments Continue To Lag, Android Dominates

Global device shipments will improve 6.9 percent over the previous year to reach 4.8 billion units in 2014, according to a new report from market research form Gartner.

Power PDF Offers Commenting, Review and Side-by-Side Document Comparison

Nuance Communications has released Power PDF, a PDF creation tool designed as an alternative to Adobe Acrobat.

MindPlay Updates its FLRT Reading Trainer

FLRT is designed to help students improve their reading level and speed after using the program for at least 10 hours.

Seton Hill U, Blended Schools to Deliver Dual Credit Online Foreign Language Courses

High school students can earn college credits in one of four foreign languages this summer, thanks to a new partnership between Seton Hall University and online curriculum provider Blended Schools Network.

Tech Talent South Offers Tuition Matching for Teachers Learning To Code

Tech Talent South, an Atlanta-based company that provides entry-level Web development and coding education, has launched news initiatives designed to get teachers and women involved in the technology community.

McGraw-Hill Brings Create Publishing Platform to K-12

McGraw-Hill is making its custom-publishing tool, Create, available to K-12 schools and districts.

Report: Global Software Sales Top $407 Billion in 2013

Global software shipments rose 4.8 percent year over year to hit $407.3 billion in 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. Riding a 6 percent growth rate, Microsoft continues to dominate the sector with sales of $65.7 billion, more than twice second-place company Oracle, which raked in just under $30 billion in the last year.

Wildlife Acoustics Introduces Bat Detector

The Echo Meter Touch is a key-fob-sized, ultrasonic module that plugs into an iPhone or iPad and works with a free app to allow students to listen to and record bats in real time.

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American Students Ahead of the Curve on PISA Problem Solving Scores

No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. There's actually good news about American education coming out of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the triennial international assessment that ranks countries based on their students' proficiency in math, science and language arts (as measured by standardized tests).

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