K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Report: Wearables Dominated by Activity Trackers as Smart Watches Tick Down

The wearables market was dominated by activity trackers in the first quarter of 2014, outpacing sales of smart watches by a margin of 4-to-1.

WIN Learning Launches Career Readiness System

WIN Learning has launched the WIN Career Readiness System, a new digital teaching and learning solution designed to prepare high school students for college and careers.

Report: Many Educators Don’t Feel Ready for Online Summative Assessments

SIIA's annual survey reveals K-12 institutions lack technology needed for online, summative assessments, but schools are making improvements in the use of tech tools for decision-making and student access to digital content online.

Utah Piloting Copia Digital Learning Platform for Statewide OER Science Curriculum

A statewide open educational resources program in Utah is piloting digital learning content for science instruction in grades 3-12.

Edmodo Releases Free Snapshot Formative Assessment Tool

Edmodo has released a new formative assessment tool called Snapshot, which is "designed to provide real-time insight into student proficiency in educational standards and help teachers immediately address any learning gaps."

Corel Offers Free Software for Teachers and Faculty Members

Corel has launched its new Teacher-Try-It Program at the ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta.

SPARKvue Adds Real-Time Collaboration for Lab Activities

PASCO scientific has updated its K-12 science learning application, SPARKvue. The latest version enables students and teachers to share data and collaborate on lab activities in real time, and adds an array of other new features for students and teachers.

Mimio Rolls Out Interactive Displays, Upgrades MimioStudio and MimioMobile

Mimio is unveiling a new line of interactive classroom displays and also releasing new versions if its flagship education software tools, MimioStudio and MimioMobile.

Kajeet 4G Hotspots for Education Title I Eligible

Kajeet reported that its 4G access points, designed to provide underprivileged students with access to the Internet at home, are now available for Title I funding. The company also released a Title I funding resource in conjunction with the Consortium for School Networking and the National Title I Association.

Discovery Educator Network Kicking Off Free Summer PD Resources

This August Discovery Educator Network is hosting free professional development resources for K-12 educators.

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