K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Taylor ISD Cuts Paper, Duplicate Data Entry with Student Information System

The Taylor Independent School District in Texas has adopted a new student information system in an effort to reduce paper usage and eliminate redundant data entry.

Palm Beach County Upgrades Wi-Fi To Support Digital Learning

Palm Beach County School District has implemented a new wireless network across all 185 schools and 13 other facilities to support 1-to-1 learning initiatives and the state's mandated switch to e-textbooks.

ELL Students Neglected in School Turnaround Efforts

A new evaluation of School Improvement Grant recipients shows that even in schools with high percentages of English language learners, ELL students were poorly represented in strategic reform efforts.

Research: Wearables on the Rise

The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market researcher International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.

Voyager Sopris Learning Launches eLibrary App

The cloud-based app is designed to provide online and offline access to professional development and instructional e-books.

FIRST Teams with Tableau To Bring Data Analytics to Robot Competitions

The FIRST Robotics Competition is teaming up with Tableau Software to expose students to the latter's data analytics  software, also named Tableau.

Research: PC Shipment Decline Slows

Global PC shipments dropped 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to market research company Gartner. The decline is the smallest the segment has seen in the last seven quarters.

AASA and TenMarks Team Up To Combat Summer Learning Slide in Math

TenMarks is offering its Summer Math Program for free to students around the country.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Common Core Reading Practice and Assessments Apps

The grade-specific apps for kindergarteners through sixth-graders provide literacy exercises and practice tests aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards.

Smart Technologies Intros Interactive Flat Panel for Education

Smart Technologies has unveiled the Smart Board 6065, the first model in a new line of interactive flat panels for education.

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