K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Gale Unveils 10 Digital Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has added 10 new resources, comprising millions of pages, to its digital collections program for academic libraries.

Net Texts Launches Chrome Extension To Download Courses Made from OERs

Net Texts has launched a Chrome extension that allows teachers to download courses and units created from open educational resources.

Report: 6 Trends Pushing Tech Adoption in Education

The Consortium for School Networking and the New Media Consortium have released the latest findings of the MNC Horizon Project, an ongoing research initiative "designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in education" according to information released by the organizations.

EPS Intros New Literacy and Math Intervention Tool

Next week, School Specialty’s EPS Literacy and Intervention division will release a new online tool for assessing students’ skill levels in reading and math, providing them with personalized intervention plans and assigned instruction.

LoudCloud Updates LMS with Collaboration, Analytics Features

LoudCloud has updated its learning management system, to version 4.0, which includes new collaboration, analytics, and adaptive learning features.

Department of Ed Will Now Include Educational Outcomes as Part of IDEA Determinations

Under the new framework known as Results-Driven Accountability (RDA), the Department will look beyond procedural requirements and include educational results for students with disabilities in judging states’ compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Odysseyware To Release 20 Virtual Labs, Blended Learning Video Library

Odysseyware is releasing a series of new learning resources and courses, including Common Core curricula, several virtual labs, test prep tools and a library of blended learning videos.

AspireIT Initiative To Engage 10,000 Middle School Girls in Computing Programs

The National Center for Women & Information Technology is scaling up its NCWIT AspireIT initiative, which enlists technical high school or college women in designing and leading computing programs for younger girls, to engage 10,000 middle school girls in learning computing concepts.

Ed Tech Leaders Testify in Congressional Hearing on Student Data Privacy

Mark MacCarthy from SIIA and Thomas C. Murray from the Alliance for Excellent Education both highlighted the educational benefits of student data and urged Congress to be cautious in considering any new legislation.

Scenario Learning Releases 'Active Shooter for Administrators' Safety Course

Written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn, the online course outlines evidence-based methods that school and district administrators can use to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.

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