K-12 Educational Technology News

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


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.

Louisiana District Gives Juniors Access to Online Prep Courses

Next year, high school juniors at the Lafayette (LA) Parish School System will get a chance to take a host of ACT and college and career readiness courses online to help them plug any skill gaps before graduation.

New Report Details Strategies for Managing Tight IT Budgets

Intended as a resource for district and technology leaders, a new report from the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) examines how to save money through demonstrating ROI, sustainable technology practices, and good financial leadership.

Mobile Application Management To Supplant Mobile Device Management

As BYOD continues to gain traction, enterprise mobile device management is being pushed aside in favor of more user-centric mobile application management (MAM). According to a new report, MAM — which itself comes in a variety of forms —  will overtake MDM as the dominant mobile management mode within the next five years.

Ricoh Unveils New Portable Whiteboards Projectors and Video Conferencing System

Ricoch Americas has unveiled a new interactive whiteboard, a digital projector that works with walls and other fixed surfaces, and a video conferencing system as part of the slate of offerings released at the recent InfoComm AV show.

Peerless-AV Unveils Outdoor 4K Video Kiosk

Peerless-AV has launched an outdoor kiosk enclosure for 4K ultra HD video displays, which it claims is the first such kiosk available.

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