K-12 Educational Technology News

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


States Show Improvement on Digital Learning Report Card

Digital Learning Now has released the 2013 Digital Learning Report Card, which grades K-12 education policy in each of the 50 states against the group's 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. This year only two states, Utah and Florida, received As, while 14 states received Fs and another 13 received Ds.

Renaissance Learning To Be Bought Out for $1.1 Billion

Right on the heels of a $40 million investment from Google, Renaissance Learning is being bought out for more than $1 billion.

Sylvan Learning Launches SylvanPlay Mobile Games Network

Sylvan Learning has launched SylvanPlay, a network of educational games for children in grades 1 through 4. The games are available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Vermont Creates Statewide Professional Learning Network for Common Core Implementation

The Vermont Agency of Education has created the Vermont Professional Learning Network to help educators throughout the state implement Common Core State Standards.

James Shelton Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Education

James H. Shelton III has been formally confirmed as deputy secretary of education for the United States Department of Education.

Kaltura Introduces Video App for Instructure's Canvas LMS

Open source video platform Kaltura has released a new video app for Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

Khan Academy to Offer Free SAT Prep

For this year's test, the site currently hosts hundreds of questions and more than 200 videos. For students taking the new SAT starting in 2016, Khan Academy said it will create thousands of practice problems and instructional videos that will be available in the spring of 2015.

Extron Intros 12 TouchLink Pro Touchpanels

Extron Electronics has rolled out 12 TouchLink Pro touchpanels boasting faster processing, more memory and enhanced security.

Want To Improve Test Scores? Start the School Day Later and Take Away Student Devices at Night

When the school day starts later and students leave technology outside their bedrooms at night, grades and student health both improve due to increased sleep, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Minnesota.

FLN Shares its Four Pillars of Flipped Learning

To counter common misconceptions and offer educators a practical framework for Flipped Learning, the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) today announced a formal definition of the term. They also offered educators their Four Pillars of Flipped Learning and an 11-point checklist to help guide teachers and administrators.

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