K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Biamp Upgrades Tesira with Improved Compression

Biamp Systems has upgraded its Tesira digital signal processing platform to include two new hardware components and new compression abilities.

K-2 School Adds Cameras to Classrooms for Parents, Teacher Evaluations

A private school in Utah that serves children in pre-K through grade 2 is using video cameras to let parents watch what's going on in the classroom.

Lexia Reading Core5 Now Available as an Android App

The new app allows students on phones and tablets running Android 2.3 and higher to use the technology-based reading program.

Instructure Upgrades Canvas To Bring Analytics to In-Person Teaching

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system in an effort to add "digital efficiency" and real-time analytics to in-person instruction.

Report: Online Students Take 5 Forms, Each Calling for Unique Offerings

Online instruction must become as nuanced as the institutions and high schools delivering it if it is to grow as a force in education, according to a new survey by the Boston Consulting Group.

Albuquerque Upgrades Textbook Management System

Albuquerque Public Schools has replaced its former textbook inventory system with a real-time, Web-based textbook and instructional materials management system.

Report: 2.4 Billion Smart Connected Devices in 2018, Driven by Cheaper Gadgets

Smart connected devices are growing at an unprecedented rate and are expected to hit 2.4 billion units per year by 2018. According to new research, that growth will be driven by smart phones and cheaper (sub-$500) gadgets, which will begin to push traditional PCs into the margins.

Louisiana Governor Jindal Issues Executive Orders to Drop Common Core and PARCC

His executive orders instruct the state Department of Education to begin a competitive bidding process to replace the PARCC test, even though the memorandum of understanding Louisiana signed when it joined PARCC indicates that the governor cannot withdraw unilaterally.

Horry County Chooses InfoSnap for Cloud-Based Student Registration

Previously, the district of 51 schools and 40,000 students had been using a different method every year for collecting student data and payments for school-related activities.

Epson Unveils Big Changes, New Releases to Projector Lines

Epson is rolling out a host of expansions and new releases to its various lines of projectors, including the addition of three new models to its PowerLite series and the introduction of its BrightLink Pro ultra-short throw interactive projectors.

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