K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Xirrus Unveils Dual-Radio 802.11ac Access Point for $775

Xirrus has unveiled what it described as the lowest cost 802.11ac access point designed for enterprise, the $775 dual-radio Xirrus XR-620 AP.

New Jersey District Adopts Gigabit Data Network To Support 1-to-1 Program

Springfield Public Schools in New Jersey is getting a tenfold increase in bandwidth to support technology in its classrooms.

School City Introduces Free Common Core Assessment and Reporting Software

STARS Lite is designed to help teachers deliver, score and analyze hundreds of pre-created Common Core assessments for their students.

Bill Aims To Curb High-Stakes Testing Mandates

A bipartisan bill that aims to cut the number of standardized tests the federal can impose on states has received approval from the nation's largest teacher's union.

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Tablet Demand Slows as Prices Begin To Level Off

Tablet adoption will continue to grow for the next several years, albeit at a much more leisurely pace than has been the case so far.

MakerBot Academy Promotes 3D Printers in the Classroom

A program introduced in November 2013 to put 3D printers into classrooms has already attracted 1,000 schools.

Researchers Recommend Data Shuffling Technique To Secure Cloud Activity

Some university researchers have developed a data shuffling technique that aims to improve security of data stored in the cloud by hiding usage patterns, which can be analyzed to reveal secret information.

Washington School District Adds Online Registration Tool To Improve Medical Data Collection

Yakima School District 7 has adopted a new registration tool in an effort to streamline the collection and processing of student medical data at the beginning of the school year.

Hobsons Launches Blended Career and College Readiness Curriculum

Hobsons has launched the Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum in an effort to help schools close the "aspiration gap."

Survey Finds 50 Percent of K-12 Teachers Get Inadequate Support for Using Technology in the Classroom

The survey, conducted by digedu, a company dedicated to transitioning schools from textbooks to technology, was designed to assess various aspects of teachers’ use of technology in class.

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