K-12 Educational Technology News

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


South Carolina District Refreshes Security Camera System

A South Carolina school district has undertaken an update of its video surveillance system.

Spending on Instructional Tech To Reach $19 Billion Within 5 Years

Spending on classroom technology reached $13 billion last year. According to a new market forecast, that's expected to hit $19 billion by 2018, driven primarily by mobile devices.

Georgia Independent Schools Launch Digital Initiative to Replace Textbooks

As part of an effort to reduce dependence on print textbooks, the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), an association of private, independent and parochial schools, will give schools access to Net Texts, a cloud-based system where educators can collaborate to develop their own learning media or courses.

MimioStudio Software Now Available With Epson BrightLink Projectors

MimioStudio software is designed for use with interactive projectors, and supports pens, single-touch, multi-touch and gestures.

San Francisco USD Upgrades Wireless

San Francisco Unified School District has overhauled its wireless network to provide improved coverage and reliability for 9,000 staff and 56,000 students.

Sangari Active Science Releases Interactive Middle School Curriculum

Designed for tablets and laptops, this digital, fully interactive version incorporates audio, video, graphic simulations and writing and drawing tools into the already powerful IQWST curriculum.

SETDA, Creative Commons Partner on Digital Resource Policy Brief

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has partnered with Creative Commons United States to release a policy brief on the effective and legal use of digital content created by teachers.

Arizona District Creates Data Warehouse for Better Data Analysis

Arizona’s Kyrene Elementary School District, near Phoenix, is implementing a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics, and reports to help consolidate and process information from the SIS and various other district systems.

Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 7

Red Hat has unveiled the latest version of its flagship platform, Enterprise Linux 7, which is designed to provide a foundation for open hybrid clouds and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures.

Maryland District Rolling Out Digital Learning Environments, PD from Discovery

Maryland’s Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) is using competitive funds from its state’s Digital Learning Innovation Fund to adopt Discovery Education’s series of digital textbooks as well as a new digital library with more than 150,000 learning objects.

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