K-12 Educational Technology News

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


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.

LRAD Launches Mobile Long-Range PA System

LRAD has debuted a new mobile PA system that boasts the ability to blast intelligible audio over a 2-square-mile area.

U Wisconsin Researchers Launch Online Formative Assessment of K-12 School Leadership

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison have launched an online version of the Comprehensive Assessment of Leadership for Learning (CALL), a research-based tool for assessing K-12 school leadership.

Sony, Panasonic Reveal 1 TB Archival Optical Disc Roadmap

Sony and Panasonic have revealed their latest disc-based storage roadmap, with 300 GB and larger Archival Disc media set to ship beginning next year.

Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

National School Boards Honors Ed Tech Innovators

Those who use technology in the classroom and school operations in innovative ways share three characteristics: They're willing to take risks; they share what they learn with their colleagues; and they inspire others to believe that they can be effective too. This from the National School Boards Association, which has just designated 20 people as educators "to watch."

Easygenerator Unveils Web-Based E-Learning Authoring Tool

Easygenerator has released an online subscription-based version of its e-learning authoring tool, dubbed the Easygenerator Starter Plan.

Utility Allows Authentication via Google Apps for Ed

Milton Security Group, a provider of products for managing devices in a bring-your-own-device environment, has developed a network access control utility that allows an external login through Google Apps for Education to be used for authentication of each device and user.

Pearson Adds Hypersign Integration to PowerSchool

Pearson is integrating Hypersign's digital signage software with PowerSchool to allow users to manage displays from within the student information system.

CoSN Issues Guidelines for Designing Optimal Education Network

A professional association of K-12 IT leaders has defined the specifications for a district network that can keep up with current and future instructional and learning requirements.

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