K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Partnership for 21st Century Skills Gets New Boss

An organization that focuses on educating students for next-generation skills has hired a new leader.

Macmillan Expands Full E-Book Catalog to Schools through OverDrive

Macmillan has moved beyond a pilot to test its e-book strategy in K-12 libraries to making its entire catalog available.

OpenEd Adds Public Courses

OpenEd, a K-12 educational resource catalog, has added support for public courses, allowing users to publish courses they've created or use those shared by others.

IDC Sees Continued Growth in Worldwide WLAN Market

According to a new report from International Data Corp, an increase in mobility applications and the continued emergence of 802.11ac have made the enterprise WLAN market one of the fastest growing networking market segments worldwide.

LAUSD Chooses Office 365 for Faculty and Staff E-Mail

Implementation of the cloud-based software will be handled by SADA Systems, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator with Gold Competency.

Adobe, Prezi Commit Software Tools for ConnectED Initiative

Adobe reported it will kick in $300 million worth of software and teacher support as part of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.

Indiana House Votes to Replace Common Core

Senate Bill 91 requires the board to write new educational standards — a process that is already underway.

Vision Pro Classroom Management Adds Web-Based Assessment Tool for Blended Classrooms

Netop has added a Web-based assessment tool designed to support personalized learning environments to its Web-based classroom management software, Vision Pro.

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As Smart Phones Approach the Saturation Point, Prices Head Downward

The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.

Gartner Report: Worldwide Server Market Growth at 2.1 Percent

Worldwide server shipments grew 2.1 percent last year compared to 2012, while revenue declined 4.5 percent, according to IT research firm Gartner.

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