K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Desire2Learn Acquires Achievement Standards Network

A service maintained by a not-for-profit that catalogs learning and professional standards has just been sold to a for-profit education technology company.

Illinois Turns to Open Source Framework for Statewide Portal

Illinois is turning to an open source solution for its statewide education portal.

Texas School Brings STEM Pros to Class Virtually

Stipes Elementary School has recently gone public with its use of a service that virtually brings experts from STEM fields to the classroom for interactive class sessions or project mentoring.

Amplify Introduces a Digital Curriculum for ELA

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts curriculum includes an e-library stocked with more than 300 works of fiction and nonfiction, and also comes with more than 40 digital games.

Middle School Saves $52,000 Buying Used Macs

A Los Angeles middle school has worked with a company that refurbishes Apple computers and tablets to purchase 35 MacBooks and 40 iMacs for less than half the cost of new machines.

Consumer Adoption of 802.11ac Outpacing Enterprise Adoption

Consumer adoption of 802.11ac access points is set to accelerate drastically this year. In 2013, about 8 percent of consumer APs supported 802.11ac. That figure is expected to swell to 45 percent this year.

Samsung Chromebook 2

Samsung Reveals 8-Core Chromebook 2

Samsung has unveiled its next-generation Chromebook 2 line, which will sport Exynos 5 Octa processors with eight processing cores. The Chromebook 2, designed for schools, will be available in two configurations, offering different screen sizes and processor speeds of up to 2.1 GHz.

Virtual School To Go Online in Massachusetts

Massachusetts will get its second virtual school when the TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School opens in fall 2014.

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.

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