K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Report Questions Future Relevance of Formal Education

Can formal education remain relevant in the long term? That's one of six critical challenges facing schools identified in a new report examining the impact of technology on education.

California District To Save $2 Million with Solar Power

California's Rosedale Union School District is launching a solar power initiative projected to save more than $2 million over the course of 20 years.

District Adopts Career Guidance Service To Address New Texas Ed Requirement

A Texas school district is piloting an application to help its students prepare for careers just in time to address revisions to high school graduation requirements that mandate similar practices.

Wisconsin District Implements High Speed WLAN To Support BYOD

Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin has implemented a high speed wireless local area network to support tablets and a bring-your-own-device program.

Alma Updates SIS/LMS Platform with Notification System

Alma, a school management system for K-12, has added new messaging and emergency notification features.

eSchoolPLUS SIS Partners with Schoology LMS for Data Exchange

The eSchoolPLUS student information system is integrating with the Schoology LMS, enabling a direct exchange of data from both software systems.

Arizona Department of Ed Shifts Professional Development to Blackboard

Arizona's Department of Education is expanding the use of Blackboard products in the state, this time to help its educators pursue their professional development.

CMK Press Announces New Book on 3D Printing for the Classroom

The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success includes 18 projects exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics, along with forays into the visual arts and design.

Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.

6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology

Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.

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