K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Renaissance Learning Adds Lexile Measures

Renaissance Learning is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to its reading platforms, including Accelerated Reader, STAR Early Literacy and Subtext.

Surface Pro 3 Gets 12-Inch Screen, Upgraded Processors

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next-generation Windows-based tablet, the Surface Pro 3. The latest iteration will feature a much larger and higher-resolution screen plus the latest fourth-generation Intel Core processors.

HMH Acquires Online Learning Platform Curiosityville

An online personalized learning environment designed to help children ages 3-8 learn through playful exploration and discovery, Curiosityville uses characters, games and activities to build a strong foundation for core learning areas such as creative expression, problem-solving and collaboration.

Virginia Delivers Free E-Transcripts for Its High School Students

Virginia will offer current high school students free, unlimited delivery of electronic transcripts to simplify the process of applying to postsecondary schools and jobs.

Netop Adds Mac Support to Classroom Management Tool

Netop has updated its classroom management software, Vision and Vision Pro, with support for devices running Mac OS X 10.8 or later.

Study: Using Discovery Education's Science Techbook Improves Student Achievement

Conducted by independent research firm Merola Research, the study reviewed science results on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards for fourth-grade students in York County, SC.

2014 IT Spending Forecast: Slightly Slower Growth Than Expected

One industry forecast of worldwide spending is being revised slightly downward, despite market improvements in the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The main culprits behind the slowdown seem to be mobile devices and "macroeconomic wildcards."

Invincea Launches Free Malware Discovery and Analysis Solution

Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response (DF/IR) community, which the company is offering for free to DF/IR professionals.

SIIA Reveals Winners for Education Software Awards

Schoology, Blackboard, ClassLink and around 30 other education companies recently took home awards in the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2014 CODiE awards, honoring education software in categories like Best Classroom Management Solution and Best Project-Centered Learning Solution.

Gale Updates Kids InfoBits Database

Gale has updated its Kids InfoBits database with an improved interface and navigation, updated content and new tools.

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