K-12 Educational Technology News

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


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Android Smart Phones To Approach 1 Billion in 2014

Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Indiana District Issues Alerting Buttons to Teachers

An Indiana school district is adopting a wireless panic button system that allows teachers to alert others to safety problems.

Wyoming House Considers Bill Delaying Common Core

If the bill passes, Wyoming would withdraw from Smarter Balanced and delay implementation of new standards by at least a year.

PTA and LifeLock Developing Learning Kits To Teach Good Digital Habits

The National Parent Teacher Association is collaborating with a company in the business of identity theft protection to come up with tools and resources to teach kids "good digital habits."

Brigham Young Students Create Game To Woo Kids to Reading

A group of students at Brigham Young University in Utah recently created an online game for the Library of Congress designed to encourage kids to get off their digital devices and back into books.

Virtual School Consortium Adopts E-Learning Platform To Improve Content Sharing

The Virtual School Leadership Alliance has selected a new e-learning platform to share content more efficiently and too collaborate more effectively on the creation of content in the future.

Blackboard and Pearson Forge Partnership to Integrate Platforms

Blackboard and Pearson have struck an agreement that aims to integrate their complementary K-12 platforms.

'Job Shadowing' Can Get Students More Interested in STEM Careers

The "STEM pipeline" is leaking. But according to a new study published today, there's a fairly straightforward way to patch it up: Expose high school students to the actual workplaces where science, technology, engineering and math are done.

Report on Superintendent Salaries Reveals Disparity Between Pay for Men and Women

A new report from AASA disclosed public school district superintendent salaries for the current school year, in the process revealing some significant disparities in maximum base pay between male and female administrators.

Drupal-Based Opigno LMS Released in Hosted Version

Swiss developer Connect-i has released a hosted version of its Drupal-based learning management system, Opigno.

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