K-12 Educational Technology News

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


FCC Vote Approves $1 Billion for Broadband, Defers Discussion of Raising Funding Cap

In response to pushback from educators and private organizations, the FCC added a "safety valve" feature to its reforms, guaranteeing that poor and rural schools relying on external broadband do not lose out.

AT&T Contributes $50,000 to Pennsylvania STEM Programs

In support of education focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, AT&T has contributed $25,000 each to two Pennsylvania Governor's School programs at Lehigh University and Carnegie Mellon.

Scantron and Curriculum Advantage Partner to Offer Personalized Instruction

The partnership integrates Scantron's Performance Series and Achievement Series assessment solutions with Classworks.

Desire2Learn Adds ShareStream Media Management

Desire2Learn has partnered with ShareStream to integrate the company's asynchronous video tools into its learning platform.

Califone Unveils Wireless Headphones for K-12

Califone has unveiled a set of rechargeable wireless headphones designed for use in the classroom.

D2L Unveils Revamped Platform 'Brightspace' with Adaptive Learning

Desire2Learn is using the stage of its annual user conference, Fusion 2014, to shorten its moniker and announce a new branding for its education applications.

Report: Teacher Evaluations Meaningless Without Supporting PD

Many states have been implementing new teacher evaluation systems in an effort to improve teacher effectiveness, but those evaluations have little meaning unless they are accompanied by individualized professional development and support, according to a new report from the School Improvement Network, a provider of professional learning and training resources for educators.

STEM Infuses NYU School of Engineering Summer Vacation

It's raining down STEM in New York City this summer. Numerous programs are underway, involving a quarter of the New York University School of Engineering full-time faculty, 90 NYU student "fellows," dozens of K-12 teachers and hundreds of middle and high school students participating in camps, workshops, courses and research projects to immerse participants in science, technology, engineering and math activities.

ISTE Petition Pressures FCC to Increase Broadband Funding in Upcoming Vote

A petition filed by ISTE and signed by more than 1,500 educators emphasizes the importance of broadband and digital learning in the classroom and points to shortcomings in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest E-Rate proposal.

Clever Adds New SIS to Data Integration Platform

Clever is now compatible with student information system Administrator’s Plus, allowing the data integration startup to pull enrollment information, like student names and birth dates, from the SIS to the third-party learning applications it connects with.

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