K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Researchers To Study How School Leaders Use Data To Inform Decisions

The United States Department of Education has awarded $5 million to three universities to find out how (or whether) school and district leaders use research to inform their decisionmaking.

New Digital World Atlas Provides Dynamic, Sharable Maps

At the International Society for Technology in Education Conference and Expo this week in Atlanta, Rand McNally launched a digital world atlas aimed at the education market. The online service, dubbed Rand McNally World Atlas, provides thousands of dynamic maps with data overlays, cross-curricular content and standards support.

Snapshot: Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Account for 653.8 Petabytes of Storage Capacity in Q1

Tech research firm IDC reported that worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms accounted for a massive "653.8 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments" in the first quarter of 2014 alone. That represents 72.3 percent growth over the same period last year.

Online Ask a Mentor Service Pairs New Teachers with Experienced Educators

Torsh is teaming up with New Teacher Center (NTC) for a new teacher mentorship service, "Ask a Mentor," which will give teachers on-demand access to teaching mentors who can provide them with feedback and support.

3 Districts Deploy Dell Laptops for 1:1 Learning

At ISTE 2014 this week, Dell announced that Chesterfield County Public Schools, Henrico County Public Schools and Maryville City Schools are rolling out Dell laptops to give students anytime, anywhere access to learning and collaboration tools and help prepare them for college and career success.

Insight Launches New Ed Tech Information Website

Insight Enterprises, a technology reseller and technology consulting company, launched Insight ON: Education, a new digital information website with news and explainers on a variety of topics, like Common Core and mobile devices, with the goal of helping educators use technology to improve teaching and learning.

Report: Wearables Dominated by Activity Trackers as Smart Watches Tick Down

The wearables market was dominated by activity trackers in the first quarter of 2014, outpacing sales of smart watches by a margin of 4-to-1.

WIN Learning Launches Career Readiness System

WIN Learning has launched the WIN Career Readiness System, a new digital teaching and learning solution designed to prepare high school students for college and careers.

Report: Many Educators Don’t Feel Ready for Online Summative Assessments

SIIA's annual survey reveals K-12 institutions lack technology needed for online, summative assessments, but schools are making improvements in the use of tech tools for decision-making and student access to digital content online.

Utah Piloting Copia Digital Learning Platform for Statewide OER Science Curriculum

A statewide open educational resources program in Utah is piloting digital learning content for science instruction in grades 3-12.

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