K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Instructure Upgrades Canvas To Bring Analytics to In-Person Teaching

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system in an effort to add "digital efficiency" and real-time analytics to in-person instruction.

Report: Online Students Take 5 Forms, Each Calling for Unique Offerings

Online instruction must become as nuanced as the institutions and high schools delivering it if it is to grow as a force in education, according to a new survey by the Boston Consulting Group.

Albuquerque Upgrades Textbook Management System

Albuquerque Public Schools has replaced its former textbook inventory system with a real-time, Web-based textbook and instructional materials management system.

Report: 2.4 Billion Smart Connected Devices in 2018, Driven by Cheaper Gadgets

Smart connected devices are growing at an unprecedented rate and are expected to hit 2.4 billion units per year by 2018. According to new research, that growth will be driven by smart phones and cheaper (sub-$500) gadgets, which will begin to push traditional PCs into the margins.

Louisiana Governor Jindal Issues Executive Orders to Drop Common Core and PARCC

His executive orders instruct the state Department of Education to begin a competitive bidding process to replace the PARCC test, even though the memorandum of understanding Louisiana signed when it joined PARCC indicates that the governor cannot withdraw unilaterally.

Horry County Chooses InfoSnap for Cloud-Based Student Registration

Previously, the district of 51 schools and 40,000 students had been using a different method every year for collecting student data and payments for school-related activities.

Epson Unveils Big Changes, New Releases to Projector Lines

Epson is rolling out a host of expansions and new releases to its various lines of projectors, including the addition of three new models to its PowerLite series and the introduction of its BrightLink Pro ultra-short throw interactive projectors.

California District Adding Touchscreen Computers That Don't Require an Internet Connection

Alta Loma (CA) School District is adding 14 new education-specific plug-and-play touchscreen computers for its elementary summer program as well as its before- and after-school care.

Blackbaud Acquires Private School Software Provider WhippleHill for $35M

Fundraising software company Blackbaud has acquired WhippleHill Communications, a New Hampshire-based software company that offers a cloud-based LMS and other software catering to K12 private schools, in a deal said to be worth $35 million.

Elmo Unveils New Point-to-Multipoint Content Delivery System

Elmo USA, a developer of imaging products for schools, has unveiled its new point-to-multipoint content delivery system, Elmo P2MP, at the InfoComm 2014 show taking place in Las Vegas, NV from June 18 to 21.

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