K-12 Educational Technology News

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


100 Ed Tech Leaders Call on FCC To Update E-rate

A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.

Oregon State U To Offer MOOC for K-12 Educators

Oregon State University will launch a massive open online course for K-12 educators this fall in partnership with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education.

WizIQ Offers Free MOOC on Online Teaching Skills

The self-paced, four-week course was created to help teachers develop the skills they need to be successful online teachers.

BenQ Launches Grant Program for Interactive Displays

BenQ has kicked off a new grant program for education.

No-Cost Retrofits Save on Energy Expenditures for Texas District

Looking to reap $240,000 in energy savings, Muenster ISD completes an energy retrofit on older buildings with no upfront investment.

Boston District Launches Smartphone-friendly Million Word Summer Challenge

To help close a pre-literacy achievement gap among preschoolers, Revere (MA) Public Schools is partnering with its local community and reading software provider Footsteps2Brilliance on a million word summer reading challenge, aimed at kids in pre-k through third grade, that will get students reading on devices like smartphones and laptops.

New Attendance Kiosks Check In 40+ Students Per Minute

At this year’s InfoComm 2014, Shuttle Computer Group and ScholarChip have released a new portable attendance kiosk, designed to check in more than 40 students per minute via contactless ID cards waved nearby.

Rave Panic Button App Intended To Speed Emergency Response Time

A company that provides safety and security systems in K-12 and other segments is adding a "panic button" option to its product line.

Florida District Gives Users One Stop Access to Files and Applications

A Florida school district is adopting an online service that provides users with single sign-on, gaining them access to their files and applications from any device.

Historic Private School Chooses Cloud-Based LMS

The private school that educated George Bush and George W. Bush, Humphrey Bogart and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has adopted a new learning management system

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