K-12 Educational Technology News

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


FarFaria and Education.com Offer Free Storytime Apps to 10,000 Southern California Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the giveaway will provide teachers and their students access to FarFaria’s library of more than 700 children’s books for kids ages 2 through 9.

Illinois District Training Teacher Leaders to Cope With Digital Transition

Illinois’ Des Plaines Consolidated School District 62 will start a new program to develop teacher leaders to help support its three-year digital transition by working with Discovery Education’s new Digital Leader Corps PD program.

Palo Verde College Offers Online PD for Early Childhood Ed

Palo Verde College in California has partnered with Hatch, a provider of early childhood education technology, to provide an online professional development course for teachers using technology in the classroom.

Report: 83 Percent of High Schools Offer Online Courses

Only 17 percent of high schools do not currently offer any online classes and more than 40 percent are offering online courses in English language arts, history, math or science, according to the latest report from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up report.

Atlanta Charter School Deploys Web-based Management Tool to Support Chromebooks

To help manage a new fleet of more than 200 Chromebooks, Hapeville Charter Schools in Atlanta is using the browser-based AccessNow to tap into virtual desktops and provide access to applications and online testing programs.

South Carolina District Refreshes Security Camera System

A South Carolina school district has undertaken an update of its video surveillance system.

Spending on Instructional Tech To Reach $19 Billion Within 5 Years

Spending on classroom technology reached $13 billion last year. According to a new market forecast, that's expected to hit $19 billion by 2018, driven primarily by mobile devices.

Georgia Independent Schools Launch Digital Initiative to Replace Textbooks

As part of an effort to reduce dependence on print textbooks, the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), an association of private, independent and parochial schools, will give schools access to Net Texts, a cloud-based system where educators can collaborate to develop their own learning media or courses.

MimioStudio Software Now Available With Epson BrightLink Projectors

MimioStudio software is designed for use with interactive projectors, and supports pens, single-touch, multi-touch and gestures.

San Francisco USD Upgrades Wireless

San Francisco Unified School District has overhauled its wireless network to provide improved coverage and reliability for 9,000 staff and 56,000 students.

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