K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Forecast: Billions Will Have High-Speed Mobile Broadband Within 5 Years

High-speed mobile broadband is poised to explode within the next five years. According to a new forecast, by 2019, subscriptions to LTE and LTE-Advanced will reach into the billions.

iPad No Longer the Tablet of the Majority

According to new research, Apple's iPad line no longer holds a majority share of the tablet market.

Google Play for Education Offers Thousands of K-12 Books

Google has made thousands of books available for use in K-12 classrooms through Google Play for Education. The announcement was made at the SXSWedu conference taking place this week in Austin, TX.

Amplify and Intel Education Introduce a Ruggedized Tablet

Powered by a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Processor Z2580, the tablet runs on the Android 4.2 operating system and features Bluetooth connectivity, an 8100 mAh battery and a Miracast-compatible wireless display.

President Obama, March 4, 2014

Obama 2015 Budget Proposes 'ConnectEDucators' Grants, New Race to the Top Programs, State Ed Tech Directors

The Obama administration is proposing bringing back federal funding earmarked specifically for education technology. In its fiscal 2015 budget proposal, revealed publicly today, the administration included $200 million in district-level, tech-focused competitive grants in a program called "ConnectEDucators."

Knovation Moves to INetU Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud hosting provider INetU is partnering with Knovation to optimize uptime and performance for the company's personalized learning solutions.

Oakland Unified Rolling Out 8,000 Chromebooks

Oakland Unified School District in California plans to implement more than 8,000 Chromebook laptops in classrooms for grades 3 through 12.

Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0 Supports Pre-Recorded Audio File Transcription

Nuance Communications has released Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0. The latest update adds transcription capabilities, allowing for speech-to-text conversion from pre-recorded audio files.

IBM Competitions Ask Students to Master the Mainframe

Despite the fact that mainframes are about to celebrate their 50th birthday, they aren't going away any time soon. And that's why IBM has expanded its "Master the Mainframe Contest" to include a world championship designed to entice young people to consider learning more about workings of these general-purpose, very large, very fast servers.

Desire2Learn Acquires Achievement Standards Network

A service maintained by a not-for-profit that catalogs learning and professional standards has just been sold to a for-profit education technology company.

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