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K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Alberta District Rolling Out 5,000 Chromebooks This Summer

Wolf Creek Public Schools in central Alberta--between Edmonton and Calgary--will begin deploying thousands of Chromebooks this summer as part of a planned five-year rollout of netbooks and desktops.

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Android Education Tablets Get Multiple Account Support

Google is adding new features that allow multiple students to share a single Android-based education tablet.

Report: Most Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To Launch E-Textbook Reader App for Windows 8, 8.1

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is working with Microsoft to make more of its K-12 education content available to users of devices running the Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

Report: Principal Support for BYOD Initiatives Nearly Doubled Since 2010

The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

Discovery Education Names 2014 DEN Gurus

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who are transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

NASSP to Feds: Abandon Punitive Policies Under ESEA

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling on policymakers at all levels to ease the transition to college and career standards. Among the group's proposals is a lifting of punitive measures currently in effect under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and providing "significant financial resources for states to implement college and career ready standards and the related assessments with fidelity."

Houston District Enters First Phase of Huge 1-to-1 Laptop Program

As part of the first phase of its 1-to-1 program, Houston Independent School District is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 and Windows laptops to serve more than 14,000 students.

Texas District Teachers Control Computers via iPad

A Texas district is outfitting teachers with an application that will allow them to control their Mac or PC computers from their iPads.

3 Tennessee Districts Adopt Student Information System

Three Tennessee districts have adopted a Web-based student information system named by the state as a preferred vendor.

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