K-12 Educational Technology News

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


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.

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.

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."

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.

Illinois Turns to Open Source Framework for Statewide Portal

Illinois is turning to an open source solution for its statewide education portal.

Texas School Brings STEM Pros to Class Virtually

Stipes Elementary School has recently gone public with its use of a service that virtually brings experts from STEM fields to the classroom for interactive class sessions or project mentoring.

Amplify Introduces a Digital Curriculum for ELA

The sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade English Language Arts curriculum includes an e-library stocked with more than 300 works of fiction and nonfiction, and also comes with more than 40 digital games.

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