K-12 Educational Technology News

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


McGraw-Hill Brings Create Publishing Platform to K-12

McGraw-Hill is making its custom-publishing tool, Create, available to K-12 schools and districts.

Report: Global Software Sales Top $407 Billion in 2013

Global software shipments rose 4.8 percent year over year to hit $407.3 billion in 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. Riding a 6 percent growth rate, Microsoft continues to dominate the sector with sales of $65.7 billion, more than twice second-place company Oracle, which raked in just under $30 billion in the last year.

Wildlife Acoustics Introduces Bat Detector

The Echo Meter Touch is a key-fob-sized, ultrasonic module that plugs into an iPhone or iPad and works with a free app to allow students to listen to and record bats in real time.

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American Students Ahead of the Curve on PISA Problem Solving Scores

No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. There's actually good news about American education coming out of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the triennial international assessment that ranks countries based on their students' proficiency in math, science and language arts (as measured by standardized tests).

ParentLink Adds K-12 Social Media Manager to Communication Suite

ParentLink has launched the ParentLink Suite, with a social media manager designed specifically for K-12 schools.

Digitalis Unveils Portable Planetarium

Digitalis Education Solutions has launched a portable planetarium, the Digitarium Iota, that it's claiming is the smallest available.

Wyoming Teachers Look To Boost Effectiveness of Assistive Technologies

Some teachers in Wyoming are learning how to better use assistive technologies thanks to a new program launched by the University of Wyoming's Wyoming Institute for Disabilities.

San Francisco Schools Adds Online Platform for Credit Recovery, Supplemental Instruction

The San Francisco Unified School District has deployed an online learning platform to provide credit recovery and supplemental instruction to students at its 17 high schools.

California District Deploys 15,000 Windows Devices To Meet Common Core Assesment Requirements

California's Fresno Unified School District is deploying 15,000 Windows 8.1 devices to students in grades 3-8 and 11, in part to prepare for Common Core assessment requirements set by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.

A+ Mobile Solutions Introduces Mobile STEM Lab

The lab allows students to perform more than 400 experiments using data loggers and probes, physics workstations and ramp systems, digital circuits and alternative energy kits and a host of tools for Web-based content.

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