Information, news and features for the education sector IT professionals
Avantis Education debuted its new Eduverse, dubbed as an educational metaverse for K–12 teachers and students, at ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans on June 27, and Chris Klein gave THE Journal readers a quick walk-through via video interview, below.
THE Journal's ISTELive2022 ed tech chat with ParentSquare Chief Strategy Officer Chad Stevens, who explains what ParentSquare does and how it simplifies and improves parent-teacher communications.
THE Journal's ISTELive2022 ed tech chat with AVerMedia's Jacky Chen, who offers a quick overview of AVerMedia's top-selling audio solutions and equipment built for K–12 classrooms.
Watch a thorough 4-minute overview of Promethean's new ActivPanel 9 Interactive Display for Education, unveiled on June 27 at ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans in this video demo live from the expo hall.
Five national education nonprofits today launched a new initiative that aims to centralize the collection and sharing of information about ed tech solutions serving U.S. public schools and create national standards for data interoperability and data privacy — initially funded by a Walton Family Foundation planning grant, according to a news release.
An update to 1EdTech Consortium’s digital assessment interoperability standard has added accessibility features and improved rendering to enable greater access in large-scale testing for students with special needs, the nonprofit said in a news release.
Cybersecurity and risk intelligence firm Flashpoint today announced it is entering the K–12 sector with its comprehensive risk management and cybersecurity solutions, offering an outsourcing option to school leaders and typically under-resourced IT professionals concerned about protecting their school networks amid rising numbers of cyberattacks and ransomware incidents targeting public schools.
Verizon is celebrating 10 years of its digital inclusion-focused education initiative by announcing that the telecommunications company will launch Verizon Innovative Learning Labs in 50 more Title I schools this fall and is adding 50 new Title I schools to its Innovative Learning Schools program, bringing the program’s total reach to 561 schools nationwide, the company said.
K–12 community engagement platform ClassTag has opened applications for its Community Engagement Grant, which will recognize a U.S. school district for engaging with families, staff, and the community in “the most creative ways,” the company said.
Two more school districts have recently notified parents that their students were among the millions across the country impacted by the Illuminate Education breach of private student data: Ventura Unified School District in California and Newtown Public Schools in Connecticut.
Rising cyberattacks, new federal requirements, and an evolving education landscape have pushed cybersecurity to the forefront for just about every district IT leader.