K-12 Technology News
Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.
Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for schools.
Presented by THE Journal and ISTE in honor of the magazine’s founding editor, this award recognizes a school system for innovation in the equitable and widespread application of educational technology.
- By Christopher Piehler
Phoenix Union High School District has replaced its existing classroom projectors with 1,480 bulb-less units in an effort to improve efficiency.
Districts building up their blended and online programs are ramping up their use of Desire2Learn products to provide learning environments for students, educators and staff. The company recently announced that five K-12 customers have expanded their use of its learning management system with the adoption of additional modules or new practices.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Nogales Unified School District #1 in Arizona has completed the implementation of a 100 percent fiber optic network for high speed Internet access and data, video and voice over IP transport.
The United States Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association have chosen the winners of the America's Home Energy Education Challenge.
Carvechi Technology has launched a cloud-based collaboration platform, Collaboratory, featuring content sharing, digital whiteboards and voice over Internet protocol.
The Flipped Learning Network is launching an interactive online program to accompany the seventh iteration of its annual conference, FlipCon14.
Using the Apple program iBooks Author, teachers at Mercersburg Academy, an independent college preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, have created more than 20 interactive e-textbooks, with five more being readied for fall.
- By Stephen Noonoo
New draft legislation out of the United States Senate would force school districts to release the names of every company that has access to their students' private data and would prohibit companies from using any personally identifiable information for advertising or marketing purposes.