Selected Articles: David Nagel
David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal
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The vast majority of teachers are using technology daily with their students, and most say their use of technology will increase even more next year, according to a new study involving 2,500 K–12 teachers.
Microsoft and Code.org have come together to debut Minecraft Designer, a free tutorial for students aged 6 and up that uses the Minecraft environment to teach coding.
Disturbingly little is known with any certainty about President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s plans for education. Even credible speculation is difficult, given that Trump is far from a traditional Republican and that his statements on a range of issues have proved somewhat inconsistent over the last year or so. But one thing is certain for a Trump presidency backed by a Republican-dominated Congress: Education policy is going to move in a new direction.
- By THE Journal Staff
Parallels has released an update to Remote Application Server (RAS). The latest version of the remote desktop software, version 15.5, adds new iOS and Android clients and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Windows Server 2016.
The broadband situation in K–12 has improved substantially in the last four years, with most systems reporting that their schools meet or exceed the short-term broadband target of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students set by the FCC. But the goal of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students is still distant for most.
The United States Department of Education (ED) has formally kicked off a new competition designed to encourage the development of virtual and augmented reality concepts for education.
The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available. The latest edition adds new features not seen in the preview release, including a "Classroom Mode."
Research shows that teachers prefer to rely on one another to get solutions to technology problems than they do on the IT department.
- By David Nagel, Dian Schaffhauser
Despite widespread acknowledgment of the advantages of mobile computing, students in nearly one-third of classrooms do not have regular access to mobile devices in the classroom.
MoodleCloud, a hosted service for the open source Moodle LMS, is giving schools the ability to purchase more user licenses of BigBlueButton as an add-on to the service.