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Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:08
Classroom wearable technology in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 46 percent over the next four years, according to a recent report released by Research and Markets, a Dublin, Ireland-based market research firm.

ExploraVision Winners Solve Future Problems

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 16:57
Student teams that created a magnesium-infused bulletproof vest and an edible water bottle were among the eight winners of this year’s annual ExploraVision competition.

Truenorthlogic Introduces New App to Track PD Attendance

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 20:31
Truenorthlogic has launched a new mobile attendance app that’s designed to save K-12 teachers in professional development time and paperwork.

Global Smartphone Growth Flattens Out, Chinese Vendors on the Rise

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 17:39
Worldwide smartphone shipments leveled off during the first quarter of 2016, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record, according to preliminary data released today by IDC.

MathWorks and The Discovery Museums Bring Hands-On STEM Workshops to Schools

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:30
The two partners will continue to bring interactive STEM workshops to students throughout New England.

Tablet Market Slides Worldwide, Though Detachables See Continued Growth

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:13
Worldwide tablet shipments slumped 14.7 percent during the first quarter of 2016, according to preliminary data released Thursday by IDC, a market research firm. Shipments of Apple tablets dropped 18.8 percent in Q1 2016.

Updated Smart kapp iQ Has All-in-One Capability

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:33
Smart Technologies has introduced the latest version of its Smart kapp iQ display board, this one with software built into the interactive display so that users have no need for an external computer.

Course Hero Launches Mobile Study App

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:19
Course Hero has launched a new Android app featuring crowdsourced study resources for students.

Final Round of i3 Development Grants Seeks Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:04
The United States Department of Education (ED) has opened the application period for the seventh round of Investing in Innovation (i3) “Development” grants. This will be the last opportunity schools will have to tap into this part of the competitive grant program, which offers up to $3 million for each accepted proposal.

FuelEd Partners with LTS for Game Based Learning Integration

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:02
Fuel Education (FuelEd) has partnered with LTS Education Systems to integrate LTS's adaptive, game-based supplemental learning system, Stride, into FuelEd's PEAK personalized learning platform.

OnCourse Debuts Cloud Based LMS

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:01
OnCourse Systems for Education, a provider of web-based tools for education, has introduced a new learning management system for K-12 schools.

How Kids Use Tech: TV Still Most Popular Video Platform

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 07:00
More than half of kids aged 3-16 — including a quarter of those aged 3 and 4 — access the Internet at least daily, according to the latest Kids Tech report from FutureSource Consulting.

Sesame Workshop and IBM Team Up to Create Tailored Learning Tools

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 20:00
The new alliance aims to bring educational platforms and products that adapt to individual learning preferences for preschoolers.

Highlight Personalized Learning Platform Adds New Content Providers

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 15:45
Education Elements has added three new content resource providers to its list of about two dozen already available on its personalized learning platform.

Math Scores Decline for Seniors, Reading Stays the Same

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 14:46
Seniors nationwide are slipping in math, but their scores in reading haven't changed significantly over the last three years, according to statistics released today in "The Nation's Report Card."

iNACOL To Host Webinar on Designing Personalized PD for Personalized Learning

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:12
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar, Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers, next month focused on designing individualized professional development for personalized learning.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Poised for Explosive Growth

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:36
Virtual and augmented reality are often touted as the next big thing in education. How big? Not nearly as big as textbooks, but heading toward the billion-dollar mark inside of 10 years.

New Tools to Support Reentry for Previously Incarcerated Youth & Adults

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:00
As part of National Reentry Week, the U.S. government announced $5.7 million in grants and a new toolkit aimed at helping previously incarcerated youth and adults transition back into the general population.

Dell and Aerohive Collaborate on New Hybrid Network System

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:28
Dell and Aerohive have launched a hybrid network system with new cloud-managed wired and wireless capabilities. The system has already been adopted by Queen Margaret's School in Canada and Movement Mortgage in the U.S.

ThingLink Debuts VR Content App for Schools

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:43
ThingLink has debuted a new virtual reality content app, VR lessons, designed for teachers, parents and students in elementary school.