Roadtrip Nation and Hobsons will team up to create a self-directed digital program, tailored for different grade levels, to help students in school districts with high student-to-counselor ratios.
Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina has implemented a mobile device management system to simplify management and distribution of applications and files for the district's laptops and tablets.
New software is helping migrate mobile device management from the IT department to the classroom.
Sibling's Blended Schools Network will make the first unit of each of its online courses available through Gooru, a free online tool for personalized learning.
BenQ America has announced the MW665, a DLP projector designed for bring-your-own-device environments.
Promethean has released a new interactive whiteboard with support for up to six simultaneous touches in an effort to improve classroom activities.
DynaVox has revamped its special education software program, Boardmaker, for the web, adding reporting and analytics tools as well as new materials for educators.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Beginning August 16, every classroom in South Carolina will be able to view the rings of Saturn or the Orion Nebula via a vintage telescope at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC.
Comcast is offering up to six months of free Internet service to qualifying low-income families in Atlanta as part of its Internet Essentials program. The company will also donate free laptops to all students in grades 4 and 5 at Peyton Forest Elementary School.
According to three new articles from the National Association of State Boards of Education, state boards of education are key to facilitating these changes, since they are responsible for adopting policies that encourage, support and oversee the implementation of personalized learning systems.
- By Christopher Piehler