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Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

Mimio Rolls Out Interactive Touch Boards for Classrooms

Mimio this week launched a pair of interactive touch boards. The new MimioBoard line includes 78-inch and 87-inch models, each offering six-point touch.

Triumph Learning Launches Waggle for Smarter Balanced

The personalized learning platform now includes 26 new item types, including Part A and Part B problems and performance tasks.

Are Cell Phone Bans Worth the Trouble?

While many districts see personal mobile devices purely as distractions, many educators are embracing their potential as learning tools.

New Castle SD Converts Old Netbooks to Thin Clients

New Castle School District in Indiana has cut costs and improved the user experience by repurposing its old netbooks as thin clients rather than buying new thin clients.

Simpson College Adds Online PD for Teachers

Simpson College has teamed up with a private partner to offer 17 continuing education courses for preK-12 teachers across Iowa.

Maryland District Adds 7,500 Solar Panels

Maryland's Cecil County Public Schools is installing a 2.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic project designed to meet approximately 92 percent of the district's energy needs.

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.

CoSN Survey: Only 9 Percent of Districts Have Adequate Bandwidth

Results from the Consortium for School Networking’s 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey reveal gaps in U.S. school districts’ broadband and technology infrastructure.

Queen Elizabeth High School Deploys Classroom Observation Cameras for Teacher PD

Queen Elizabeth High School in Wales is using a video-based professional development tool called to help teachers analyze their teaching and share best practices with colleagues.

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