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Information Technology

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Texas State Library To Provide Research Database Access for All Public Schools

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has inked a deal to gain online access to research databases and an e-book collection for every public school library in the state.

Roadmap for an 802.11ac Deployment

When Tim Peltz took over directorship of Information Systems for the Racine Unified School District in Wisconsin five years ago, Racine had a multitude of computing devices with the typical district mix: some that were 15 years old, some that were brand new, and a whole bunch in between.

Lamar CISD Provides Preschoolers with Laptops and Portable WiFi

Lamar Consolidated Independent School District in the greater Houston area will provide students in a pre-kindergarten summer program with laptops and school-managed WiFi hotspots to access online educational content.

FileWave Releases Mobile Device Management Update

FileWave has introduced version 8.0 of its mobile device management software. New features include Android support, the addition of inventory-based smart groups, VPP managed distribution for Mac with multiple sToken support, parameterized profiles for Mac and advanced license management.

Smart Notebook 2014 Software Gets Keyboard-Free Editing, 3D Tools, Enhanced Mobile Support

The new version of the collaborative learning software features a new Text Pen, math software powered by GeoGebra and other tools for teachers and students.

Booneville Schools Implements District-Wide 1-to-1 Initiative

Booneville School District in Mississippi has implemented Chromebooks and iPad Minis for all 1,300 K-12 students and 90 teachers, along with new wireless infrastructure to support the devices.

5 Reasons Schools Still Need Desktop Computers

Despite the growth of mobile learning, desktops still have a place in the 21st century classroom.

Inifnitely Virtual Launches Virtual Servers For K-12

Cloud Server provider Infinitely Virtual has unveiled a virtual server offering targeted at K-12 schools and higher education institutions.

inBloom to 'Wind Down'

CEO Iwan Streichenberger announced today that the nonprofit data integration and content search service for students and educators, which launched in February 2013 with $100 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will cease operations.

Palm Beach County Upgrades Wi-Fi To Support Digital Learning

Palm Beach County School District has implemented a new wireless network across all 185 schools and 13 other facilities to support 1-to-1 learning initiatives and the state's mandated switch to e-textbooks.

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