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Software-Defined Networking Poised for Massive Growth

Software-defined networking is gaining momentum and is expected to experience a massive increase in adoption by data centers and enterprise networks, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corp.

Collaborative Role-Playing Game Classcraft Released Free for iOS

New features including free iOS apps for iPhone and iPad; interactive forums; student analytics; customizable characters; and new Spanish, German and Dutch translations.

Florida Virtual School Launches Skating Game To Reinforce Geometry Concepts

Florida Virtual School has partnered with Grom Social to create Solar Skate, an iOS math game designed to reinforce geometry concepts for students in grades 4-8.

Dassault Systèmes Debuts Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015

Dassault Systèmes has unveiled Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.

7 IT Best Practices for 1-to-1 Districts

CTOs and directors of technology share the lessons they've learned in rolling out devices to every student and teacher.

Blackboard Debuts Free College and Career Guidance App

Blackboard has a released a free mobile app, Job Genie, designed to help students explore career paths and college options.

Fluke Updates Wi-Fi Survey and Analyzer Tools for 11ac

As new Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac begins to make inroads into schools, Fluke Networks is introducing updated editions of its tools for designing and troubleshooting wireless networks.

Chromebook Meant To Stand Rigor of Student Use Now on the Market

Senkatel has introduced a Chromebook specifically tailored for the K-12 classroom.

Arkansas Moves Toward Statewide Broadband in Schools

The state of Arkansas has joined a pilot that aims to deliver high-speed broadband to all K-12 schools. Arkansas is now the second state to be named to the pilot program.

Mooresville Graded SD Uses MDM for Application and File Management

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.

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