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K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives.


Report: Smartphones Continue To Surge as PC Decline Slows

Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, will increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Lightspeed Updates Mobile Manager for Windows 8.1

Lightspeed Systems has updated its mobile device management (MDM) system for schools, Mobile Manager, to support the latest version of the Windows 8 operating system while introducing other new features.

Vital Source Updates Accessibility Features for Ebooks

VitalSource Bookshelf has updated its accessibility support for its collection of e-textbooks.

Filament Launches Game-Based Science Curriculum

Filament Learning, a division of Filament Games, has released the first collection of its new game-based science curriculum series, PLEx (play, learn, experiment).

E-rate Survey: Funding Increase Deemed Critical

An E-rate funding increase is critical to the success of many school districts, according to a new survey.

Tinkerine Debuts Introductory 3D Printing Curriculum for K-12

3D printer maker Tinkerine Studios is launching a new curriculum designed to supplement STEAM courses and introduce students to 3D printing technology.

Report: Importance of Data's Physical Location Diminishing

The physical location of data will become "increasingly irrelevant" over the next several years and will be replaced by other notions of location at most organizations by 2020, according to a new report, "The Snowden Effect: Data Location Matters," by market research firm Gartner.

Illinois District Taps Warehouse Solution for Data Management

Oak Park and River Forest High School will adopt a warehouse solution to manage data, analytics and reports.

McGraw-Hill Launches Professional Learning Environment for Teachers

McGraw-Hill Education has unveiled a Professional Learning Environment designed to allow teachers to take control of their own professional development.

zSpace STEM Lab Adds Real-Time Sharing, Physics Simulations, Virtual Circuitry Lab

zSpace has unveiled new software applications for its zSpace STEM Lab, an interactive, virtual education platform for K-12 students.

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