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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.


Ed Tech Leaders Testify in Congressional Hearing on Student Data Privacy

Mark MacCarthy from SIIA and Thomas C. Murray from the Alliance for Excellent Education both highlighted the educational benefits of student data and urged Congress to be cautious in considering any new legislation.

Louisiana District Gives Juniors Access to Online Prep Courses

Next year, high school juniors at the Lafayette (LA) Parish School System will get a chance to take a host of ACT and college and career readiness courses online to help them plug any skill gaps before graduation.

Scenario Learning Releases 'Active Shooter for Administrators' Safety Course

Written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn, the online course outlines evidence-based methods that school and district administrators can use to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event.

New Report Details Strategies for Managing Tight IT Budgets

Intended as a resource for district and technology leaders, a new report from the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) examines how to save money through demonstrating ROI, sustainable technology practices, and good financial leadership.

Mobile Application Management To Supplant Mobile Device Management

As BYOD continues to gain traction, enterprise mobile device management is being pushed aside in favor of more user-centric mobile application management (MAM). According to a new report, MAM — which itself comes in a variety of forms —  will overtake MDM as the dominant mobile management mode within the next five years.

Ricoh Unveils New Portable Whiteboards Projectors and Video Conferencing System

Ricoch Americas has unveiled a new interactive whiteboard, a digital projector that works with walls and other fixed surfaces, and a video conferencing system as part of the slate of offerings released at the recent InfoComm AV show.

Peerless-AV Unveils Outdoor 4K Video Kiosk

Peerless-AV has launched an outdoor kiosk enclosure for 4K ultra HD video displays, which it claims is the first such kiosk available.

Sonic Foundry Revs Mediasite 7

Sonic Foundry has updated Mediasite 7, the company's video publishing and capture platform.

High-Performance Computing Holds Steady Following Recovery Year, Growth Expected Through 2018

High-performance computing systems held steady in the first quarter of 2014. While the trend toward cheaper systems caused a substantial decline in factory revenues for manufacturers, the short- and mid-term outlook calls for substantial growth, even in high-end systems.

Adobe Introduces New Mobile Apps, Accessories and Pricing Options

The new mobile apps and complementary hardware are designed to connect Adobe Creative Cloud to the iPad, and the pricing plans offer options for individuals and groups from classes to entire districts.

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