K-12 Technology News

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Florida's OCPS Adopts ClassLink for Digital Resource Access

Orange County Public Schools recently adopted ClassLink LaunchPad, which provides single-sign-on, file access, class storage and calendars and collaboration capabilities.

Report: Cellular-Connected Tablets Gaining Popularity While Overall Tablet Market Declines

Tablets and two-in-one devices are expected to decline in shipments by 3.8 percent in 2015, but within that declining market the percentage of cellular-connected device sales is expected to grow, according to a new report.

3,200-Lumen BenQ 'Billion Color' Projector Adds Energy Management

Device maker BenQ has added a new model to its Colorific line of projectors intended for education environments.

25 Gigabit Ethernet Gaining Traction

Network administrators running data centers where moving directly to 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is too big a leap may have an easier time making the transition with 25 GbE, demonstrated by QLogic and Huawei.

Blackboard, Pearson Partner on Data Management

Blackboard and Pearson have revamped the integration of Blackboard's teaching and learning solutions and Pearson PowerSchool student information system (SIS) in an effort to improve data management functionality.

Chicago Students Build Virtual Alternative Energy Vehicles After School

A group of middle-school students at Chase Elementary School in Chicago spent 10 weeks building virtual alternative energy vehicles after school.

Illinois Teachers Learn To Use Raspberry Pi in the Classroom

Workshops being held this summer aim to help Illinois teachers implement the inexpensive, credit card-sized computers in their own classrooms.

The Learning Counsel Seeks Submissions for Digital Curriculum Survey

Designed for education executives, curriculum and technology directors, the 2015 Digital Curriculum Strategy Assessment Tool & Survey's purpose is to pinpoint where schools and districts stand in their implementation of digital curriculum.

U.S. Moodle Conference To Focus on Open Source in Education

The conference will feature Charlie Reisinger, IT director at Penn Manor School District, which, in 2013, launched Pennsylvania's largest high school 1-to-1 program using Linux and open source software.

New Digital Signage Platform Offers More Communication Options

A consortium of companies is offering a new digital signage platform designed to improve communication and safety in both K-12 and higher education.

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