K-12 Technology News
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The latest update includes features designed to help educators with classroom management, enrollment of new Apple devices and purchasing of apps and e-books.
- By Christopher Piehler
The Hawaii Department of Education has selected a student information system to manage student data across its entire system.
CTL has partnered with Google to launch a new Chromebook for Education, which is available in two models, the CTL Chromebook J2 and the CTL Chromebook J4.
While schools have placed a great deal of attention on technology in the classroom, one instructional segment that has been left behind, it appears, is adult education. Although 86 percent of adult education administrators and practitioners said they believe that technology solutions can "effectively support" adult education, only 54 percent of students in those programs always have access on site to computers for instructional purposes. Another 36 percent have only "occasional" access, and the bulk of the remainder have even less, according to a new report from Tyton Partners.
Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Dassault Systèmes, a 3D design company with an extensive program for schools, has made 3DEXPERIENCE broadly available in the cloud for academic use.
Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an "emergency?" That's the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Sonic Foundry today launched Mediasite Join, a cloud service for recording videoconference sessions and turning them into searchable, on-demand video content.
The Ross Local School District in Hamilton, OH, has added more resources to the 1-to-1 personalized learning initiative that it started in the fall.
Bridg-it School allows students and teachers to report bullying incidents, deal with compliance requirements and resolve situations.