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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.


Edmodo Releases Free Snapshot Formative Assessment Tool

Edmodo has released a new formative assessment tool called Snapshot, which is "designed to provide real-time insight into student proficiency in educational standards and help teachers immediately address any learning gaps."

Corel Offers Free Software for Teachers and Faculty Members

Corel has launched its new Teacher-Try-It Program at the ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta.

Kajeet 4G Hotspots for Education Title I Eligible

Kajeet reported that its 4G access points, designed to provide underprivileged students with access to the Internet at home, are now available for Title I funding. The company also released a Title I funding resource in conjunction with the Consortium for School Networking and the National Title I Association.

Mimio Rolls Out Interactive Displays, Upgrades MimioStudio and MimioMobile

Mimio is unveiling a new line of interactive classroom displays and also releasing new versions if its flagship education software tools, MimioStudio and MimioMobile.

SPARKvue Adds Real-Time Collaboration for Lab Activities

PASCO scientific has updated its K-12 science learning application, SPARKvue. The latest version enables students and teachers to share data and collaborate on lab activities in real time, and adds an array of other new features for students and teachers.

Discovery Educator Network Kicking Off Free Summer PD Resources

This August Discovery Educator Network is hosting free professional development resources for K-12 educators.

Bakersfield School District Revamps Storage for Video Surveillance System

California’s Bakersfield School District is revamping its districtwide video surveillance system with AssuredSAN Pro 5000 storage arrays from Dot Hill Storage, enabling faster video access, near-real-time video conversion, reduced storage costs and more efficient archiving.

Baltimore County Public Schools Rolling Out 120,000 Notebooks for 1:1 Program

More than 120,000 students and teachers in Baltimore County Public Schools will receive HP Elite PCs as part of the district’s Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (STAT) 1:1 digital learning program.

Snapshot: Printers Surge in Q1

The world's hunger for hardcopies is far from abating, despite some recent slides in peripheral shipments. The worldwide printer and multifunction printer market grew by double digits in the first quarter of 2014, reaching 37.65 million units — up 32.1 percent from the same period last year.

AirWatch Teacher Tools Gets New Collaboration Features, Enhanced Interface

AirWatch by VMware is rolling out new functionality for its AirWatch Teacher Tools classroom management suite.

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