K-12 Technology News

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Research: Video Gamers Learn Visual Activities Faster

Score one for gamers. An experiment at Brown University has found a correlation between people who frequently play video games and their ability to retain learning about two quickly learned visual activities.

JAMF Updates Casper Suite

The latest update includes features designed to help educators with classroom management, enrollment of new Apple devices and purchasing of apps and e-books.

Hawaii Department of Ed Adopts Statewide SIS

The Hawaii Department of Education has selected a student information system to manage student data across its entire system.

CTL Introduces New Chromebook for Education

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.

Adult Education Lagging Way Behind in Tech

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.

Contest Giving Away 3D Printers to Schools

Schools have until April 5 to vie for one of 20 3D printers being given away by open source proponent Aleph Objects.

Dassault Pushes Cloud-Based Academic Version of 3D Design Platform to Forefront

Dassault Systèmes, a 3D design company with an extensive program for schools, has made 3DEXPERIENCE broadly available in the cloud for academic use.

FCC Seeks Comment on What 'Emergency' Means for School Mass Notifications

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.

Sonic Foundry Intros Cloud-Based Videoconference Capture

Sonic Foundry today launched Mediasite Join, a cloud service for recording videoconference sessions and turning them into searchable, on-demand video content.

Rural Ohio District Adds Digital Library to 1 to 1 Initiative

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.

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