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Telecommunications


5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010

With technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts themselves. To help, THE Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came up with a short list of top tech trends you'll want to watch in the new year.

K-12's Stab at the Killer iPhone App

Before the iPhone hit the mobile phone scene in 2007, the word "app" wasn't part of the typical person's vocabulary. That's changed over the last two years or so as an increasing number of software developers have come out with applications for mobile devices and an ever more diverse range of users, including K-12 technologists, educators, administrators, parents, and students.

Blackboard Adds BlackBerry App for Mobile Web Platform

Blackboard has added the Research in Motion BlackBerry to its list of supported devices for the new Blackboard Mobile platform.

PA School District Adopts Teo for 911 Location Features

The Bedford Area School District in Pennsylvania has adopted Teo's E911 emergency management software to provide real-time information and communication for 911 events.

Will Google's Android 2 Be A Mobile Spoiler?

Could Google's Android be a spoiler in the smart-phone arms race after all?

LifeSize Debuts Series 200 Telepresence Systems

LifeSize announced a new series of high definition telepresence systems, the LifeSize 220 Series.

ClearOne Ships Conferencing Hardware Bundle

ClearOne announced a new high definition video conferencing bundle featuring the company's RAV 600 audio conferencing system packaged with several Sony display products.

Microsoft Eases IM Licensing Costs on UC Platform

Microsoft announced a few perks for its unified communications customers Thursday, particularly with regard to instant messaging (IM) presence technology.

NREA Enters into Partnership To Improve Emergency Notification

The National Rural Education Association (NREA) has entered into a strategic partnership with safety notification service provider Schoolreach in order to help member districts contact parents and community members quickly and efficiently during an emergency, as well as in non-emergency, safety-related situations.

Texas District Connects with Parents via Technology

For Brenda Speer, superintendent of Bynum Independent School District, striking a balance between cutting expenses, but not eliminating important programs and services, lit up the light bulb over her head: Would it be possible to save the district more than $700 a month in postage expenses alone by implementing a tech-based parental notification system?

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