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Telecommunications


Revisiting Cell Phone Bans in Schools

Twenty-four percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones altogether, and 62 percent allow phones on school grounds but ban them in the classroom, according to the most recent national data available. But it's about time for those schools to rethink those bans, said Kevin M. Thomas, assistant professor of education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, who spoke at the 67th ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit in Philadelphia this weekend.

Samsung Pushes Apple Out of Top Smart Phone Slot

Samsung moved to the top position among smart phone manufacturers worldwide in the third quarter, bumping Apple, Nokia, and Research in Motion out of the way in the process.

Cisco Intros TelePresence Hosted Service for Small Organizations

Cisco has created a new TelePresence solution for small to medium-sized organizations with limited budgets and IT staff.

ParentLink Enhances E-Mail Communications

ParentLink has released a new suite of e-mail tools for its communication platform designed to improve e-mail communications between schools and parents.

Tegrity Campus Gets Android App, Accessibility Enhancements

Tegrity has released an updated version of its lecture capture system, Tegrity Campus 2.0.

New Jersey District Shifts to Fiber for Tech 'Without Limits'

In an effort to support a slate of school technology initiatives, a district in New Jersey has moved its underlying communications network to high-speed fiber.

Android Takes Top Slot Among Smart Phones

Worldwide sales of mobile devices grew an enormous 18.98 percent in the first quarter of 2011. That growth was dominated by smart phones, where Google's Android OS took over the lead position--beating out mobile behemoths Symbian and iOS.

E-Rate Applications Surge in 2011

Applications for the federal E-rate program were up to 44,139 for the 2011 funding year, representing $4.31 billion in requests, the highest level in nearly a decade, according to an analysis released this week.

NEA Program To Award Smart Phone Grants

The NEA Foundation is expanding the focus of its Challenge to Innovate (C2i) grant program. In the latest phase, the foundation will award five grants to support innovative ideas for using smart phones in the classroom.

Calm in the Face of Crisis

When faced with a serious threat, an Iowa school district quickly mitigates panic and confusion with the help of a newly implemented mass notification system.

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