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Follett Challenge Seeks Unique Learning Programs

Follett is looking for K–12 schools and districts with outstanding technology programs to enter the 6th annual Follett Challenge for a chance to win $200,000 in products and services.

U.S. Ed Department Launches Free Online Tool to Rapidly Evaluate Ed Tech Products

The United States Education Department’s Office of Educational Technology is unveiling a new online tool, the Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluation (RCE) Coach, that’s designed to rapidly evaluate ed tech products and help educators decide whether a product or tool is worth their money.

Triseum Unveils 3D Game That Teaches Calculus

A Texas-based education gaming company founded through the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University unveiled a new game focused on calculus at Educause 2016.

Coalition Launches Campaign Aimed at State Lawmakers to Promote K–12 Digital Citizenship

A national coalition of groups oriented toward children and media launched a new campaign Friday to encourage state lawmakers to promote digital citizenship in schools.

Solar Energy Kit Recognized as a Top New Product

The KidWind Solar Energy Exploration Kit and the Investigating Solar Energy lab book have led Vernier Software & Technology to win another award from Tech & Learning.

Where Do Teachers Turn for Tech Help? Not the Help Desk (Much)

Research shows that teachers prefer to rely on one another to get solutions to technology problems than they do on the IT department.

Education Elements Launches Platform to Manage Personalized Learning Initiatives

Education Elements is launching Touchpoint, a new tool designed to support districts as they manage personalized learning initiatives.

D2L Updates Brightspace LMS with New Virtual Classroom Tools

D2L has unveiled the Autumn16 release of its Brightspace learning management system, which includes new tools for personalized learning and assessment of soft skills.

Report: Device Type Proliferation Poses Problems

Last year, when an MDR survey asked curriculum directors to rate the various factors that influenced their buying decisions for digital instruction, the one that surfaced above all others was compatibility with multiple computing devices, chosen by 62 percent of respondents. No wonder. A multiplicity of devices proliferates on the school campus, especially in an era of rising acceptance for bring-your-own-device.

Free Online Assessment Evaluates a School's Technology Needs

An educational technology consulting firm has created a 20-question online assessment tool it says will help schools and school districts determine if they are prepared to support the technology needs of K-12 students.

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