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3D Printer Shipments Up for Education (and Every Other Segment)

3D printing is on a growth jag. A new forecast from International Data Corp. projects that the market grew in the United States by nearly 20 percent in 2015 compared to 2014.

Texas Adds More than 200 Books to Digital Resources Program

Students at schools participating in the Texas TexQuest program will soon have access to more than 200 additional e-books.

Zaniac Debuts 3D Game Design Program

Zaniac, a science, technology, engineering and math franchise with locations in eight states, has introduced a new course designed to teach students in grades 4-8 how to develop their own video games.

JoomlaLMS Mobile App Released

JoomlaLMS — a learning management system built around the open source Joomla CMS — is now available as an Android compatible mobile app. An iOS compatible version should be available within a week, the company said in a statement.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to Grow at Slower Pace in 2016

Global smartphone sales will continue to grow, but not in the double digits anymore, according to market research firm Gartner. Smartphone sales are expected to grow 7 percent worldwide in 2016 and reach 1.5 billion units. That is significantly down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015, but it’s still substantial growth.

Brainly Acquires OpenStudy

Brainly, a multinational social learning network for students and educators, has acquired OpenStudy, a similar, Atlanta-based, peer-to-peer study help platform. The combined companies are anticipated to offer students advanced online learning tools, for both inside the classroom and out.

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

K-12 schools are beginning to see the educational value of virtual and augmented reality and are investing in these technologies even though price points are still aimed at higher-end markets.

Michigan Virtual School Reaches out for International Students

A Michigan school district with six schools, including one that delivers paid classes online for credit completion, will be opening its doors to international students.

Boxlight to Debut Laser Projectors at ISTE 2016

Boxlight is unveiling its new line of P12 projectors at the ISTE 2016 Conference & Expo in Denver, June 26-29. Attendees will be able to see live demonstrations of the touch projectors by visiting the Boxlight booth, which is No. 3311.

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