Cloud Computing & SaaS

Adobe Introduces New Mobile Apps, Accessories and Pricing Options

The new mobile apps and complementary hardware are designed to connect Adobe Creative Cloud to the iPad, and the pricing plans offer options for individuals and groups from classes to entire districts.

Houston District Enters First Phase of Huge 1-to-1 Laptop Program

As part of the first phase of its 1-to-1 program, Houston Independent School District is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 and Windows laptops to serve more than 14,000 students.

Upgraded MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach Comes With a Money-Back Guarantee

MindPlay guarantees schools that 90 percent of students will gain at least two grade levels of improvement in reading when using MVRC four days a week for 30 minutes each day — or the company will refund their purchase.

K-12 Schools Get Free Cloud-Based GIS Mapping Software

Esri today reported it's committing up to $1 billion in free accounts for its cloud-based GIS mapping software, hosted through Amazon Web Services. Amazon said it's committing AWS resources for three years to support the effort for all schools that participate.

Google Turns Off Ad Scanning in Apps for Education Permanently

Google today revealed changes to its Apps for Education policies that include permanently disabling scanning in Gmail for its 30 million Apps for Education users and permanently disabling the ability to display ads.

3 Cloud Storage Services You Should Be Using Right Now

Why not let someone else keep your files safe and shareable so you don’t have to take up your hard drive space?

Inifnitely Virtual Launches Virtual Servers For K-12

Cloud Server provider Infinitely Virtual has unveiled a virtual server offering targeted at K-12 schools and higher education institutions.

College Students Launch New Student Engagement Platform

Chalkup employs social networking tools and an interactive platform to facilitate online learning with video chat, instant messaging, group messaging, discussion boards and Twitter.

Voyager Sopris Learning Launches eLibrary App

The cloud-based app is designed to provide online and offline access to professional development and instructional e-books.

Sookasa Launches 'Compliance-as-a-Service' Tool

Sookasa has introduced Sookasa Cloud Compliance Service, a "compliance-as-a-service" tool that helps educational institutions maintain FERPA compliance by encrypting files on cloud services and mobile devices.