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TechSmith Updates Snagit with GIF, Panoramic Features

TechSmith has updated its inexpensive screen, video and audio capture tool, Snagit. Version 13 for Windows and version 4 for Mac add personalization capabilities, a panoramic feature for capturing images that go beyond a single display, new tools in the editor and the ability to create animated GIF files.

InFocus Adds 4K Model to its Jupiter Catalyst Line of Wall Processors

InFocus is launching a new model in its line of display wall processors at the InfoComm 2016 conference taking place this week in Las Vegas. The Jupiter Catalyst 4K supports up to 12 ultra-high-definition 4K outputs (non-HDCP) on a single 3U CPU chassis supporting resolutions of of 3,840 x 2,160 per output via mini DisplayPort with four destination windows per card. Up to four expansion chassis can be added for additional outputs.

K-12 IT Leaders See Broadband and Network Capacity as Top Priorities

A new national survey of school information technology pros also found that leaders are planning for some major changes to the types of learning materials that will be used in their classrooms in the very near future.

Nashville School Uses Augmented Reality

J.E. Moss Elementary School, a Title I school in Nashville, has adopted an augmented reality program, Letters alive, to help improve reading skills in one of its kindergarten classes.

Report: Games and Online Video Gain Traction in Education

Nearly half of all teachers — 48 percent — are using games in their instruction now, according to a new Speak Up research report released by Project Tomorrow. That’s more than double the percentage from five years ago.

Wearable Technology Expected to Flourish in Classrooms

Classroom wearable technology in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 46 percent over the next four years, according to a recent report released by Research and Markets, a Dublin, Ireland-based market research firm.

Tablet Market Slides Worldwide, Though Detachables See Continued Growth

Worldwide tablet shipments slumped 14.7 percent during the first quarter of 2016, according to preliminary data released Thursday by IDC, a market research firm. Shipments of Apple tablets dropped 18.8 percent in Q1 2016.

Kindergarten Readiness: States Solid on Math, Reading but Lag on Approaches to Learning

A comprehensive analysis of kindergarten readiness standards across all 50 states revealed that while states fare well in general on assessing readiness, they lag in one important domain: approaches to learning.

Amazon Wins $30 Million Contract to Sell E-Books to NYC Schools

Amazon.com has won a $30 million contract to sell e-books to New York City public schools. With the option to extend the contract for two more years, the deal could be worth more than twice the price.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Unveils New Videos for Curious World Service

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has debuted 58 new original videos for its Curious World interactive content service.

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