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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.

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.

Texas District Taps LTE to Provide Home Broadband Access for Students

The Pasadena Independent School District will deploy an LTE broadband network for students to access the internet from home in an effort to close performance and homework gaps.

San Diego Unified Forges Ahead on Chromebook 1-to-1

San Diego Unified School District has gone public with its work related to running 1-to-1 programs for 47,000 of its 132,000 students.

MasteryConnect Adds Evidence Capture to Teacher App

MasteryConnect has added an evidence capture feature to the teacher app it released in July.

Santa Clara USD Deploys Cloud-Based Communications Tool

Santa Clara Unified School District in California has implemented a cloud-based communications system to help administrators, faculty and staff communicate and collaborate with each other.

Sprint Initiative Aims to Close Homework Gap for 1 Million Students

Sprint’s new initiative, 1Million Project, will provide wireless devices to 1 million high school students nationwide, in an effort to close the homework gap for students.

InfoComm to Offer AV Education at Downey School District

InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial audiovisual industry in the United States and internationally, has signed an agreement with Downey Unified School District in Los Angeles County to offer foundational AV coursework.

Oculus Working on Standalone, Wireless VR Headset

Facebook’s Oculus division is working on a standalone version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, with no wires and no connection to a PC, according to comments made Thursday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Google's G Suite For Education Offers 4 New Features

Google has changed the name of its popular service Google Apps for Education to G Suite for Education. With this change comes several new features that have been added to some of the apps included in G Suite. These features use “machine intelligence” to facilitate and add more functionalities to Google Apps.

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