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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.

Idaho IMS Consortium Looks to Support Personalized Learning in Public Schools

Silverback Learning Solutions has partnered with the Idaho Association of School Administrators to launch the Idaho IMS Consortium, a collaborative approach to supporting public education in Idaho. A number of other organizations have joined forces in the consortium, including Boise State University’s Leads Learning Network, AdvancED Idaho, Idaho Digital Learning Academy and Gooru, to offer a comprehensive and multifaceted education solution.

Lifeliqe Debuts VR Museum

Lifeliqe, a visual learning platform incorporating virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and interactive 3D content, is launching Lifeliqe VR Museum, its first fully VR experience.

Encourage Teamwork with Great Brainstorming Resources

Visual brainstorming tools, such as mind maps and virtual corkboards, can help students get organized and comfortable sharing their ideas.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts New Math App for Grades K-2

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched Go Math! Go, a new iOS app designed to playfully engage young students in interactive math experiences.

Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

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