A new study that organizations across sectors, including education, are struggling to keep pace with new developments in the networking industry.
An Indiana school district received a $700,000 grant from T-Mobile's EmpowerED program, covering the cost of personal MiFi hotspots for every student in grades 3 through 8 for the next two years.
According to the company, its software can recognize faces at varying degrees and distances from the camera, in myriad poses, that are partially obscured, that have different expressions, that are heavily made up or that are captured in extreme lighting conditions.
Kajeet has launched its second-annual Homework Gap Grant program, which provides mobile hotspots to schools to distribute to students who may not have internet access at home.
The "homework gap" hasn't gone away. According to the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the lack of access to the internet at home continues to put a sizable number of students at a "significant disadvantage."
At the National Association of School Resource Officers annual conference, a thousand-plus attendees made up primarily of school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators and school security and safety professionals hit the tradeshow aisles to see the latest in classroom door lockdown technology, body cameras and radio systems. While we don't all need knapsack armor panels, here are six technologies that may find a home on your campus, several of which are free for educators.
CoSN CEO Keith Krueger shares insights from the 2018 National K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report.
Google is expediting access to details about college when somebody looks up a specific institution in the search engine. When a user enters a college name, he or she will receive the usual capsule description from Wikipedia, as well as a menu with quick links to information about admissions, cost, majors, outcomes and other aspects and other stats.
Among those who view the internet as a "bad" thing for society, the most common issue that stood out (cited by 25 percent) was how it isolates people or pushes them to spend too much time on devices. Sixteen percent talked about the spread of fake news; 14 percent were concerned about its impact on children; and 13 percent suggested that it "encourages illegal activity."
With only three exceptions, salaries are up across the board for technology professionals in K–12 education in the last two years. The biggest gripe continues to be (not terribly surprisingly) budgets.