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Mobile Game Uses Gestures To Teach Language

Two doctoral students in linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a gesture-based language learning game for the iPad and iPhone.

Tablets Tank for the First Time Ever

The tablet market experienced its first setback ever in the most recent quarter, falling year over year by more than 3 percent, according to preliminary data.

Acer Rolling Out 15.6-Inch Chromebooks

Device company Acer is releasing what could be the largest Chromebook. The C910 has a whopping 15.6-inch display, "ideal," the company said, for environments where the computer needs to be viewed by multiple users, such as in a classroom or lab.

To Prepare for Online Assessments, Some Schools Try to Break Their Own Networks

In three states this week, schools encouraged thousands of students and staff to overwhelm their networks with traffic. The stress tests have helped district leaders spot and solve tech issues ahead of this spring's Web-based testing.

Wisconsin District Gets New SIS After 20 Years With Old System

After 20 years with the same student information system, the fifth-largest school district in Wisconsin is getting a new one.

Curriculum Associates Debuts Free iPad Math Game App

Curriculum Associates has launched a free new educational math game app for the iPad, Door 24 Plus.

Tabtor Launches Android App for Personalized Math

Tabtor has released an Android version of its personalized math learning app.

Northern California District Moves to Online Lottery System for Student Transfers

The San Mateo-Foster City School District in Foster City, CA is automating the lottery system it uses to assign transfer students within the district.

Quick Key Adds Unlimited Scanning for Pro Version of Digital Grading App

Quick Key has released a pro version of its digital grading app for mobile devices.

Dale: Smart Phones Belong in Schools

"This is where our schools are. This is where our world is going," according to Warren Dale, technology facilitator for the Los Angeles Unified School District.