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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.

Global Smartphone Growth Flattens Out, Chinese Vendors on the Rise

Worldwide smartphone shipments leveled off during the first quarter of 2016, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record, according to preliminary data released today by IDC.

Truenorthlogic Introduces New App to Track PD Attendance

Truenorthlogic has launched a new mobile attendance app that’s designed to save K-12 teachers in professional development time and paperwork.

Technology's Role in Closing the Achievement Gap

A Q&A with Philip D. Lanoue, Ph.D., superintendent, Clarke County School District, Athens, GA.

Dell and Aerohive Collaborate on New Hybrid Network System

Dell and Aerohive have launched a hybrid network system with new cloud-managed wired and wireless capabilities. The system has already been adopted by Queen Margaret's School in Canada and Movement Mortgage in the U.S.

Xirrus Adds Google Integration for Streamlined Authentication

Xirrus EasyPass enables single sign-on WiFi access with Google credentials.

Ramsey School District Upgrades to Private Fiber Network

Ramsey School District in New Jersey has upgraded to a 100 percent fiber network to support several bandwidth-intensive education initiatives.

Windows 10 to Get Education Makeover

Microsoft will be introducing new education-useful features into Windows 10, including a quick device set-up app, an imaging and configuration tool, a utility to simplify Windows 10 devices for testing and enhancements to Windows Update.

Chromebooks Account for Half of K-12 Device Shipments

Shipments of Chrome OS-based devices to American K–12 schools increased more than 31 percent in the last year.

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