In a national survey of more than 1,300 K-12 educators, laptops, Chromebooks and media tablets were chosen as the most valuable tools for teaching and learning, while mobile phones and smart watches were cited as the least useful (and most detested).
- By David Nagel, Dian Schaffhauser
Chino Valley Unified School District in Arizona is in the process of implementing a 10-gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between all four of its schools, with the goal of improving the district's network scalability, security and speed.
Today, the State Educational Technology Directors Association released a report featuring new goals for internet and wide area network services.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
One of the major IT solution providers in the education space is renaming itself. Connection, formerly known as PC Connection, is moving all of its subsidiaries, including GovConnection, into the new brand.
Blackboard and Authentica Solutions, a company that provides tools for data authentication and management, have extended a partnership that aims to improve the bi-directional flow of data between Blackboard's learning management systems and other education applications.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.
A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
SchoolWise, an online platform for high school students interested in college, has launched GoSchoolWise.com, a new website that’s designed to help high school students and their parents during the often arduous college admissions process.
Digital transformation has the potential to revolutionize citizen services, but efforts to bring about that change are "often hindered by top-down hierarchies, cultural legacies and the lack of a compelling vision."
Tustin Unified School District in Orange County, CA has been experimenting with virtual reality, and the district’s senior director of technology is considering using fitness trackers and other wearable devices for future learning.