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Research: IT Spending to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is set to increase this year, according to a pair of new forecasts.

Coming to Your Child’s School, Very, Very Soon: A Christensen-Style Disruption!

Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely!

Codeverse, an Interactive Coding Studio for Kids, Opens in Chicago

Codeverse, which bills itself as the world’s first interactive classroom and technology platform designed to teach coding to kids 6 to 12, officially opened its flagship studio in Chicago today.

Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing

Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Mira Debuts Augmented Reality Headset for iPhone, iPad at $99

Designed to be a headset for the masses, startup company Mira’s new Prism headset for iOS aims to be an affordable option for individuals with an iPhone or iPad to experience augmented reality.

FBI Issues Warning on Internet-Connected Toys

The FBI has issued a consumer notice warning that internet-connected toys could pose a privacy and contact threat to children, because of the large amount of personal information that may be unknowingly revealed.

Alma Adds Custom Reporting Features to Relieve Data Burden for IT

A new in-app feature within the Alma student information system and learning management system aims to ease the burden of student data for IT staff, while also increasing autonomy for teachers, principals and school district officials.

Prodigy Releases Free ‘Big Resource of Math Word Problems’

Prodigy, a mathematics gaming company, recently made 120 examples of math word problems for students in grades 1-8 available to teachers at no cost.

Zagg Introduces Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices

Zagg, a Salt Lake City-based mobile device accessories company, today has introduced a wired keyboard for all Apple iOS devices with a Lightning connector.

Educational Toys Market Expected to Grow 10 Percent through 2021

The global educational toys market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of close to 10 percent from the present to 2021, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.

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