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New Mexico Schools Close in on Fiber-Fast Internet Goals

Almost two years after announcing plans to bring high-speed internet to every classroom by 2018, the governor of Next Mexico said 99 percent of the state's public schools now have access to broadband, primarily through fiber optic connections.

InFocus Debuts Android-Based 4K Interactive Display for Classrooms

The JTouch Plus INF7530eAG runs an Android operating system to support whiteboarding, document viewing, web browsing and wireless casting to Android apps.

Schools Still Struggle with Data Interoperability

Only a third of respondents (33 percent), for example, report that more than half of their teaching and learning tools are linked with their student information systems. That represents a lot of data that won't ever find its way into the SIS.

Duolingo Brings Tinycards Test Prep App to Android

Tinycards is a study aid designed for both K–12 and college students, which employs a spaced repetition technique and adapts to the individual user.

Droid Inventor Kit from littleBits, Disney and Lucasfilm Channels Star Wars

Ahead of the Force Friday II global event this week, littleBits released a new kit that gives kids step-by-step instructions on how to build a droid fit for the Star Wars universe.

CatchOn and Google Team Up to Offer Usage Data on Chromebooks

CatchOn delivers real-time data on which apps are being used, how often and where to help keep track of technology investments.

TX Regional Centers Start to Evaluate ROI of Tech at Schools

The Learning Outcomes Modules framework from BrightByte is built on research, helping administrators to evaluate tech on the basis of impact, engagement and investment.

Report: E-mail, Storage Are Top IT Functions in the Cloud

Fifty-nine percent of IT and network managers in a recent survey look to the cloud to support e-mail at their institution, and 41 percent for data file storage.

Kajeet Teams Up with Four Major Wireless Carriers in the United States

Now, the wireless solutions company is working with all four major 4G LTE wireless network carriers to expand student access to affordable WiFi.

Report: Smartphones to See Slow, Steady Growth through 2021

iOS shipments will total 218.7 million units this year, according to IDC. That's good enough for a share of 14.6 percent and growth over last year of 1.5 percent, "a considerable improvement from the 7 percent decline in iPhone shipments in 2016."

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