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Lexicon Technologies Debuts K–12 IT Help Desk Platform at ISTE 2017

Lexicon Technologies is demoing a new IT help desk platform called Incident IQ at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference. Unlike enterprise help desk products, Incident IQ is specifically architected to support IT staff in K–12 education.

Lightspeed Launches Classroom Instruction Platform, Undergoes Rebrand

Ahead of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference next week (June 25-28) in San Antonio, TX, Lightspeed this week revealed a new logo, corporate identity and brand new audio and video product line focused on improving classroom instruction and collaboration.

AeroHive Rolls Out On-Premises WiFi and Switch Management Solution

Aerohive Networks, a mobility and cloud networking solutions company, this week rolled out a new unified network management system capable of managing thousands of devices.

A3 Education Hosts IoT Summer Class with Acer

A3 Education, an education management and consulting company of 15 California schools, has partnered with Acer America to launch a free, online class this summer that equips students with programming skills to design and build Internet of things (IoT) devices.

Making the Commitment to Student Data Privacy

Now, more than ever, every school system must be poised to adequately address questions regarding student data privacy to build a lasting trust with the parents. CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) works with school systems to help them understand the maturity level of their privacy and security programs and identify the gaps for growth.

Apple Stores to Host Free Summer Camps for Kids

Apple is inviting kids ages 6-12 to visit its retail stores this summer to learn to code, draw, edit videos and more on Mac computers at no cost.

Digital Promise Makes Improvements to Interactive Ed Research Map

Digital Promise has updated its interactive research map with new ways for education leaders, policymakers, Ed Tech companies, teachers, students and others to interact with the teaching and learning research.

Report: Google Gaining in U.S. Classrooms, Apple's iOS Slipping

Google is gaining a stronghold in United States classrooms, with Chrome OS expanding its presence on school computers, while Apple’s iOS has been on the decline since the first quarter of 2015 among students and teachers. These are some of the findings in Kahoot!’s first-ever EdTrends Report.

Research: Boys Say They're More Likely to Pursue STEM Careers Than Girls

Teenage boys say they are more likely to pursue STEM careers than girls, according to research recently published by nonprofit Junior Achievement and professional services firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young). More than one-third (36 percent) of boys surveyed said they would pursue STEM careers in the future, versus only 11 percent of girls.

Milwaukee Public Schools to Receive Hotspots, Tablets, Smartphones from Sprint

This fall, Sprint is issuing one hotspot, tablet or smartphone to each student within Milwaukee Public Schools (WI), as part of the company's initiative to close the digital divide for students without adequate home internet access.

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