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What's Hot: 9 Major Ed Tech Trends for 2017

Education technologies are, by their nature, capricious. So it makes sense to consider what could drive innovation among classrooms for the new year. Our panel of K-12 experts weighs in.

NASA's Kennedy Space Center Launches VR Experiences, Headset

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has launched a suite of official virtual reality (VR) experiences, as well as a new, custom-designed Space Visor mobile virtual reality headset.

Report: Wearable Devices Expected to Become Mainstream in Education in Next 4-5 Years

Virtual reality and robotics will become widely adopted in education in the next two to three years, and wearable devices are expected to become mainstream in the education space over the next four to five years, according to a recent report published by the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking.

Facebook Donating 500 Virtual Reality Kits to Arkansas Schools

Facebook is donating 500 virtual reality kits to Arkansas schools under a first-of-its-kind partnership between the social media company and the state, according to the Associated Press.

Report: Internet of Things Spending to Reach $1.29 Trillion by 2020

A new forecast from International Data Corp. estimates that the total worldwide spending on the Internet of Things will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020.

South Korean Company Maxst Unveils Two New AR Products at CES 2017

Maxst, a Seoul, South Korea-based augmented reality (AR) company, is introducing two new AR products Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8.

Web App Offers Data on North Carolina Schools

A nonprofit organization of parents who advocate for school choice in North Carolina has released NC Schools Around Me, a web-based application to help families in the state easily find education data on schools in their area.

High Schools Get Project Learning Lift from Project Managers

The Educational Foundation of the Project Management Institute has teamed up with the Partnership for 21st Century Learning to help increase awareness and use of project management and project-based learning, in an effort to help prepare students for college and careers.

Sprint Starts Filling in Digital Divide at 11 Schools

In October, Sprint and its foundation announced the 1Million Project, designed to address the digital divide and close the "homework gap." Now, the telecommunications company has said it would get the program started among 4,000 students in 11 cities starting in January.

Nominations Open for 2017 ISTE Awards

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced today that nominations are open for its 2017 awards honoring exceptional educators and leaders who are leading the way to connected learning. Each year ISTE’s awards recognize individuals whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age.

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