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Here you'll find articles covering 1-to-1 computing, BYOD, augmented and virtual reality and all things mobile! Topics range from strategies for managing devices to news and reviews about new hardware and software.


Global Document Camera for Classroom Market to Increase Over 11 Percent Through 2020

The global document camera for smart classrooms market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11 percent from 2016 through 2020, according to a recent report by Technavio, a London-based tech market research firm.

SABIER Makes OER Work in K–12 Classrooms: A Conversation with Dan McGuire

In this week’s blogpost we explore the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum, a group of Minnesota educators dedicated to creating and disseminating quality, OER-based curriculum. And we have a Q&A with the founder of SABIER, a nonprofit that provides support services to schools who are adopting OER-based courseware, like that produced by the MPCC.

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

New Zonar Phone App Allows Arkansas Parents to Track Children on Buses

A new cellphone app allows parents in the Texarkana Arkansas School District to track their children on buses in real time. Last week, representatives from Velociti, a Missouri-based tech deployment company, installed the Zonar tracking system on 32 Texarkana buses.

Parents Admit to Social Media Spying on Their Teen and Tween Children

Two thirds (67 percent) of parents say monitoring their children’s media use is more important than respecting their privacy, according to a report released Tuesday by Common Sense Media. More than two in five parents (41 percent) say they check their children’s devices and social media accounts “always” or “most of the time.”

Report: Worldwide Tablet Shipments Will Decline This Year, Rebound in 2018

Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline by 12 percent for the rest of 2016, rounding out the year at 182.3 million shipments, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

Stratford Schools Collaborate to Produce Hour of Code Project

Stratford School, a group of private schools based in California, is participating for the fifth year in a row in Code.org’s global Hour of Code, which takes place Dec. 5 through 11.

Teachers Say Tech Makes Learning More Fun, Students Say it Helps Them Learn

A recent survey conducted by Quizlet, an online learning tool provider, finds that most teachers say technology makes learning more fun, while students say it helps them learn.

Iowa District to Use $54K Google Grant for VR Hardware

Council Bluffs Community School District has received a $54,500 grant from Google to purchase 28 virtual reality kits with 15 headsets each, in an effort to boost student engagement and diversify instruction.

Cleverywhere Debuts Game for Common Core Test Prep

Cleverywhere has launched a new game, ThemePark, designed to help students improve their scores on standardized tests.

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