K-12 Technology News

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Online Schools Growing Yet Reasons Students Choose Them Haven't Changed

The top reasons that students take the virtual route for school tend to fall into a few specific categories, which haven't changed in the two decades since online options first surfaced. A new report issued by the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning looks as what has influenced the pace of growth among students choosing to attend blended and online schools, as well as the number of such programs introduced or adopted by "traditional" districts.

Minecraft Education Edition Expands World, Adds Accessibility Features

Minecraft Education Edition this week hit version 1.0, adding several new features to the school-focused version of the world building game.

Nureva Unveils Mobile Span System for Education, Other Products

Nureva Inc., a Calgary, Canada-based collaboration solutions company, is unveiling three new products at this year’s FETC conference in Orlando, FL.

Califone Releases Two Updated PA System Models

Califone International, an educational audio equipment company, is releasing updates to its PA11 and PowerPro PA920 systems. Califone is exhibiting at FETC this week in booth 1635.

Google Rolls Out New Chromebooks, Allows Access to Android, Adobe Apps

Google is releasing two new Chromebooks for the education market that aim to be more versatile and practical for the everyday student.

AVer Debuts Next-Generation Interactive Flat Panels

The provider of visual collaboration solutions, has introduced a line of IFPs that come with free collaboration software and offer AVer wireless document camera integration.

Smart Technologies, Choose2Matter Partner to Foster Classroom Collaboration Worldwide

In an effort to help K–12 students work together to unlock their learning potential, Smart Technologies is donating its software, hardware and services to various classrooms that have partnered with the nonprofit organization Choose2Matter.

Cisco Unveils Touch-Based, Three-in-One Collaboration Device

Cisco has unveiled a touch-based, three-in-one collaboration device that combines wireless presentation, digital whiteboarding and videoconferencing – comparable to Google's Jamboard and Microsoft's Surface Hub.

Epson Launches BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays

Epson will be showcasing a number of education-focused products this week at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, FL, including four new BrightLink interactive ultra short-throw presentation displays.

Spectrum Introduces Mobile Device Cart Line

Spectrum has unveiled two large mobile device carts, Connect 36 and Connect 18, at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) this week.

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