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Lego Boost Teaches Kids to Program Robots

Lego has unveiled a new robotics system that teaches kids computer science skills at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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.

LivingTree Expands User Base Through Acquisition of Parent Communication Tool

The private community engagement network for p–K-12 family engagement has gained hundreds of thousands of new users and expanded its leadership team through its recent acquisition of Class Messenger.

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: Smartphone Shipments to Rebound After 3-Year Low

Consumer smartphone sales will rebound this year after hitting a three-year low in 2016, according to a new survey from Accenture.

Librarians Say Information Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It

Nearly all librarians (97 percent) say information literacy contributes to workforce success and more than four in five (83 percent) say it affects college graduation rates, and yet 44 percent said their library does not support information literacy as much as it should, according to a new survey from ProQuest.

Lenovo Showcases Affordable VR Headset at CES 2017

Lenovo is showcasing the prototype for its own self-contained VR headset this week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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.

Portable AR Projector Creates Optical 3D Illusions on Any Surface

HoloLamp has introduced a new portable device that delivers hands-free and glasses-free augmented reality experiences.

Acer Debuts Rugged Chromebook N7 for Classrooms

Acer has unveiled its latest Chromebook for education customers, boasting enhanced durability, long battery life and other features that make it ideal for students and classroom use.

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