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LocknCharge Debuts Customizable Charging Cart

LocknCharge has introduced a new mobile device charging cart that the company said will be cost-effective and customizable.

Admissions Officers Turn to Social Media for Fuller Picture of Student Applicants

Four in 10 admissions officers hit up the social media pages of college applicants. Most (89 percent) do so rarely, but more than 1 in 10 (11 percent) do so "often." At the same time, the practice of "Googling" has remained steady at 29 percent. Those findings come from a survey of almost 400 admissions officers by Kaplan Test Prep.

New Epson Document Camera Sports Microscope Adapter, HD Resolution

Epson has introduced a new document camera with a microscope adapter that allows it to create magnified laboratory images and enhanced HD resolution.

German University Reports Severe Software Vulnerabilities Up in 2015

According to Hasso Plattner Institute, while fewer software security vulnerabilities were reported worldwide in 2015 than in 2014, the number of published vulnerabilities with a high level of severity has increased.

Nevada Taps Private Partner for 1:1 Initiative

The Nevada Department of Education has selected a partner to provide Chromebooks, wireless infrastructure and other tools for middle schools participating in its Nevada Ready 21 program.

New UNESCO Portal Delivers Ed Support Globally

The IIEP Learning Portal offers summaries of and links to research on ways to improve learning, with coverage of teachers and pedagogy, learners, curriculum, schools and classrooms and education system management.

Building Relationships and a Culture of Innovation

Building relationships and a culture of innovation are major themes at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando through January 14.

State of Union More Forward-Looking, Less Fiery

President Barack Obama used his eighth and final State of the Union address to remind Congress and the viewing American public that he would continue his "fight" this year to implement free community college "for every responsible student." He also gave a plug for a major success of his administration: a record-setting number of high school graduations.

Khan Lab School Thrives on Experimentation

While the classic school carnival features beanbag tosses and balloon pops, the one at Sal Khan's independent school included a makerspace booth to raise awareness for the Saltmarsh Harvest Mouse, a food stand booth raising money to donate to a local environmental non-profit and a test-your-brain booth to teach people about California endangered species.

Samsung Introduces Products To Assist Use of Chromebook 3 in Classrooms

Three new products will make it easier to adopt the new version of the Chromebook into 1-to-1 learning environments.

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