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TeachPoint Adds Video Observation Tool to Educator Evaluation Platform

The new tool is integrated with the company's TeachPoint Educator Evaluation Solution and is designed to allow users to incorporate video observation into any part of their educator evaluation process, such as self-evaluation, peer coaching or formal observations.

CIO Roles in Flux

Nearly all, 95 percent, of chief information officers expect their positions to be changed or remixed owing to digitalization, according to a new report.

IT Spending to Top $3.65 Trillion in 2018

Communications services will lead IT spending, accounting for $1.387 trillion this year, a 0.9 percent increase over 2016, to $1.417 trillion in 2018 for growth of 2.2 percent.

Energy Upgrades Fall Far Short of Projected Savings

Schools only see about a quarter of the expected savings following energy efficiency upgrades, according to a new report from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and the E2e Project.

Legends of Learning to Add PhET Interactive Science Simulations

PhET, a non-profit project within the University of Colorado, Boulder, is teaming up with Legends of Learning, a middle school science gaming company, to put its science and math-based interactive simulations on the gaming platform.

Naviance Integrates with Clever to Improve Data User Management

Hobsons has partnered with Clever to integrate the latter's data-integration tool with its college and career planning platform, Naviance.

Report: VR and AR Headsets to See 50% Growth Every Year Through 2021

Global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets will hit 13.7 million units this year as they ride a compound annual growth rate of 56.1 percent on their way to 81.2 million shipments in 2021, according to a new forecast.

IXL Learning Adds Adaptive Spanish Curriculum

IXL Spanish is designed to inspire real-life communication by integrating cultural lessons with language learning. After reading a text about physical education in Mexico, for example, students answer questions about what it's like to attend school in the other country.

7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay)

A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.

Bandwidth Optimization Leading Reason for Software-Defined WAN Adoption

An IDC survey found that bandwidth optimization (36 percent), consistent application security (31 percent), integration with existing WANs (28 percent) and improved automation and self-provisioning (28 percent) were the most common reasons enterprises are considering SD-WAN adoptions.

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