K-12 Technology News
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Barracuda Networks has launched Barracuda Mobile Device Manager, a free cloud-based iOS device and application management service for Barracuda customers.
PESA, a manufacturer of audio and video distribution systems, has introduced its new compact streaming system, PESA Xstream C22.
Mobile may once have been proscribed tech on American K-12 campuses, but it now enjoys a "substantial presence in most school districts." According to a new report, more than two-thirds of school districts in the United States have mobile technologies deployed in a significant number of their classrooms.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the giveaway will provide teachers and their students access to FarFaria’s library of more than 700 children’s books for kids ages 2 through 9.
- By Christopher Piehler
Illinois’ Des Plaines Consolidated School District 62 will start a new program to develop teacher leaders to help support its three-year digital transition by working with Discovery Education’s new Digital Leader Corps PD program.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Palo Verde College in California has partnered with Hatch, a provider of early childhood education technology, to provide an online professional development course for teachers using technology in the classroom.
Only 17 percent of high schools do not currently offer any online classes and more than 40 percent are offering online courses in English language arts, history, math or science, according to the latest report from Project Tomorrow's Speak Up report.
To help manage a new fleet of more than 200 Chromebooks, Hapeville Charter Schools in Atlanta is using the browser-based AccessNow to tap into virtual desktops and provide access to applications and online testing programs.
- By Stephen Noonoo
A South Carolina school district has undertaken an update of its video surveillance system.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Spending on classroom technology reached $13 billion last year. According to a new market forecast, that's expected to hit $19 billion by 2018, driven primarily by mobile devices.