K-12 Technology News
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The keyboard manufacturer aims to bring its keyboards to schools with existing iPad programs, saving schools the cost of converting to expensive laptop programs.
The New Jersey-based company announced new updates to its blended learning products.
Right now the biggest area for category one funding requests in the E-rate program is for lit fiber — major bandwidth connectivity. That line item in applications for the 2016 funding year totals $1.3 billion in pre-discount dollars, a request that trounces every other type of category one service included on applications by at least a factor of five-to-one.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
New content on OpenEd includes curated, in-class assessments, recommended learning resources and lesson plans that support students preparing for the ACT exam.
The company will use the new funding for product development and sales support of its subscription-based concept mapping tool that will launch this summer.
Google today announced several new education-focused technologies, among them the new Google Cast and the full rollout of the educational virtual reality tool known as Google Expeditions. The company also announced two new, lower-profile technologies for education.
Google this week is launching Cast, which allows users to share access to a classroom projector wirelessly even when they might be on different networks — without any additional device.
The new ScreenBeam Touch 90 is an interactive digital whiteboard that can be accessed by anybody in a room with a Windows 10-supported device.
Tynker has launched 16 new computer science courses designed for use in K-12 classrooms.
Schoology has launched Assessment Management Platform, a tool that combines the company's learning management system with institution-wide assessment management tools.