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Smartwatches Overtake Fitness Trackers

"The transition towards more intelligent and feature-filled wearables is in full swing," said Jitesh Ubrani senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers.

All Arkansas Public High Schools to Receive Facebook VR Kits

The Arkansas Department of Education and Facebook are expanding an existing partnership to bring VR education to all of the state’s public high schools.

Schools Still Struggle with Data Interoperability

Only a third of respondents (33 percent), for example, report that more than half of their teaching and learning tools are linked with their student information systems. That represents a lot of data that won't ever find its way into the SIS.

Online Mathematics Homework Program to Begin Research Studies

The United States Department of Education has doled out an additional $7 million to fund two more studies to assess the impact of a free math learning platform.

ClassFlow Introduces Activity Feed to Keep Parents Informed

Now available on the homepage to registered users, the social media-inspired activity feed enables teachers to share lessons, activities and assignments to the class and with parents.

Duolingo Brings Tinycards Test Prep App to Android

Tinycards is a study aid designed for both K–12 and college students, which employs a spaced repetition technique and adapts to the individual user.

Recovery School Turns to VR for Student Engagement

A charter school in Indianapolis that educates students in recovery with drug and alcohol addictions has turned to virtual reality curriculum to keep their kids engaged in science.

Interactive Tool to Let Students Play with Math

Graspable essentially allows students to rearrange terms on the screen to solve math equations, recording and sharing all of the steps they take to arrive at their answer with the teacher.

New da Vinci 3D Printer Creates Full-Color Objects

3D printer manufacturer XYZprinting is launching a first of its kind: a fused filament fabrication 3D printer that offers full CMYK printing by incorporating inkjet printing into the build process.

Streaming Media Dominates Pro-AV

Video projection, however, is forecast to continue a dive dating back to 2014. In that year, projection accounted for more than 15 percent of the pro-AV market. By 2022, it will make up only 3 percent of the total market.

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