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Kajeet Updates SmartBus with New Router, More Networks

Kajeet has updated its filtered WiFi hotspot for schools buses, the SmartBus, to allow for more connected devices, offer faster speeds and more.

STEM Kit Bundles Electronics for Young Student Projects

A Chinese company that provides electronic components for maker projects is bundling a small set of color-coded modules with lessons for the classroom.

AI, Merging of Digital and Physical Worlds Among Top 10 Tech Trends for 2018

Nearly every app and service will incorporate some level of artificial intelligence in the next few years. Whether they're obviously intelligent or use intelligence behind the scenes, these tools "create a new intelligent intermediary layer between people and systems and have the potential to transform the nature of work and the structure of the workplace," according to a new trends forecast.

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.

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