K-12 Technology News

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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.

Droid Inventor Kit from littleBits, Disney and Lucasfilm Channels Star Wars

Ahead of the Force Friday II global event this week, littleBits released a new kit that gives kids step-by-step instructions on how to build a droid fit for the Star Wars universe.

New iPad App Simplifies Spectrum Student Data Collection

Two Cornell University graduates have introduced a data collection platform specifically for special education teachers working with students who have autism.

CatchOn and Google Team Up to Offer Usage Data on Chromebooks

CatchOn delivers real-time data on which apps are being used, how often and where to help keep track of technology investments.

TX Regional Centers Start to Evaluate ROI of Tech at Schools

The Learning Outcomes Modules framework from BrightByte is built on research, helping administrators to evaluate tech on the basis of impact, engagement and investment.

Report: E-mail, Storage Are Top IT Functions in the Cloud

Fifty-nine percent of IT and network managers in a recent survey look to the cloud to support e-mail at their institution, and 41 percent for data file storage.

Kajeet Teams Up with Four Major Wireless Carriers in the United States

Now, the wireless solutions company is working with all four major 4G LTE wireless network carriers to expand student access to affordable WiFi.

Report: Smartphones to See Slow, Steady Growth through 2021

iOS shipments will total 218.7 million units this year, according to IDC. That's good enough for a share of 14.6 percent and growth over last year of 1.5 percent, "a considerable improvement from the 7 percent decline in iPhone shipments in 2016."

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