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Dell Intros 75-Inch Interactive Touch Monitor

The monitor supports 20-point multi-touch, to allow multiple people to interact with the screen at the same time. Similar to Microsoft's Surface Hub, content on the display can be manipulated with fingers or palms.

BenQ Releases 4K Flat Panels and Laser Projectors for Education

Audio-visual company BenQ has added a new line of ultra-high-definition displays and projectors suitable for education environments.

Lower Rates of Cyberbullying in Schools Where Phones are Allowed

A recent "data point" from the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics stated that schools where cellphone use was allowed reported less cyberbullying than schools where the devices were prohibited.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 4, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

House Democrats Introduce $100B School Infrastructure Bill

The Rebuild America's Schools Act is an effort to address physical and digital infrastructure needs in schools across the country.

MakerBot Publishes Step-by-Step Guide for Adding 3D Printing to STEAM Lessons

To help educators understand how to set up STEM-oriented 3D printing experiences for their students, MakerBot, which sells 3D printers, has put together a bundle of free resources for teachers, available in its educator program.

How Social-Emotional Programs Make a Difference

A recent brief has highlighted the link between social-emotional development and a reduction in aggression.

Biology Class Dissections to Get Virtual Treatment

While dissections are an integral part of most biology classes, many states now have laws in place that give students the right to opt out of animal dissections. The new solution offers schools an option, starting with a VR frog, which is expected to be available in this quarter.

Revamping the School Report Card

Last year a group of parents, educators and representatives from nonprofit organizations and state agencies attended a workshop to develop ideas for creating more effective web-based school report cards — the kind that show how well schools are performing. Recently, the convener of that workshop shared a summary of the recommendations offered during the day.

Project Tomorrow Expands Speak Up Research Project

The nonprofit Project Tomorrow is adding new features to its Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning and opening up the participation window to year-round.

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