Cloud Computing & SaaS


Amazon Writing Tool Taps AI to Help Students Become Better Writers

Amazon has introduced a new online writing curriculum for grades 4-6 that incorporates natural language processing technology for features like the Writing Coach, which delivers immediate feedback to students. The tool aims to make writing relevant and engaging for students, without compromising the writing process.

Report: InfoSec Spending to Grow 7 Percent in 2017

Global spending on information security is expected to hit $86.4 billion in 2017, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Google Updates Classroom and Forms for Back-to-School

In time for back-to-school season, Google for Education has rolled out 10 updates to Classroom and Forms that are designed to help teachers save time and stay organized.

Texas District to Deploy Complete ERP Solution

Magnolia Independent School District has selected an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that centralizes finance, human resources and student information.

New Tech Taps Blockchain to Secure Student Data

Blockchain records and keeps information safe by creating a decentralized record of data that can be confirmed and validated without relying on a single authority.

Cloud and Mobile to Drive Increase in IT Spending

According to the latest Worldwide Black Book forecast from International Data Corp., worldwide IT spending will increase by 4.5 percent in 2017, rebounding from last year's growth of 2.5 percent.

LearnZillion Partners with D2L to Help Create Blended Learning Experiences

LearnZillion, a K–12 curriculum-as-a-service (CaaS) company, is partnering with Canadian ed tech company D2L to integrate LearnZillion’s standards-aligned curricula into D2L’s Brightspace Lessons learning management system (LMS).

Kentucky Initiative Wants K–12, College Students to Reach for Cloud Careers

With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.

Girls Who Code Brings Free Summer Coding Program to 11 Cities

The national nonprofit, which teaches young women computer science (CS) skills, is bringing its flagship CS summer program to 11 cities in the United States.

Lightspeed Launches Classroom Instruction Platform, Undergoes Rebrand

Ahead of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference next week (June 25-28) in San Antonio, TX, Lightspeed this week revealed a new logo, corporate identity and brand new audio and video product line focused on improving classroom instruction and collaboration.

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