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Americans Don't Trust Institutions to Protect Data

Nearly half of Americans (49 percent) said they feel their personal data is less secure than it has been in the past.

Pomona Students Line Up for Sprint-Issued Hotspots and Home Internet

As part of its 1Million Project, intended to outfit a million low-income students with reliable connectivity in their homes, Sprint has begun issuing free mobile hotspot devices and wireless connectivity.

Digital Learning Day is Feb. 23. Here's How to Celebrate

The annual Digital Learning Day, started in 2012, gives educators an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, celebrate education innovation and play a role in the transformation of their own schools and communities. Digital Learning Day 2017 is Thursday, Feb. 23.

Allegheny PA Teachers Train to Use VR to Open World to Classrooms

Teachers in the Upper St. Clair School District in Allegheny County, PA, have been training with virtual reality (VR) tools this month, so they can eventually bring the world to their classrooms.

Autopsy for the Failure That Was inBloom

In the wake of inBloom, 400 pieces of state-level legislation around student data privacy have been introduced, and many have been adopted. More tellingly, the trend in data-fueled ed tech has since been toward piecemeal adoption of closed, proprietary systems instead of a multi-state, open source platform.

SETDA Releases New Online Toolkit to Guide the Selection of Quality Instructional Materials

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is releasing a new online toolkit, From Print to Digital: Guide to Quality Instructional Materials. Developed in collaboration with state and district digital learning leaders, instructional materials directors and academic officers, this guide provides states, districts and schools with research, resources and examples to support selection of quality instructional materials for learning and teaching.

CTL Teams with PortableCloud to Offer Web Content and Apps Over WiFi Without Internet Connection

CTL (Compute, Teach, Learn) is partnering with PortableCloud to offer the PortableCloud platform and Cube servers, which allow users to access curated files, web content and web apps over WiFi in any device with a browser, regardless of internet connectivity.

2017 Will See 8.4 Billion Connected 'Things'

According to a new Gartner forecast, 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide this year — an increase of 31 percent from 2016.

Report: Global Digital ELL Market to Grow 23.36% Over Next Four Years

The global digital English language learning (ELL) market is expected to grow 23.36 percent between 2017 and 2021, according to a new report by market research firm Technavio.

Vernier Releases Sensors with Wireless, USB Connectivity Capabilities

Vernier Software & Technology today launched its Go Direct family of sensors, which includes 16 new sensors that enable scientific data collection wirelessly or via a USB connection. Vernier is exhibiting at TCEA 2017 in booth 1539.

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