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Smart Assistants Helping to Drive Growth of Wearables

Wearable devices will continue to see healthy growth over the next five years, driven by new use cases, new devices and the rise of smart assistants.

Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers

Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.

Los Angeles to Host City of STEM Science Festival

The city of Los Angeles will kick off a major event in April highlighting STEM resources and providing attendees with activities, entertainment and access to companies focused on everything from aerospace to makerspaces.

Report: Emotional Well-Being investment Improves Student Outcomes

A new survey finds schools that place an emphasis on student emotional well-being have better cognition outcomes.

Lack of Tech Access Hampers Rural Student Outcomes

Rural students make up almost one in five K-12 students in the United States.

Augmented Reality Math System Adds Student Journals, Free App

Alive Studios is adding two new components to its Math alive augmented reality system designed for pre-K and kindergarten (and for grades 1 to 3 as an intervention).

Kansas City Schools Project Ramps Up District-Nonprofit Collaboration

The schools of Kansas City are the first as a district to participate in a new project to develop an integrated data collection system to track, monitor and report on outcomes related to behavior, academics and security.

Interactive Constitution Classroom Edition on Its Way

The current interactive Constitution features scholars debating each provision and citing relevant decisions. Those experts have been selected with guidance from two constitutional law organizations, the American Constitution Society (considered progressive) and the Federalist Society (with primarily conservative and libertarian leanings).

Report: Zero Change in Student Achievement Gap over 50-Year Period

A new report finds a persistent achievement gap is present among students despite advancements in educational funding.

CoSN Aims to Help School CTOs Gain Leadership Skills

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has launched a new initiative aimed at improving leadership skills for new CTOs and other education technology leaders.

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