K12 Headlines

10/22/2014

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The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over whether it's unconstitutional to make parents pay for their children to ride the bus to public schools.

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As part of a four-year plan, DeSoto County Schools is spending millions of dollars on new technology. Hernando High School teachers were the first to receive the Apple MacBook Air laptops, which students will get next year. There are also carts with iPads for students to share. Starting in 2017, every elementary classroom will have a class set of iPads.

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Lesly White, the Moffitt Cancer Center’s director of information technology, infrastructure and shared services, has accepted the job of managing the Florida school district’s department of IT, security and privacy.

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A new online community has been launched by TES Global where teachers and start-ups can develop effective edtech products together. On TES Labs, start-ups ask teachers from all over the world for feedback on their products and usage.

10/22/2014

Researchomatic has added Free Citation Generator and two search modes powered by Google to its digital library. These services will offer support for e-library management services such as building digital collections, enriching content and sharing research projects.

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Samsung is expanding its Samsung Chromebook 2 Series with a new, 11-inch Chromebook 2 with an Intel Celeron processor. With speeds up to 2.58GHz and a 1 MB L2 cache, the Chromebook 2 also has an overall system memory of 2GB, eMMc technology and a storage capacity of 16GB.

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November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

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November 6-8, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

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February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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The $3.8 million upgrade project will replace aging wiring and network switches while swapping out the district’s landlines for an Internet-based phone system. The two-year project is expected to boost Internet speeds and allow more devices to connect wirelessly to the district’s network.

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Eastern DataComm is now an approved vendor for Extreme Networks on the Western States Contracting Alliance. Extreme Networks joins the list of technology solutions that Eastern DataComm is now able to provide school districts under this cooperative. They are also currently a vendor for ShoreTel and Alcatal-Lucent systems.

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All administrators have read, or lived through, instances of cyberbullying, sexting and even suicide that have come from the misuse of technology. All users of technology need to come to grips with how to use the tools of today and how to become digital citizens.

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The nature of mobile devices means that teachers can feel they are losing control of the learning, as they can’t see what each child is working on. An appropriate classroom solution will support the shift in instruction from whole class to personalized learning. It must deliver materials at the right pace and level for each child based on their specific needs.

10/22/2014

The education technology industry has been growing in Massachusetts, fueled by university faculty, students and K12 educators hoping to improve learning and be more efficient. Just as the life sciences boom was fueled by universities and early adopting hospital and medical provider systems, ed tech will need support from early adopter educators.

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