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Self-paced apps prove priceless for Florida's Okaloosa County district

Specialized education apps that can tutor students and allow them to work at their own pace have proven priceless in the changing educational landscape. “We have learned a lot and we keep learning,” said Eric Mitchell, who oversees technology for the district.

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Alabama digital school recognized by Digital Promise

The Baldwin County Public School System has been recognized by Digital Promise/ The League of Innovative Schools. Digital Promise praises the school system’s “community-based approach to innovation” and gives an overview of the district's efforts to launch the Digital Renaissance Leadership Academy in the midst of the recession and subsequent budget cuts.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

BYOD computer buyer's guide for schools

The switch to student-owned tech is not going to be a simple one, especially with tech purchasing taking place in the shadow of the impending holiday season, which means "needs" have the potential to be upstaged by "wants." Here are three questions that should help you get some clarity.

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Broadband helps education, but it isn't a panacea

Technology billionaires Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think education turns on faster internet. But is web connectivity really the key ingredient to a good education? The majority seem to agree with that statement.

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3D-Hub and It Is 3D join forces to deliver products to ed sector

3D-Hub, a provider of interactive 3D teaching software and virtual classrooms, has partnered with It Is 3D, which supplies 3D digital technologies to educational and industrial organizations around the world.

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STI buys startup Chalkable for $10M

STI, the 30-year-old maker of education management solutions for K12 schools, has scooped up Chalkable, an education-focused app store, as more venture capital flows into the education market.

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New media campaign will highlight Iowa’s STEM education efforts

A new Iowa media campaign aims to boost awareness of the state’s efforts to encourage students to pursue STEM careers. Visiting Greenwood Elementary School in Des Moines, Gov. Terry Branstad unveiled a new logo for the STEM program, which is being led by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.

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