Industry News

Califone launches virtual school starter kit

Ideal for new virtual school students, the Mobile Peripheral Pack includes the company’s new Tablet Stand, 3068AV headphone and a KB4 Bluetooth keyboard.

Updates added to MimioClassroom's teaching technologies

The MimioProjector 280T is a new touch-enabled projector that turns conventional dry erase boards into touch boards - allowing up to 10 students to work together simultaneously. In addition, Mimio has expanded device compatibility for its MimioMobile application's assessment and collaboration features.

TabPilot launches MDM version 5.0 with teacher tools for iPad

A new version of TabPilot's school-specific mobile device management solution has been updated to allow teachers to freeze iPad screens in the classroom, automatically connect a student iPad to an Apple TV device to show student work on a classroom projector and more.

Parents and educators collaborate to create the adjustable Focus Desk

The Focus Desk uses the height-adjusting FeatherTouch lift mechanism, a silent lift that a child can easily operate without help whenever the urge to stand arises. The adjustable desk also includes dedicated storage areas and foldaway carrel walls for test taking and quiet study.

Follett named as distributor of Findaway's learning tablet

Follett School Solutions is the exclusive preK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, a pre-loaded and secure children’s learning tablet with ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level and age.

Texas school district utilizes D-Link solutions

To enhance security, Joaquin ISD turned to D-Link to install surveillance cameras, networking gear and wireless infrastructure on its three campuses.

New agreements inked with LMS, test prep app and assessment companies

OpenEd's online library of resources for K12 teachers has picked up new partnerships with learning management system companies Otus Learning Management Network and Atlas Learning, and Higher Learning Technology for its test prep apps.

Alma releases new standards tracker

Through the new standards tracking tool's intuitive, streamlined, color-coded interface, educators can plan and track the frequency of lessons taught and assessed against each standard, as well as measure proficiency levels by class.

Inspiring the young engineer with construction sets

Maker Studio Construction Sets are available for free at MakerBot Thingiverse, a 3D design community for discovering, making and sharing 3D printable things. The MakerBot and ThinkFun product enables educators, children and parents to transform ordinary household items into engineering-inspired machines.

CompTIA debuts new IT career resource

The IT industry trade association has launched Skillsboost, a new, free resource on IT careers for students, parents and educators. It includes the latest information on careers within the IT industry with interactive infographics, a video series to "test drive" technology jobs and more.