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Five strategies for using classroom technology

Technology and digital media continue to represent a powerful pathway for advancing the goals of education, including raising academic achievement and preparing students for college and career, according to a…

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Instructure and Pearson integrate LMS, SIS

Instructure, the creator of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) for K-12, announced at SXSWedu that it has partnered with Pearson to integrate the Canvas LMS with student information system…

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When data, privacy, and communication converge, schools are caught in the middle

Student data holds enormous potential to inform instruction and help students take ownership of their learning, but privacy and security concerns often impede progress when it comes to using data—and…

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Districts boost students’ home internet access

Wireless provider Kajeet and IT solution provider CDW-G have partnered on the Kajeet Education Broadband program in order to ensure that students have the home internet access necessary to complete…

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New platform supports Windows apps in the cloud

A new visual cloud platform that runs Windows applications in the cloud could have big implications for school and district IT staff. The solution from Mainframe2 enables Windows apps--from basic productivity…

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Some districts ditch online exams for paper and pencil

The affluent Highland Park-based Township High School District 113 near Chicago has all the modern technology, bandwidth, computers and technicians it needs to administer new online state exams this spring…

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Admins target metrics with new analytics dashboard

Panorama Education, which partners with K-12 schools to collect and analyze feedback from teachers, parents and students, has launched a new Leadership Dashboard designed to provide principals and superintendents with…

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District implements new school locator technology

Iowa City Community Schools recently launched a new school locator technology as part of the district’s comprehensive plan to communicate 2015-2016 elementary school year boundary changes to students’ families. The tool,…

Net neutrality gains FCC approval

In a momentous decision for the future of the open internet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 26 approved net neutrality regulations to oversee online traffic and ensure internet…

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School officials sweat as online testing looms next week

Many Florida superintendents fear their schools won't be able to manage all the new computer-based testing set to begin next week. Required by the state to certify their schools' "readiness" for…