New software is designed to make collaboration easier


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Boxlight is replacing its legacy software on its projectors and interactive flat panels with a new platform, called Oktopus. The switch is designed to move classrooms to a greater emphasis on touch-based technology.

The new software features more than 70 subject-specific tools for collaboration in math, science, literacy, and geography. Handwriting conversion in the software lets teachers or students write math equations to be translated into text. Multimedia and text can be pushed out from interactive whiteboards to student devices. And a new polling...

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    Stephen Noonoo

    Stephen Noonoo is a former editor of eSchool News. He has served as a consultant for CUE, California’s ISTE affiliate, and as managing editor of its quarterly publication, OnCUE. He has worked as a freelance writer, an education editor for SmartBrief newsletters, and as a staff editor for a well-known publication focusing on education technology.