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New York State Approves Gov. Cuomo's $2 Billion Smart Schools Bond Act

For 30 schools, including a number in the Hudson Valley, the digital divide is being closed.<p>Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 30-Smart Schools …

Education Technology

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement<p>Dell announced the debut of …

Education Technology

Blackboard Selects Examity as Exclusive Premier Partner for Online Proctoring

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Examity®, the world leader in online proctoring software and support, and Blackboard Inc. today announced a new …

Blackboard pioneers mobile app to guide student careers

A template of the new Bb Planner. (Blackboard)<p>A global leader in education technology has announced its latest updates designed to advance student …

Computer Science

Intellify Learning and Canvas Partner to Provide Greater Access to Learning Analytics

BOSTON, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning analytics pioneer Intellify Learning, and Canvas, a leading learning management system (LMS), created …

Amazon's Bezos, Google's Schmidt invest in DC startup EverFi

WASHINGTON — District-based education technology company EverFi is getting more backing from big name internet pioneers, including Amazon founder …

Global Adaptive Learning Software Market 2016-2020 - Enhanced Usage of Gamification

DUBLIN, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --<p><b>Research and Markets</b> has announced the addition of the "Global Adaptive Learning Software Market 2016-2020" …

Blackboard Acquires Sequoia Retail Systems

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company, today announced the acquisition of …

Groovy Lab in a Box Partners With Popular Mechanics To Release Special Edition, Innovative STEM Projects For Kids

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/<b>--</b> Groovy Lab in a Box, the award-winning educational kits for kids ages eight and up that teach about …

Minecraft

Google's Project Bloks tinker toys teach coding to kids

There has been a big push in computer-science education in the last few years. The UK has made it part of its national curriculum, President Obama has pledged $4 billion toward a national computer-science initiative and a slew of toys and games designed to teach kids how to code have come to …

ISTE Works with Microsoft to Help Schools Adopt Technology for Learning

Industry News<p>The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Microsoft are teaming up on several programs intended to help schools …

Virtual Schools Take Off Even As Performance Lags

Virtual and blended learning schools continue to crop up across the country, despite poor performance, a new report states.<p>Released by the National …

PowerSchool acquires TIENET

PowerSchool now offers comprehensive tracking, providing individualized instruction paths, and monitoring progress of the entire Individualized …

Education Technology
3D Printing

Interactive Tabletop Shows Promise in Education

Classroom displays have changed a lot since the days of chalk and slate.<p>Schools can now choose from TVs, projectors and interactive whiteboards, …

K12 Inc. Launches LearnBop for Families

HERNDON, Va., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Education industry leader K12 Inc. is continuing to serve the needs of learners through the …

CodeCombat Raises $2M Seed Round, Launches New Game-Based Platform to Help Students Learn Computer Science and Coding

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 2, 2016) - CodeCombat, which offers the most engaging platform for helping kids learn computer science (CS), …

Computer Science

Dropbox Education Goes To School, Provides Cloud Services To Colleges And Universities

Dropbox has announced a new package for colleges and universities, which will help students as well as faculty members to collaborate files …

Google is helping MIT update its programming language for kids

MIT is teaming up with Google to create the next generation of its popular visual programming language "Scratch." The partners are working on an open source version of the language called "Scratch Blocks" based on Blockly, Google's own visual programming code. It will teach kids how to code by …

Mobile Devices
Education Technology
Education Technology

Virtual Reality Invites a New Era of Learning to Higher Education

By D. Frank SmithA team of technology experts at the University of Maryland see an endless horizon of opportunities in education through virtual …

Virtual Reality

Technavio Expects the Classroom Wearables Technology Market in the US to Reach USD 3.7 Billion by 2020

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest market research study released by <b>Technavio</b>, the<b>classroom wearables technology market in the US</b>is …