K-12 Technology News

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Aruba Networks Introduces 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

The Aruba 320 AP is the company's first to offer dynamic multi-user multiple input/multiple output grouping.

Proposed Wisconsin Legislation May Expand Charter Schools, Reduce Teacher Licensing Requirements

Two last-minute additions to a bill in the Wisconsin state legislature that would reduce funding to universities would also have significant impact on K-12 education.

York County Schools Hosts Middle School Codeathon

Virginia's York County School Division hosted its third annual "codeathon" Saturday, an event designed to entice students into computer science and technology fields.

Florida's OCPS Adopts ClassLink for Digital Resource Access

Orange County Public Schools recently adopted ClassLink LaunchPad, which provides single-sign-on, file access, class storage and calendars and collaboration capabilities.

Report: Cellular-Connected Tablets Gaining Popularity While Overall Tablet Market Declines

Tablets and two-in-one devices are expected to decline in shipments by 3.8 percent in 2015, but within that declining market the percentage of cellular-connected device sales is expected to grow, according to a new report.

3,200-Lumen BenQ 'Billion Color' Projector Adds Energy Management

Device maker BenQ has added a new model to its Colorific line of projectors intended for education environments.

25 Gigabit Ethernet Gaining Traction

Network administrators running data centers where moving directly to 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) is too big a leap may have an easier time making the transition with 25 GbE, demonstrated by QLogic and Huawei.

Blackboard, Pearson Partner on Data Management

Blackboard and Pearson have revamped the integration of Blackboard's teaching and learning solutions and Pearson PowerSchool student information system (SIS) in an effort to improve data management functionality.

Chicago Students Build Virtual Alternative Energy Vehicles After School

A group of middle-school students at Chase Elementary School in Chicago spent 10 weeks building virtual alternative energy vehicles after school.

Illinois Teachers Learn To Use Raspberry Pi in the Classroom

Workshops being held this summer aim to help Illinois teachers implement the inexpensive, credit card-sized computers in their own classrooms.

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