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June 18, 2014

Lack of Integration, Ability to Get Data a Problem in School Software, Report Says

School leaders lament a lack of product integration and an inability to extract data from educational software, according to a new report from the Clayton Christensen Institute.

June 13, 2014

White House Unveils Online 'Hub' to Connect Schools With Ed-Tech Resources

The Obama administration, in the latest phase of its "ConnectED" plan, has launched a website to direct K-12 schools to digital products offered by technology companies.

May 27, 2014

Big Player in Geographic Systems Donates Software to Every School in Country

As part of the federal ConnectED initiative, an estimated 100,000 U.S. schools will be given free accounts to ArcGIS Online, a leading geovisual software program from Redlands, Calif.-based Esri.

May 15, 2014

Software Industry Players Debate Need for New Restrictions Around Student Data

At the Software and Information Industry Association's Education Summit a debate continues over whether and how to restrict companies' access to student data.

November 19, 2013

Intel Shifts Into Education Software and Content, Acquires Kno

Intel Corp. has bought Kno, an educational software company with a digital content library featuring an estimated 225,000 college and K-12 resources.

August 06, 2013

Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Ed Tech

First, know what you own already. You need to know what you need. Before buying anything, do an audit and take inventory of what you already have. Calculate the ongoing license costs of current software and figure out what you can eliminate. You might find that you have a lot that you're not using.

June 03, 2013

Three Writing Products Selected For Fall Classroom Trials

After an extensive review process, three products that support writing instruction have been selected to participate in fall trials in seventh grade classrooms coast to coast -- Criterion from ETS, PEGWriting from Measurement Incorporated, and Pearson's WriteToLearn.

May 22, 2013

Two 'Technologies,' One Destiny

Schools and teachers have to approach head-on the changes that technology has brought. Haphazard or piecemeal approaches don't serve students very well, nor does pretending that it's all just a fad that will end at some point.

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