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  1. ConnectED Hub Links Schools With Technology Companies
    7/9/2014

    Since taking office, one of President Barack Obama’s focuses has been preparing America’s students for the challenges they can expect to face in an age of global technology. The fact that millions of students nationwide do not have access to high-speed broadband makes it difficult to compete worldwide.

  2. Education IT News For VARs — July 7, 2014
    7/7/2014

    Student data continues to make headlines: privacy remains a top concern despite technological advances. Biometrics could replace plastic ID cards on college campuses, and Louisiana moves forward with a student data bill that collects information on all public school students.

  3. EdTech Spending Increases: Display Devices In Demand
    7/3/2014

    Global spending on education technology within the classroom reached U.S. $13 billion last year — up 11 percent from 2012, according to a market study from Futuresource Consulting cited in Market Watch. The study relates a significant increase in the mobile PC market, with classroom display devices — such as projectors and interactive whiteboards (IWBs) — and complementary devices — such as visualizers, voice amplification, and related devices.

  4. Education IT News For VARs — July 1, 2014
    7/1/2014

    Student data is potentially breached in New Jersey, leaving parents and students unsure about the safety of their personal information. Additionally, school security continues to be a hot topic in the news, as schools adopt technology for safer, more advanced learning environments.

  5. Education IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014
    6/25/2014

    In the news, market analyst and education professionals expect a shift in ed-tech spending to center on digitally delivered personalized instruction based on Common Core standards. Also, an article points out a trend toward businesses providing automated software for adaptive learning, and the ConnectEd Hub, linking technology companies to schools that can benefit from their services, is on the White House’s website.

  6. Education IT News For VARs — June 17, 2014
    6/17/2014

    In the news, a New Jersey bill would require police to access all school security cameras — and to force schools without cameras to install them. Also, the issue of keeping student data private is in the news again, with an email containing student data sent to 160 law students. In other news, technology integrated with a high school’s yearbook enables students to scan a photo to watch a video on a smartphone app.

  7. Education IT News — June 9, 2014
    6/9/2014

    In the news, as more schools are moving student data to the cloud with plans to implement data analysis tools, privacy remains a concern. Also, a group of educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors draft an “Edtech Bill of Rights.” In addition, an article lists technologies anticipated to impact K-12 education, including cloud computing, gamification, and learning analytics.

  8. What VARs Need To Know About Providing Biometrics ID Solutions
    6/3/2014

    If you provide access control solutions, you are certainly familiar with biometrics identification, but is providing this technology within your company’s capabilities, expandable to other areas of clients’ organizations?

  9. Education IT News For VARs — June 2, 2014
    6/3/2014

    In the news this week, data-driven lessons provide teachers with a look at metrics that impact decision making. Articles also provide you with proof that ROI for tech investments includes student engagement, and tech integrators in classrooms help optimize the students’ experience.

  10. Education IT News For VARs — May 27, 2014
    5/27/2014

    In the news, the Louisiana State Senate approved a bill that prohibits student data from being sold for commercial use. Also, tablets are a trend in classrooms, with 3.5 million expected to be purchased by schools this year, and a study shows more students are favoring teachers’ use of technology in the classroom.

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