K-12 Presents New Opportunities for LTE

By Michael Boreham Futuresource Consulting The pandemic accelerated shipments of mobile PCs into the K-12 sector, with the market peaking in 2021 at 53 million units worldwide. Yet hardware is only part of the story. A new report from Futuresource Consulting shows that there’s a widening connectivity divide, made worse by the after-effects of COVID-19. […]

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The AV Industry Can Do Better by K-12 Schools

If you have read my blogs in the past, you know that I work in higher ed, and it has hopefully come out that I am passionate about education. In fact, my career was supposed to be in education. I went to college to be a teacher, did my student teaching in a high school […]

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K-12 Curriculum Leaders Plan Further Spend on Admin Tools: New Futuresource Consulting Research

By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting EdTech purchase planning in K-12 schools across the USA is likely to deliver a raft of opportunities for technology vendors. Almost all curriculum leads are expecting to buy student-facing software applications, with school information systems (SIS) topping the list. That’s according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, based on […]

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Data Shows 28% Sales Increase in Interactive Flat Panels and Collaboration Boards in K-12 Schools

As AV device adoption in United States K-12 schools reaches the saturation point, uptake of interactive devices is primed to accelerate over the next two years, displacing projectors and front-of-room displays. That is according to a new research study from Futuresource Consulting, which polled IT decision-makers across more than 400 U.S. K-12 school districts and […]

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Yet Another Industry Acquisition – SMART Technologies, With Some Reflections

Hold on to your hats – it’s just happened again… First the particulars: SMART Technologies Inc. and Foxconn Technology Group announced they have entered into an arrangement agreement under which Foxconn has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of SMART for a cash payment of US$4.50 per Common Share. The US$4.50 per Common […]

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The Conversation

Those who know me know I like to talk. I’ll leave that thought there for now. Recently, in a business discussion I was asked “Why do you answer every question with a story?” I sat there for a few moments and – yes – was speechless (imagine…). Now I’m not sure exactly what my answer […]

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Google Classroom: Moving to the Digital Class

My youngest daughter was accepted into a new public charter school to open in the fall of 2014. The school caught our attention because they planned to be a high tech school issuing laptops to all children, as well as use video based learning and very little paper. The summer before opening they asked for […]

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The Future of Technology in the Classroom — The Next Gen Raspberry Pi 2

In the AV business, technology in the K-12 classroom has been defined in many different ways. From interactive technologies to educational software, manufacturers and solutions providers have provided educators the basis for students to not only learn and grow in a formative manner, but technologically as well. The need for children to move toward a greater understanding […]

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Epson Adds New Projectors Aimed at K-12

Epson has introduced two new projector series of projectors aimed at the K-12 market. The Epson PowerLite S17, X17 and W17 are SVGA, XGA and WXGA resolutions, respectively. They have HDMI connectivity and also allow for wireless content using the free Epson iProjection app. The Epson PowerLite 97, 98, 99W, 955W and 965 are all […]

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