Digital education startup Kno is making its move on elementary and secondary schools. Rent a textbook, anyone?
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The company's tablet will come with a 10-inch display, run on Android, and be sold to schools educating children in grades K-12.
The software giant redesigns its licensing options, allowing K-12 schools and universities to more easily renew agreements rather than signing new agreements each year.
Snap.com, the portal service from NBC and CNET, and Schoolpop.com, a fund-raising Web site for schools, announced a partnership in which Snap will provide the search engine on Schoolpop's site, and K-12 schools will receive a rebate for each search. The partnership launches Snap into the domain of philanthropic-based shopping communities where rewards are given to schools for online purchasing activity. CNET is the publisher of News.com.
March 20 is National NetDay, a celebration of the grassroots volunteer effort to wire schools so they can network their computers and connect them to the Internet. NetDay's site features a map of nearly all of the 140,000 K-12 schools in the United States, where you can click to check on a school's Internet connection status.
Spyglass division Surfwatch Software announced SurfWatch Educational Edition for students in grades K-12. The product lets users access only preselected sites, which were chosen by the Children's Television Workship, NevaSoft, the Internet Scout Project, the Tech Museum of Innovation, and Yahooligans. The edition costs educational institutions $495 for up to 50 users.
A Santa Clara, California-based start-up starts shipping the first of its "ruggedized" laptops, specially designed to withstand the K-12 classroom.
The state Board of Education is considering a lease-to-own laptop plan for the state's 3.7 million K-12 students.
WhoWhere, an online global communications guide, has partnered with the American School Directory, the Internet site for all 106,000 U.S. K-12 schools. Under the terms of the deal, WhoWhere will create a free email service for the school to be called n2mail, to be accessible through all ASD school Web sites beginning this August. WhoWhere will also create a cobranded version of its directory services for ASD's companion site, the American Alumni Directory, also to be launched this August.