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Chrome OS: Google’s Most Underrated Project That You’ve Already Been Testing And Just Didn’t Know Itview story

http://techcrunch.com – There are hundreds of devices to choose from when you’re considering a new desktop computer, laptop or mobile device. We’re overwhelmed by all of the choices we have, but choice is good. When it comes to computing, as far as operating systems, there are three huge players: Microsoft, Apple and Google. (IT news)

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STEM Ed: CodeHS Wants To Teach Every American High Schooler How To Codeview story

http://techcrunch.com – In the Silicon Valley Distortion Field, it can seem like everyone is learning to code — that coding has become cool. (IT news)

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Google Makes A Pre-Holiday Marketing Push For Chromebooks With New Online, Times Square And Best Buy Ad Campaignsview story

http://techcrunch.com – We don’t know much about how successful Google’s Chromebooks really are. Outside of talking about their adoption in schools and businesses, Google has never released any detailed sales figures. Most analysts assume they aren’t exactly a run-away hit. (IT news)

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Cisco Acquires Enterprise Wi-Fi Startup Meraki For $1.2 Billion In Cashview story

http://techcrunch.com – Networking tech giant Cisco has just agreed to acquire cloud infrastructure startup Meraki, and my industry sources confirm the purchase price was $1.2 billion, all in cash. I’ve also gotten ahold of the letter to Meraki employees from CEO Sanjit Biswas. (IT news)

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Open Ed’s Business Woes: Textbook Pioneer Flat World Knowledge To Revoke Free Access To Textsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge was one of the early pioneers in the move to bring free and open access to textbooks to students and educators. The independent publisher offered its learning content for free, giving students the access to texts in print, eBook form, eReaders, audiobooks and downloadable PDFs, etc. (IT news)

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Belgian open source project surveys schools' use of ICT in teachingview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Quote: "Many schools are implementing ICT integration projects", writes Michel Damay, Claroline's community manager, in his introduction to the survey. "We wish to know what is the potential in this area." The survey, totalling 12 questions, is intended for those working in primary and secondary schools and in special education. (Hardware)

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15 Cool Alternatives to Google Calendarview story

http://linuxlandit.blogspot.com – Like a lot of others, I love Google Calendar. It’s well maintained and constantly updated with useful features. While it has the right set of features with almost no bloat, some of us might find it to be a bit underwhelming. Lack of social sharing features is clearly one downside to Google Calendar. (HowTos)

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Ebook Publisher Inkling Launches Its Own Online Store: An Amazon For Illustrated Learning Contentview story

http://techcrunch.com – Not wanting to be outdone by South Korea and others, which mandated the use of digital textbooks by 2015, earlier this year the FCC and the Department of Ed released the Digital Textbook Playbook to help accelerate digital textbook adoption among American schools. (IT news)

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With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Networkview story

http://techcrunch.com – Instructure launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educational giants like Blackboard. (IT news)

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Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Viennaview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Pioneers Festival kicked off in Vienna this week and by the looks of the 2,300 attendees at the amazing Hofburg Imperial palace, the conference is shaping up to be a stand-out event in Europe, not least because it is enormously upbeat and positive. Something we need more of in Europe. (IT news)