Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Given the limited budgetary resources of many public districts and schools, it has been speculated that increased spending for classroom hardware may be depressing spending on traditional instructional materials.


More Classroom Technology Prompts More Teacher Training

More Classroom Technology Prompts More Teacher Training

As more technology is made available for classroom use, school administrators have realized they need to provide teachers with training on how to use that technology and integrate it into their practice. More than 80% ...


New! Ed Tech Startup Dashboard Q3 2015

New! Ed Tech Startup Dashboard Q3 2015

The third quarter edition of Ed Tech Startup Quarterly Dashboard examines the education technology startup market. Despite education budgets around the U.S. feeling the pinch, the education sector continues to increase its investment in technology related to learning. Ed tech funding in the third quarter jumped significantly with several notable startups taking away a sizable investment. Learn more here http://www.simbainformation.com/Ed-Tech-Startup-9334268/

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PreK-12 Digital Market Survey 2015

PreK-12 Digital Market Survey 2015

One of the findings in the newly published Simba Information report for education-PreK-12 Digital Market Survey Report 2015-is that for the time being, at least, the major source for digital instructional materials continues to be commercial providers. http://www.simbainformation.com/PreK-Digital-Survey-9304020/


Samsung Markets to Schools

Simba Information talked to Samsung senior manager education Diane Ashby about company efforts in K-12 in the March 28 issue of Electronic Education Report. An accompanying article in the issue details Samsung’s partnerships with three school districts.

Samsung (Ridgefield Park, NJ) is a brand widely known in the consumer space that also competes in the K-20 market; this spring the company is introducing new Chromebook and tablet options for schools.

Samsung is hearing that there are three a...


The Stubbornness of Print and the Consistency of Change

The Stubbornness of Print and the Consistency of Change

By: Michael Norris

As I write this, Simba Information is preparing to move offices. For any subscriber, at any organization of any size, you know exactly what kind of headache this is causing.

We’ve been where we are in the city of Stamford, Connecticut since President Bush’s first term. Without the same generous amount of storage space in our new quarters, we have been spending a lot of time sorting through paper.

In one drawer I found handwritten notes I jotted down during a 2010 AAP mee...


Discovery Expands with Espresso Acquisition

From Electronic Education Report, November 25, 2013

Discovery Communications (Silver Spring, MD) in November acquired Espresso Group Ltd, (London and Deerfield, IL), a provider of digital education content, primarily in the U.K.

The acquisition is part of Discovery’s overall expansion strategy for Discovery Education and is in line with Discovery Education’s plan to support educators globally as they transition from textbooks to digital learning environments.

Discovery will maintain Espres...


Discovery Education Revenue Down in Q3

Discovery Education Revenue Down in Q3

From Electronic Education Report , November 11, 2013

Education revenue at Discovery Communications for the third quarter was $22 million, down 12% from $25 million in the prior-year quarter, reflecting changing timing of the sale of some assessment products. For the nine months ending Sept. 30, Discovery Education revenue was $73 million, up 4.3% from the prior year.

Adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization for Education was $2 million in the third quarter, down from $5...