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Urban Search & Rescue; TETRIX®-based SkillsUSA® Event Grows in Popularity

The national popularity of the Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) event continues to rise among middle schoolers, high schoolers, and postsecondary students. This year, 24 teams from across the country convened at the SkillsUSA® 2016 National Leadership and Skills Conference for the USAR national finals. Read More »

New REcharge Labs Hands-On Solar Power Kits

Teaching children, especially young children, about solar energy can seem difficult, but it is not when you have hands-on activities to engage them. To help educators and parents demonstrate solar energy concepts, REcharge Labs is expanding its offerings to include two new activity sets. The Solar Cork Boat and the Solar Scavenger Hunt are both available as individual kits and class packs. Read More »

Comcast and HUD in Major Internet Essentials Program Expansion

Public housing and HUD-assisted residents living in Comcast’s service area are eligible to apply for Internet Essentials, the company’s high-speed internet adoption program for low-income families. Including homes covered by Comcast’s pilot public housing expansion announced in March, an estimated total of up to 2 million HUD-assisted homes will now have access to low-cost internet service Read More »

Flipped Learning Network Modifies Structure To Create Community-Driven Hub

The Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announces a transition in its organization structure to a community-driven hub dedicated to sharing best practices. As it grows, FLN will utilize the body of knowledge within the organization by offering a facilitated network centered on professional development. As part of its transition, FLN will move from annual events to continual growth opportunities, occurring throughout the year. Read More »

Kensington Offers Affordable Tech Accessories

Kensington revealed seven products that were named to its annual list of "Back to School" products. The company's top picks for 2016 include accessories that students can use to enhance their educational experience and productivity, while keeping their devices connected and protected both on and off campus. With some products priced under $30, and all less than $100, students are sure to find something to fit their budgets. Read More »

Whitney Brothers Introduces Technology Tablet Desk for ECE

Whitney Brothers, 112-year-old manufacturer of award-winning children's furniture for Early Learning environments, today introduced its new Technology Tablet Desk, featuring an adjustable height desk surface and innovative mounting solution that accommodates any popular computer tablet size. Read More »

SAFARI Montage Integrates with Google Classroom, Drive and Apps

SAFARI Montage announced an integration with Google Drive, Google Apps for Education and Google Classroom to provide SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository (LOR) users with Single Sign-On access to their Google learning tools and resources from their LOR dashboard. Educators can easily search and upload Google Drive resources from the LOR and share SAFARI Montage learning objects, playlists and lessons to Google Classroom. Read More »

Shmoop Releases Online Sex Ed Course

Shmoop happens to have zero shame when it comes to sexuality, sexual health, and the biological functions of sex itself. So they've stepped in to educate students about everything from puberty to dealing with unplanned pregnancy to how to prevent itching in places no one wants to be itching. Read More »

Breaking the Spanish Barrier Flashcards

Breaking the Barrier, Inc. announced that Essential Spanish Vocabulary Flashcards, the company's first iOS app, has been selected by Apple as a featured app on the Apple App Store. This groundbreaking app employs state-of-the-art voice recognition technology to enable learners to interact with their device-even offline-to master the most useful words in the Spanish language. Read More »

New GlobiLab App for Chromebook

Boxlight and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens, unveiled the GlobiLab app for Chromebook laptops. The genesis for the Chromebook app came after the company realized that while the Chromebook has emerged as a unique utility for the education sector in recent years, many users were prohibited by the limited number of available apps for this platform, particularly in science education. Read More »