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KS Elementary School Students Get Britannica e-Book Library

Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that the State Library of Kansas has acquired more than 500 Britannica e-books on major school subjects for grades K-5 and is making them available to all residents statewide. The Britannica e-book collection consists of curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate volumes for each grade in science, social studies, language arts and other core subjects. Read More »

Gender Gaps Exist in K-12 School Technology Leadership

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TETRIX® MAX: First Rate Choice for FIRST® Tech Challenge

As all FTC competitors know, both maneuverability and durability are important in these challenges. Teams need to create robots that can both avoid other robots as well as withstand the inevitable crash of robot-vs-robot action. With these capabilities and more, it's easy to see why Pitsco's TETRIX® MAX Building System is the top choice for FTC teams worldwide. Read More »

"Of the People" Virtual Field Trip Series Expands

The White House and Discovery Education announced today the expansion of the popular "Of the People: Live from the White House" virtual field trip series. Offering upper elementary, middle and high school students unique access to White House and government officials as well as subject matter experts, Read More »

FIRST® LEGO® League Program Challenges Students

FIRST® announced that the 2014/2015 FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) season would task students to explore the future of learning as part of a new Challenge called FLL WORLD CLASSSM. More than 260,000 children in nearly 80 countries will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn in the 21st century, and will develop their own innovative tools to help others gather knowledge as part of the FLL season Challenge. Read More »

DynaVox Compass Arrives on iPad

DynaVox announced today that its DynaVox Compass software is now available for an affordable, one-time app purchase. The comprehensive AAC software can now be purchased directly on a user’s, caregiver’s or teacher’s iPad through the Apple App Store, making the DynaVox Compass App the most portable, comprehensive and accessible communication app for those with disabilities. Read More »

NEC Display Introduces New Generation of Multimedia Installation Projectors

NEC Display Solutions of America announced today its latest generation of PA Series projectors, succeeding NEC's market-leading models in the installation projector category. The projectors offer the greatest opportunity for instructors in higher education. The powerful LCD projectors offer bright images transmitted from laptops, tablets, smart phones and local area networks. This allows interactivity in the classroom to be done with ease. Read More »

CoSN Partners with CGCS To Help Districts Save Dollars, Improve Efficiencies

The Council of the Great City Schools today announced an agreement that will provide CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) members access to a collection of information technology key performance indicators (KPIs) in the ActPoint® KPI Performance Management System. Read More »

Edgenuity Announces New CA Course Approvals

Edgenuity announced that 34 of its courses have been reviewed by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and found to meet its a-g subject area requirements through the 2015-2016 school year. Most recently, Edgenuity's Expository Reading and Writing course and Advanced Placement® (AP®) World History course have received a-g approval. Read More »

Hatch Early Learning Launches Mobile Learning Technology in Dalla ISD PreK

Showing a continued commitment to provide a high-quality Pre-K program for its students, Dallas Independent School District has partnered with Hatch®, the leading provider of early learning technology, to implement 171 Hatch iStartSmart® Mobile tablets into its classrooms this fall. Read More »