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edWeb.net and Britannica Digital Learning Ignite New PLC

Britannica Digital Learning is partnering with edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community, to present Ignite Digital Learning, a free professional learning community (PLC) where educators, librarians, and administrators can explore strategies and tactics for getting every child to be a better thinker, better reader, and better writer, through the use of digital resources. Read More »

Pearson Study Reveals Significant Accessibility Challenges

According to a recent study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson, students face challenges accessing digital resources at school. While 93% elementary, middle and high school students have wireless access to the Internet at home, the survey revealed that connectivity shrinks when they get to school -- only 62% have wireless access there, according to the Pearson Student Mobile Device Survey 2014. Read More »

edWeb.net Surpasses 100,000 Members on World Teacher Day

edWeb.net, a free professional learning and social network, surpassed 100,000 members on Oct. 5, World Teacher Day, and just as educators around the world began celebrating Connected Educator Month. edWeb.net now has more than 100,000 members who have formed more than 1,200 communities for collaboration. Read More »

School Improvement Network and Swivl Partner

School Improvement Network and Swivl announced a new partnership to bring educators a new level of professional learning by enabling them to capture and share their own lessons and teaching with colleagues and administrators for feedback and collaboration. Educators will have this enhanced capability through the Swivl robot accessory, now available through School Improvement Network. Read More »

Schoology Releases Native Mobile Annotations and Improved Grading Workflows

A new update to Schoology's iOS mobile application streamlines instructor grading and workflows with the ability to annotate assignments right within the Schoology app. Now instructors can easily give feedback to students and write comments without using third-party add-ins. Read More »

Sethi Petroleum Teams with Nepris for Virtual Geography Lesson

Middle school students in in Grapevine, Texas, participated in a virtual learning session with Sethi Petroleum's Geologist, Alex Gray, last week. The accelerated seventh grade science class at Cross Timbers Middle School of Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District received a one-on-one lesson focusing on geographical concepts including topographic maps. Read More »

Tripod Puts Tool for Professional Learning into Hands of Teachers

Tripod, the nation's leading provider of classroom-level student surveys, announced today a new offering for 3rd to 12th grade teachers. Teachers will have free access to Tripod's new platform where they can administer annual, classroom-level student surveys and receive no-cost confidential online reports to support their practice. Read More »

Funds For Learning Launches E-Rate Survival Kit

Funds For Learning launches its E-Rate Filing Window Survival Kits for Funding Year 2015. The kits will help E-rate stakeholders prepare for the opening of next year’s window by giving them the tools they need to navigate their way through the E-rate program. New rules for the E-rate program went into effect on Sept. 18, providing the first major overhaul since its inception. Read More »

Kaplan Partners with Squla on After-School Learning

Squla, a leading European children’s learning technology company, and Kaplan have joined forces to bring Squla's unique game-based K-6 learning program into the homes of U.S. elementary school children. The partnership integrates Kaplan’s highly effective content into Squla’s proven game-based learning program. Read More »

Vernier Expands Wireless Sensors for Tablets

To help teachers and students further leverage mobile devices in the science and STEM classroom, Vernier Software & Technology has expanded its line of wireless sensors with the Go Wireless pH® and the NODE+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules. Read More »