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Lightspeed Amplifies 2,500 Classrooms at North East ISD

Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider of classroom audio systems, today announced that the large-scale classroom implementation with North East Independent School District (NEISD) in San Antonio, TX, is nearing completion of approximately 2,500 systems installed in classrooms throughout the district. Read More »

VA District Improves Digital Equity with Kajeet Education Broadband

Kajeet has expanded its partnership with Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) to improve digital equity, especially within rural areas in the division. Under the program, FCPS students can check out Kajeet SmartSpot® devices – Wi-Fi hotspots – to gain mobile access to educational resources on the Internet. The devices, which are checked out through the schools’ media centers, are connected to the Kajeet Sentinel® platform. Read More »

Scholarship Funds for After-School Version of VHS Online STEM Course

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition presented the Spacecom STEM Award to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, which will use the award to fund club member access to an after-school version of Space Station Academy, an online course offered through The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.). Read More »

K-12 Students Borrow Record Number of eBooks and Audiobooks in 2016

The number of digital books borrowed on OverDrive's K-12 digital reading platform is up 48% compared to 2015. K-12 students are reading more eBooks and audiobooks, and while an increasing number of schools are moving their curriculum books to digital, more than half of all eBooks read in K-12 classrooms are for pleasure reading according to a School Library Journal survey. Read More »

International Digital Publisher Partners with Mackin

AWARD Reading Online is a comprehensive digital resource containing leveled fiction and nonfiction eBooks and activities plus a formative assessment package for K–2. It offers an opportunity for teachers to combine the quality resources in Mackin Classroom with curriculum material for use in guided and shared reading, ELL support and take home reading. Read More »

TeacherLists Partners with MemberHub

TeacherLists announces its partnership with MemberHub, a provider of online school communications solutions. This new partnership will integrate TeacherLists supply list functionality with MemberHub’s school sites and mobile application in time for back-to-school 2017. Read More »

Workbench To Provide Its Virtual Maker Space to MD Public Libraries

Workbench and Maryland's network of public libraries have partnered to launch an online maker space for libraries throughout the state. Libraries are increasingly becoming hubs for the maker movement - providing virtual and augmented reality tools, programmable robots and drones, computer labs and collaboration spaces. This partnership uses Workbench's platform to expand these communities online. Read More »

Makey Makey Partners with Workbench

Makey Makey, which produces invention kits, has partnered with project-based learning leader Workbench to launch Makey Makey Labz, an online community for students, educators and fans. The online community, powered by Workbench, is a place for users to share their Makey Makey inventions and find inspiration from other inventors around the world. Read More »

Workbench Partners with Clever To Offer Synchronized Single Sign In

Project-based learning leader Workbench today announced a further integration with education platform Clever to expand on the single sign in to Workbench's online communities for makers, inventors and educators and offer complete synchronization with a school's student information system (SIS). Read More »

INROADS and STEMBoard Join Forces To Increase Diversity in STEM/STEAM

INROADS, Inc. and STEMBoard have formed a strategic alliance to expand opportunities in STEM/STEAM for underserved students, professionals and entrepreneurs. INROADS is a non-profit focused on development and career preparation for talented, underserved youth. STEMBoard is a technology solutions company that works to close the achievement gap by empowering historically underrepresented youth to help build transformational technologies. Read More »