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Lightspeed Systems Upgrades Web Filter

Ed-tech solution provider Lightspeed Systems has announced the release of Web Filter 3: Longhorn, a new version of the market leader for content filtering in schools. The upgrade offers new features to ease user identification, activity reporting and safe web browsing as well as hundreds of other enhancements. Lightspeed Systems Web Filter 3: Longhorn was designed specifically for use in K-12 schools Read More »

Achieve3000 Sponsors PLC on Differentiating Instruction is announcing Achieve3000, the leader in online differentiated instruction, as the sponsor of the free Differentiating Instruction with Educational Technology professional learning community (PLC) on edWeb. The edWeb PLC helps educators improve student learning by providing a free platform to collaborate on ideas for using technology to differentiate instruction and boost students' readiness for college and career. Read More »

Learning Resources Partners To Show That Science Is Cool

Kids across the country are getting a hands-on science lesson thanks to a new partnership between Chicago-based toy manufacturer Learning Resources®, various YMCA after school programs and real-life scientists. Learning Resources is gifting participating YMCA programs with a set of new STEM toys,... Read More »

Impero Software's Partner, SafeBAE, Launches 'Quit This Shit' Campaign

To call attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the co-founders of SafeBAE, who are also the subjects of the Netflix Documentary Audrie & Daisy, will launch Quit This Shit, a new campaign to raise awareness about, and put an end to, the online harassment and re-victimization of teen sexual-assault survivors. As a partner, Impero supports SafeBAE and its efforts to keep teens and all students safe online. Read More »

Vernier Provides STEM Educators with Resources for Great American Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, individuals across the United States will have the opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years. To help science and STEM educators use the Great American Eclipse as a learning experience, Vernier Software & Technology is providing resources and tips for viewing the eclipse, and they are encouraging educators to share data collected during the event. Read More »

2017 CS Fair To Host 2,000 NYC Public High School Students

More than 2,000 New York City public high school students representing the five boroughs and currently studying computer science (CS) will get a firsthand look into some of the most cutting-edge CS careers at the 2017 NYC Computer Science Opportunity Fair, affording students from 65 schools the opportunity to experience hands-on activities, demos and exhibits aimed at demystifying computer science careers and pathways to pursue them, particularly for students traditionally underserved in computer science. Read More »

The Virtual High School Expands Summer School Program

The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.), a non-profit empowering schools with the industry's best online and blended learning programs, is offering three new summer courses. Registration for the new courses, one featuring hands-on chemistry experiments, one exploring classical methods of secret code writing and the third centered around designing a home solar power system, is currently open. Read More »

Lightspeed Systems Announces New Product To Maximize ROI of School Chromebooks

Today, ed-tech provider Lightspeed Systems announced Lightspeed Systems Relay for Chrome, a comprehensive solution designed exclusively for Chrome OS devices in K-12 education. The all-in-one, cloud-based solution maximizes return on investment of school Chromebooks with simple tools for filtering, protecting, geolocating and reporting on the devices. Read More »

Talking Fingers Inc. Joins with Clever Inc.

Talking Fingers Inc. joins with Clever Inc. to make it easy and fun to learn to read, by merging its evidence-based early literacy software with Clever’s single sign-on solution for schools. Clever will enable Talking Fingers software to be more easily and quickly accessible to schools and districts with licenses for 100 or more students. Clever’s single sign-on solution syncs with a school or district’s student information system to provide a seamless experience... Read More »

eBook and Audiobook Shared Collections

Earlier this year, OverDrive Education launched shared eBook and audiobook collections for K-12, a collaborative reading platform that enables two and as many as hundreds of schools or districts to access digital content via a single, easy-to-access website. Schools and districts tested this shared collection model a few years ago and continue to thrive year-after-year, seeing an increase in reading and student engagement. Read More »