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El Paso ISD Receives an $8 Million To Provide 24/7 Access to Technology and Hands-On Learning

Five middle schools in the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) have joined the Verizon Innovative Learning initiative. As part of the initiative, the Verizon Foundation funded a grant of $8 million across all five schools – $1.6 million per school – to provide all teachers and students with access to technology tools, service, STEM education programs and training over a two-year period. Read More » Dedicates Resources To Help Students Succeed in Tech-Driven Economy

Building on the overwhelming response to its first-ever Code-a-Thon competition with over 250,000 students registered, will continue its pledge to President Obama's Computer Science for All initiative by inviting elementary and middle schools across the country to Go Bananas for coding via free access to EasyTech and EasyCode Basic during Computer Science Education Week. Read More »

Digital World Language Program Coming to Southwest Missouri Elementary Students

Missouri's Nixa Public Schools is implementing a new world language program for all students grades 2-6 this fall. The school district has brought on renowned language learning provider Rosetta Stone for this initiative after successfully completing a pilot program this past spring and summer that showed positive engagement and progress. Read More »

Union City School District Nourishes Student-Driven Learning through "Making"

the Union City School District in New Jersey is pioneering district-wide STEAM curriculum through the integration of 3D printing technology with the Dremel Idea Builder. UCSD leaders credit much of the district’s success to a mission for technology equity. Read More »

Draft of Refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers Available Online

ISTE announced the team of external ed tech experts on the technical working group that brings its expertise to the refresh of the ISTE Standards for Teachers. This group includes individuals familiar with ISTE and previous standards refreshes as well as established and emerging leaders from schools, districts, nonprofits and higher education. A draft of the refreshed standards will be available online for public input in November 2016. Read More »

OverDrive To Donate Popular eBooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools

OverDrive is empowering young readers with a new initiative that will make hundreds of popular eBooks available to children for free. As part of the company's 30th anniversary, OverDrive is donating a collection of eBooks to up to 1,000 elementary schools. Teachers, administrators, librarians and other school officials can apply to receive the donation at their school through the end of the 2016-17 school year. Read More »

Pitsco Maker Space Catalog

Makerspaces enable students to bring their ideas to reality in countless ways through open-ended exploration, creation, discovery, and innovation. To facilitate the endless possibilities of makerspaces, Pitsco Education has assembled its first Pitsco Maker Space catalog filled with all the tools, materials, furniture, and storage options any school would need to establish an innovative workspace for innovative minds. Read More »

School Zone Inc. Debuts

School Zone Inc. announced the launch of an all-new brand, Anywhere Teacher, which features an online destination,, and proprietary supplemental learning products designed by educators to provide an innovative, curriculum-based supplemental learning experience tailored for children and parents. Read More »

Amazon Announces Rapids - A Playful Approach to Reading

Amazon announced a new app that offers a playful approach to children’s reading. Amazon Rapids offers illustrated short stories written in a unique chat style that brings stories to life, one message at a time. Stories on Amazon Rapids are told through the lens of characters chatting with each other, from an alien texting about invading Earth to two chickens debating if they should cross the street. Read More »

New Edition of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom from ISTE

With today's average youth spending more than 10 hours every day consuming media, building media literacy skills is more important than ever before. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) released the second edition of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom to help K-12 educators and school library media specialists understand the importance of teaching media literacy and give them tools to teach it in the classroom. Read More »