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Workbench Partners with Parrot for Online Community

Workbench has partnered with Parrot to create the online workbench community, the "Parrot Education Community," to bring the exciting world of programming and learning with drones and robots to students, teachers and STEM enthusiasts. The Parrot Education Community will allow users to interact with the company and with one another to share programs, videos, lessons and experiences. Read More »

Fastest Funding Decision in E-rate History

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues modernizing the E-rate program to expand robust networks in the nation’s schools and libraries, Funds For Learning reveals an analysis of the 2016 school E-rate filing window Funding requests for lit fiber data—large bandwidth connections—and internet service exceeded $1.2 billion, nearly five times the requested amount of the next highest service. Read More »

Promethean: Leading Brand of Interactive Flat Panels

According to data from Futuresource Consulting Ltd., an independent global research company that monitors demand for interactive displays, the Promethean ActivPanel is now the most preferred model of interactive flat panel display for K12 classrooms in the United States. The latest report from Futuresource confirms that U.S. K12 school demand for Promethean interactive flat panels grew 235.7 percent... Read More »

zSpace Working with Google To Create VR

zSpace, Inc. announced they are working with Google to create an end-to-end virtual reality classroom experience that combines the power of zSpace’s interactive Screen VR technology with the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program. Students will be introduced to learning content through the vivid photo and video Expeditions followed by in-depth exploration opportunities in zSpace. Read More »

ActivEd's Walkabouts Platform

Walkabouts by ActivEd, the educational technology that helps teachers create movement-rich Pre-K through second grade lessons, showcases the ease and effectiveness of its online platform. ActivEd also reveals third-party research outlining how integrating movement in the classroom promotes cognition, academic achievement and improved behavior. Read More »

Kajeet's Homework Gap Funding Website

Kajeet announced at ISTE 2016 a new online resource to help school districts secure funding for education technology, including mobile Internet access to aid low-income household students in doing homework. The new Homework Gap Funding website allows districts and schools to locate foundations that fund educational programs by state, which would include technology, to improve student success. Read More »

Workbench Builds Online Communities for Maker Companies

Edtech company CWIST is expanding to become Workbench as it brings its branding in line with its core mission of creating online communities called "workbenches." Workbench develops and maintains these communities on behalf of their education partners, which are some of the preeminent names in the maker space. Read More »

PASCO's New Wireless Sensors for Science Ed

Earlier this year, PASCO® Scientific unveiled the industry's first line of wireless sensors that are compatible with multiple technology platforms, including Windows®, Mac®, iPad® and iPhone®, Android™ tablets and phones, and Chromebooks™. At ISTE 2016 PASCO will give educators a sneak peek of the latest additions to the line: wireless conductivity, light, voltage, and current sensors. Read More »

Promethean Intros New ActivPanel

Promethean will introduce its new ActivPanel interactive display at IlTE 2016 in Denver. Powered by an externally accessible, upgradeable Android™ platform central processing unit (CPU), ActivPanel unleashes the power of teacher and student connectivity. The new panel features wireless and BlueTooth® connectivity, pre-loaded applications for mobile device mirroring, digital whiteboarding, and free collaboration software from ClassFlow. Read More »

Pearson Content Now Works with Any LMS

Pearson announced a new iteration of its main content delivery system for K-12 schools...Pearson Realize is now fully compatible with IMS Global's Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI™) standards, making almost all of the company's K-12 content and data easy to use, access and analyze, regardless of the school's learning management system (LMS). Read More »