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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 »

OverDrive Adds More Than 200 New Publishers to eBook Catalog

OverDrive announced today that more than 200 publishers have joined the company's network in 2014, 64 of which represent partners outside of North America. Now offering content in 40 languages in more than 50 countries, OverDrive continues to grow its global footprint and expand and diversify its catalog of more than 2.5 million in-copyright digital titles. Read More »

Netop Updates the Learning Center

Netop released an update to its web-based student assessment tool, the Learning Center. First released as an addition to Vision Pro in February 2014, the Learning Center will also support the Vision ME iPad classroom workflow app, available in the App Store later this month. The enhancements provide teachers with expanded assessment capabilities and content types... Read More »

edWeb.net and Schoolwires Announce New PLC

edWeb.net and Schoolwires have created Parent Involvement & Community Engagement in K-12, a free professional learning community (PLC) where school leaders can learn how to improve parent communications and better involve their communities as partners in school decisions that affect students and families. Read More »

Kids Become 'Makers" with Tynker's Creative Computing Platform

Tynker's new online curriculum uses professional game studio quality content and tools to inspire kids to create projects that they enjoy, and learn computer programming along the way. With Tynker, they can use their coding skills to easily create games and quizzes, and animations that explain math concepts, or complex science topics, such as the phases of the moon and tides. Read More »

CoSN, AASA Unveil New Resources To ‘Empower’ Superintendents

The Consortium for School Networking) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, today released a new toolkit and related resources to assist current and aspiring superintendents in building their knowledge, skills and confidence as technology leaders for their schools. The toolkit addresses the changes across the education landscape over recent years, covering key themes, or “imperatives,” of sustainable technology leadership. Read More »