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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 AnywhereTeacher.com

School Zone Inc. announced the launch of an all-new brand, Anywhere Teacher, which features an online destination, AnywhereTeacher.com, 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 »

Edsby Moves to Microsoft Azure Cloud

Edsby®, a SaaS platform that gives K-12 school districts, regions and national governments better student, teacher and parent engagement, improved educational outcomes and new insight into educational effectiveness, is now running on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s hyperscale, enterprise-grade cloud platform, as part of a global relationship between the two companies. Read More »

RoboKind and the Autism Society of America Announce Nationwide School Grant Program

To ease the adoption of evidence-based practices in delivering the highest quality education for students with autism, RoboKind and the Autism Society of America announce the offering of the joint Robots4Autism School Grant Program. The grant program aims to make the comprehensive, research-based Robots4Autism program accessible to schools across the nation. Read More »

Learning Upgrade's New Mobile App for ELLs

Learning Upgrade announce the launch of a mobile app to increase accessibility and expand offerings to a wide range of English learners. The app enables students to access Learning Upgrade's high-interest musical lessons on their own using any device, including phones and tablets. Read More »