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Mac to School Offers Low-Cost iPad 4 Devices

Just in time for the new school year, Mac to School-a leading provider of certified Apple technology for education-is now offering certified fourth-generation iPads to K-12 school districts. Released in November 2014, fourth-generation iPads include a 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Apple Swift (Apple A6) processor, a much more powerful CPU than the 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 in the iPad 3. Read More »

PresenceLearning Helps Economically Disadvantaged School District with Online Speech Therapy;

Lone Pine Unified (LPUSD), an economically disadvantaged district near the California-Nevada border, found it hard to recruit and retain speech-language pathologists (SLPs) because of its location. To overcome this challenge, LPUSD chose to use online speech therapy through PresenceLearning and is seeing great success. Read More »

Gaggle Expands PD Offerings

Gaggle continues to expand its professional development and training options. Schools or districts using Google Apps for Education or Office 365 can receive onsite or webinar training to meet their specific needs. In addition, they can receive training on Gaggle products such as the Safe Classroom Learning Management System (LMS) or Safety Management for Google Apps and Safety Management Office 365. Read More »

Mobile Safety App Helps LA District Maintain Safe Schools

SchoolDude announced that St. Charles Parish Public Schools is now using its mobile safety platform CrisisManager. Home to nearly 10,000 K-12 students and 1,700 employees across 28 building locations, St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ administrators, faculty, staff and parents have immediate access to safety plans on their mobile devices via CrisisManager. Read More »

New Interest Discovery Tool from NextLesson

NextLesson announced the launch of InterestID, a student interest and lesson discovery tool that enables teachers to discover their students' interests and easily find standards-aligned lessons on topics students love. With a fun, engaging interface, InterestID allows students to voice their favorite interests within categories such as sports, books, movies, food, music and gadgets. Read More »

Revolabs Unveils Dean's List Discount Program

Revolabs®, provider of audio solutions for unified communications (UC), enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications, introduced the company's Dean's List Discount Program. Designed specifically for the education sector, the initiative allows students and educators to benefit from an additional 10-percent instant discount at the time of purchase for any qualifying Revolabs product order. Read More »

Mackin Launches Integration with SirsiDynix’s eResource Central

SirsiDynix and Mackin Education Resources announced the official launch of the integration services now available for eResource Central (eRC) within the MackinVIA eResource platform. The partnership between Mackin and eRC will allow school libraries to dynamically update their local title metadata and will let students download, preview, and see available eResources all from the library catalog. Read More »

Lightspeed Systems Mobile Manager Offers Immediate Support for Windows 10

School network solution provider Lightspeed Systems has released Mobile Manager for Windows 10, an upgraded version of its mobile device management solution for the new Microsoft Windows operating system. The upgrade is timed to coincide with the public release of the much-anticipated new operating system. Read More »

Pitsco STEM Labs and Higher Scores Go Hand-in-Hand

According to a study by Curriculum Specialist Daniel Cox and Dr. Kristin Pierce, both of Volusia County (FL) School District, students enrolled in Pitsco STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) labs between 2008 and 2013 scored significantly higher in science, math, and reading than their peers who did not take STEM courses. Read More »

Wonder Workshop Streamlines Coding Instruction Through Touch App

While the economic demand for computer science skills continues to surge, introducing coding to the classroom can be an intimidating overture for teachers without a technical background. To ease this transition, Wonder Workshop, creators of smart robots that teach students the basics of coding, has developed a new version of the Blockly touch app in consultation with education experts. Read More »