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Kajeet Intros Dashboards for View of Broadband Usage at Home

Kajeet announced its latest product feature to help educators affordably and easily manage Internet access to their low-income students at home. The Kajeet Sentinel® dashboard gives school faculty a one-page customizable summary of how their technology investment is used (or not used) outside the classroom. Read More »

Tyler Technologies Launches Parent-Student Mobile App

Tyler Technologies, Inc. introduced its Student 360 parent-student portal, which works with Tyler SIS™ to provide parents, students and school staff enhanced mobile access to student data. The touch-enabled Student 360 app works with tablets and smart phones so that student data can be accessed from virtually anywhere via Internet-connected devices. Read More »

Bloomz Included in App Store's 'Kickstart Your School Year'

The App Store has recognized the fast-growing teacher-parent communication app Bloomz as a top tool for teachers, including it in the "Perfect for Every Classroom" category. It also selected Bloomz for the "Kickstart Your School Year" section, a collection of "hand-picked apps that'll help you get organized, stay productive, and refresh your knowledge of key topics." Read More » and Ventris Learning Launch PLC and Ventris Learning LLC, publisher of Toggle Talk®, Code Switching Lessons, and the Sunform™ Alphabet System, have partnered to present Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching. This free professional learning community (PLC) will help educators develop an awareness and understanding of evidence-based responsive instructional practices that help every student succeed academically. Read More »

Dremel Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer

As schools embrace makerspaces, educators are experimenting with technology that encourages communal problem solving and activates imaginative thinking. Dremel, the trusted manufacturer of tools for life and learning, introduces its second-generation Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer to nurture these skills through the application of 3D printing in STEM instruction. Read More »

Insight Outlines Migration Plan for SQL Server 2005

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is approaching the end of its support on April 12, 2016, and millions of businesses, school districts, hospital systems and government organizations will no longer receive security updates after the deadline - potentially opening them up to a series of operational issues and security challenges if left unprepared. Read More »

West Announces New SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Program Partners

West Corporation announced four new partners in the SchoolMessenger Ecosystem Program. The Ecosystem is built into SchoolMessenger Passport, West's Education group's free single sign-on product for districts. The newest partners in the program are Hero from HeroK12, Professional Learning Maps, EdProtect from Education Framework, and Eduvision from JDL Horizons. Read More »

Funds For Learning Announces Updated E-rate Manager Portal

Funds For Learning announces the release of version 16.1 of its E-rate Manager® web portal. Compatible with the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) online tools, including the new E-rate Productivity Center (EPC), the nation’s largest E-rate consulting firm’s system helps applicants successfully manage and prepare their E-rate paperwork. Read More »

Edthena Introduces Video Portfolios

One of the truisms of today's professional marketplace is that some skills are better observed than described. To help fill this need, the Edthena classroom observation and coaching platform now offers a video portfolio feature that enables teachers to securely share up to three teaching videos with external parties, such as principals looking for new hires. Read More »

Hamilton Project Proposes Rigorous Evaluation of Education Tech Tools

The Hamilton Project will release a new policy proposal entitled "Learning What Works in Educational Technology with a Case Study of EDUSTAR," that aims to accelerate our understanding of what works in educational technology. Read More »