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Schools Adopt and integrate eBooks at an Accelerating Rate

eBooks are being used by millions of students in schools all over the world. Research and the latest data from OverDrive shows that students are engaging more than ever with devices such as tablets, smartphones, e-readers and computers. OverDrive serves a growing network of more than 27,000 libraries and schools worldwide, 6,500 of which are K-12 schools. Read More »

FrontRow Releases New Teacher Edition for iOS

FRONTROW releases its new Teacher Edition App for the iPad and iPhone. The latest addition makes it possible for teachers to manage their AV technology in the classroom, from anywhere in the room. Read More »

Kajeet Provides Universal Internet Access to Detroit Schools

Kajeet® announced a partnership to deploy Kajeet SmartSpot™ devices to Detroit Public Schools to bridge the digital divide. A total of 450 portable Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling students to have access to essential academic and education resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere, are currently being deployed in eight schools as part of the district’s take-home Netbook program. Read More »

MasteryConnect Launches 'Resource Pins'

MasteryConnect announced the launch of Resource Pins, a social pinboard-based platform that empowers K-12 teachers to create, collect and share teaching aids. The full, free rollout of Resource Pins enables teachers from all grades and states to tap into collective knowledge and experience of online community. Read More »

Noodle Brings NYC High School Search Process Online

Noodle announced the launch of its New York City high school search, allowing students and parents to better navigate the complicated high school search process. The tool allows families to easily search on more than 450 city high schools by academic focus, location, extracurricular activities, and more. Read More »

Orbital To Launch First Student Designed and Built Satellite

Orbital Sciences Corporation will launch the first satellite designed and built by high school students into Earth orbit aboard a Minotaur I rocket next week. The small satellite, known as TJCubeSat (TJ³Sat), will be launched aboard the U.S. Air Force’s ORS-3 mission as one of more than two dozen secondary payloads the Minotaur rocket will carry into orbit. Read More »

Additional Edgenuity Courses Approved by University of California

Edgenuity announced that a number of its courses have been reviewed by the University of California Office of the President and found to meet its a-g subject area requirements, with approval through the 2015-2016 school year. The requirements outline a curriculum of key content areas, such as English, history and laboratory science, among others, that students must master in order to meet UC's eligibility standards. Read More »

Rosetta Stone Continues Expansion into Education Technology for Kids

Rosetta Stone® Kids Lingo Word Builder expands on the phonics foundation established in the company's very successful Lingo Letter Sounds app, which rose to number two on the list of most popular kids apps in the Apple App Store earlier this Fall. The new app supports the Common Core Curriculum standards for Kindergarten, reinforcing early English reading skills while also introducing Spanish speaking in a lively, engaging way. Read More »

OverDrive Media Stations Engage eBook and Audiobook Readers Inside the Library

OverDrive announced today that its "inside the library" eBook, audiobook, music and video sampling and checkout terminal, OverDrive Media Station, is now broadly available. Launched as a pilot program earlier this year, the in-library eBook kiosks enable readers to browse eBooks, audiobooks and other media on a touchscreen monitor... Read More »

Findaway World & Mackin Launch Digital Audiobook Platform

Mackin Educational Resources has joined with Findaway World, LLC, to provide access to more than 31,000 digital downloadable audiobooks directly through MackinVIA. Through the new partnership with Findaway, access to these digital audiobooks becomes even more streamlined and simplified through MackinVIA. Read More »