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Comcast’s Internet Essentials Connects More Than 220,000 Families

Comcast is re-launching Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative for low-income families, announcing that, in about 22 months, more than 220,000 families, benefitting an estimated 900,000 low-income Americans nationwide, now have a broadband connection at home. Read More »

Califone Releases USB Microphone

Califone International, Inc. announces the launch of the USB Microphone. The microphone connects to a USB port to provide high quality voice amplification through the computer's built-in or connected external speakers. The new handheld microphone delivers crisp, clear audio, enabling voice amplification in classrooms, churches, meeting rooms and a variety of other presentation settings. Read More »

Funds For Learning Shares E-rate Vision

Funds For Learning shared a vision that will enable the E-rate program to have a critical impact on education for years to come. Drawing on more than 16 years of experience and its proprietary E-rate Manager® database of information, Funds For Learning presented the FCC with the following recommendations for reforming and updating the landmark funding program: Read More »

2nd Big Library Read Launches

More than 6,500 libraries and schools around the world are participating in the 2nd Big Library Read, a two-week program launched this week that enables millions of library patrons and students to simultaneously access and read a popular title. The selected title, "Nancy Clancy: Super Sleuth", by Jane O'Connor, is available to be borrowed as a downloadable audiobook (MP3) as well as an eBook on virtually any devic... Read More »

Capstone Interactive eBooks Now Available on Kindle Fire HD

Capstone announces Capstone Interactive eBooks are now compatible with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Customers can access the interactive eBooks directly through the Kindle web browser SILK, version 3.1 or higher. Read More »

Atomic Learning Attains IMS Global Learning Consortium Certification

Atomic Learning recently announced it has attained IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) Learning Tools Interoperability™ (LTI™) v1.0 certification to further extend the Atomic Learning Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Tool functionality with the company's education partners. Read More »

Audioboo and Edmodo Partner for Audio Learning

Audioboo Ltd., the U.K.-based mobile-and-web platform that combines the power of social media with user-friendly audio recording and sharing tools, today announced that it is partnering with Edmodo, the free and secure K-12 social learning platform, to provide schools with a wide range of audio content for enhanced learning. Read More »

AZ District Closes Achievement Gap with Blended Learning Approach

Since implementing a blended learning initiative in 1999, administrators at the Rose Academies have seen their innovative approach pay off, student achievement gaps narrow and graduation rates soar. Looking to build on their initial success, the Rose Academies have chosen to partner with OdysseyWare to be their sole provider of online curriculum at all four campuses. Read More »

DocuWare Turns iPhone and iPad into Scanner

PaperScan, a free app by DocuWare, is now available for turning an iPhone or iPad into a document scanner. Using PaperScan is simple: aim a smartphone or tablet over the paper; the device automatically captures the image, cuts it to size, and creates a perfect PDF file. Thanks to the high scan quality, documents can then be automatically stored using DocuWare's Intelligent Indexing Service. Read More »

EBSCO Releases Two Audiobook Subscription Collections

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has released two new subscription collections: Audiobook Premier Collection™ and Audiobook Youth Collection™. EBSCO's audiobook subscription collections allow libraries to subscribe to a growing collection of audiobooks for an annual fee with additional titles added regularly at no additional cost. Read More »