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Libraries Reach 102 Million Digital Checkouts During 2013

OverDrive announced today that 2013 was a banner year for libraries and schools with record numbers in digital engagement. Available eBook and audiobook titles, website visitors, eBook discovery and digital checkouts all increased substantially over 2012. Read More »

PA ESA Partners with PresenceLearning on Tele-Therapy Services

The Capital Area IU, a Pennsylvania regional educational service agency, provides a wide variety of services to its districts in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, and northern York counties. By pre-vetting and negotiating technology services, like PresenceLearning, Capital Area IU helps districts meet student needs despite staffing shortages. So far, approximately 60 students are receiving online speech therapy services for the 2013-2014 school year. Read More »

Achieve3000 Releases App for iPad

Achieve3000®, today, announced the release of the Achieve3000 App for iPad®. The Achieve3000 App takes the differentiated learning model to the next level, allowing students to build literacy skills anytime, anywhere. The Achieve3000 App for iPad is available for free on the App Store. Read More »

Findaway Releases Redesigned Playaway All-in-One Audiobook

For the first time since its launch, the Playaway® all-in-one audiobook has been redesigned, giving listeners the simple, pre-loaded experience they already love with new features that will allow them to go more places – even into the dark. The updated product includes many notable enhancements, such as a backlit LCD screen that is three times larger than the current version. Read More »

Gale Partners with Career Online High School To Deliver HS Diploma Program through Public Libraries

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, launch of Career Online High School to its public library partners. Now available to public libraries nationwide, this groundbreaking program allows libraries to demonstrate their critical impact on the quality of life and economic growth of their communities by enabling library patrons to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate. Read More »

Using Funds4Books & eBooks To Build eBook Collections

Mackin's Funds4Books & eBooks, an innovative online donation program, is an easy and fun way for librarians to raise money to purchase eBooks and databases. With Funds4Books & eBooks, librarians receive 100% of all funds raised to spend on anything from Mackin. Read More »

E-rate Filing Window Opens for 2014

The Funding Year 2014 Form 471 filing window will officially open at noon EST on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, and will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The filing window, during which schools and libraries can apply for E-rate funding, will be open for 77 days. Read More »

FL School Saves Thousands on Refurbished Apple Products

Today, students at one Florida school are using the highest quality technology tools on the market, and the administrators didn't have to break the bank. Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School purchased nearly 200 refurbished Apple devices, including MacBook Pros, iPads, and iMacs from Mac to School, K12's leading provider of refurbished Apple devices. Read More »

Protect Student Data on Lost & Stolen Android Devices

PREY, K12's partner in device security, announces a new level of information security with the addition of Device-Wipe for Android users - the ability to wipe all the data from missing or stolen devices. To date, millions of students, school & district personnel, and parents around the world rely on PREY anti-theft software to help them locate and recover a device that is lost and stolen. Read More »

OLPC Adds a New Dedicated XO-Learning App Store

Continuing its mission to put connected educational technology into the hands of children worldwide, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) announced today the release of its new XO-4 Touch touchscreen laptop running Android and the Dreams Store, a dedicated XO-Learning App Store that will launch with over 500 apps for OLPCs line of mobile learning devices. Read More »