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Grockit and BBC Worldwide Pilot BBC Earth Content on Learnist

Social learning company Grockit, announced today that BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has become the latest partner to offer content for its social learning platform, Learnist. BBC Worldwide has curated a BBC Earth multimedia board, as part of a new “Earth Science” category on Learnist. This offers fans of environment and life sciences the opportunity to interact with a host of BBC Earth content. Read More »

SchoolInfoApp Predicts Every K-12 School Will Soon Have Its Own Mobile App

SchoolInfoApp gives K-12 schools and districts a simple, affordable way to provide parents, students, staff and all stakeholders with a custom-tailored mobile app that can be accessed on any iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet. Apps include push-notification capabilities, event calendars, contacts, maps to events, documents, pictures, a TipLine to promote campus safety, a digital assignment notebook and more Read More »

eInstruction’s New Ping Clicker

eInstruction has expanded its line of student response devices (clickers) with the addition of Ping, a new budget-friendly student device that can be used to gauge student comprehension and capture real-time assessment data. The new RF technology clicker features a unique, ergonomic shape for use by students of all ages. Read More »

Metro Nashville Schools, Nashville Promise Neighborhood and Social Solutions Announce Data Sharing Partnership

Metro Nashville Schools, the Nashville Promise Neighborhood (NPN), and Social Solutions have partnered to support student success in school and in life. Collaborating with Social Solutions, and using their industry-leading Efforts-to-Outcomes Extended Integration (ETO-Xi) tools and resources, Nashville will be able to provide "rapid time" student level data to community based providers to identify areas where student and family support services contribute to improved academic outcomes. Read More »

CUE and Common Sense Media - Digital Classroom Learning Tour

CUE, in partnership with Common Sense Media, is offering a Learning Tour that introduces teachers to the essential skills students need for a successful digital classroom, including tips, tricks, and best practices. Participants will be trained on how to teach digital citizenship using Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum. Read More »

Internet2 Announces Content Initiative with Smithsonian

Internet2, the nation’s premier advanced technology community for research and education, today announced a major collaboration with the Smithsonian at the 2013 Internet2 annual meeting. Through this initiative, Smithsonian staff and researchers will share historical and cultural collections, access remote instruments, and promote interactivity with professors, researchers, teachers and libraries... Read More »

Netop Now Supports Student iPads

Netop, the worldwide leader in classroom management software, announced the release of version 8 of Vision and Vision Pro today. The first in a series of new features designed to support smart devices, version 8 of Vision and Vision Pro enables teachers to demo from their PC to any web-enabled student device, including iPads, Androids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PCs. Read More »

Funds For Learning Proposes Plan To Meet E-rate Demands

Funds For Learning®, the nation’s largest E-rate compliance services firm, today formally announced its proposal to modernize the E-rate program. The release of the Funds For Learning E-rate 2.0 Proposal comes on the heels of the USAC demand estimate for Funding Year 2013. Total demand is estimated at $4.98 billion, the third highest in the history of the E-rate program. Read More »

Gale Announces National Geographic Kids

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announced the launch of National Geographic Kids , the fourth resource in the National Geographic Virtual Library product line. This new resource contains material appropriate for younger audiences, and boasts unique content that is not duplicated in other available National Geographic Virtual Library products. Read More »

x2VOL Added to Naviance Marketplace

Thanks to a new partnership between intelliVOL and Naviance, millions of students can now quickly generate reports about their community service and volunteer hours for their applications to colleges or jobs. Hobsons, the company behind Naviance, selected x2VOL by intelliVOL to provide the exclusive online volunteer management and reporting system in the Naviance Marketplace. Read More »