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Califone Launches Virtual School Starter Kit

To flourish in virtual or classroom learning environments, students need technology that is as mobile as they are. Califone International, LLC releases its Mobile Peripheral Pack at the 2015 ISTE Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. Ideal for new virtual school students, the kit includes the company’s new Tablet Stand, 3068AV headphone and a KB4 Bluetooth® keyboard. Read More »

Follett Now Exclusive Distributor of Playaway Launchpad

Findaway and Follett School Solutions today announced Follett is the exclusive PreK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, the pre-loaded and secure children's learning tablet designed specifically for circulation. Introduced by Findaway in March 2015, Playaway Launchpad delivers high-quality, ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level, and age. Read More »

Book Creator for Windows

More than 15 million ebooks have been made with Book Creator for iPad and Android, and now the popular classroom app is receiving a Windows makeover and will be available on desktop devices for the first time. The developers are making the app free on the Windows store for a limited period following the launch. Read More »

"District on the Move" Adds Geovisual Analytics

With the current and projected growth, the district realized a need for a comprehensive solution that provided much needed data and insights to make these changes as smooth as possible. CRPUSD has selected GuideK12; geovisual analytics tool to inform strategic planning with greater insight, speed and transparency. GuideK12 is a web-based, decision support software that allows administrators to visualize student data on an interactive map. Read More »

NEC's Latest Ultra-Short-Throw Interactive Projector

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the UM352W ultra-short-throw projector that enables broad collaboration among teachers and students to improve learning. The 3,500-lumen projector includes a built-in interactive pen receiver and two interactive pens for white-boarding and annotations at the writing surface. Read More »

Cincinnati's Blended Learning AP Courses Provides Each Student with Kajeet Education Broadband

CPS began offering AP Blended Learning courses last school year to offer advanced academic experiences to students who do not have, or have limited access, to AP courses in their schools. The district provides the students with a digital curriculum, mobile devices and a safe, high-speed Internet connection—Kajeet Education Broadband™—to allow them to work at home. Read More »

ClassLink Makes Logins Easy

Managing multiple logins at Nebraska's sixth largest district is now easy, thanks to ClassLink. Grand Island Public Schools, which serves over 9,400 students, has adopted ClassLink's single sign-on solution districtwide. Read More »

US Dept of Ed Funds a Minecraft-like Enviromental Video Game

Eco is an online multiplayer game that addresses the need to engage middle school science players and prepare them to be environmentally literate citizens with 21st century. Strange Loop Games will develop a simulated ecosystem within a world virtually inhabited and affected by players as they build a society. Read More »

San Jose School District Uses Virtual Reality Technology

Students are just completing their first year learning with the zSpace STEM lab, which includes a set of student virtual reality stations and a teacher station, each outfitted with an interactive stylus as well as a wide variety of educational software ranging from science and physics to engineering. Virtual-holographic images can be “lifted” from the screen and manipulated with the stylus. Read More »

New Lab Book from Vernier Integrates Data-Collection Technology

The new Vernier Chemistry Investigations for use with AP* Chemistry lab book from Vernier Software & Technology provides 16 student-directed, inquiry-based laboratory investigations. Aligned with the AP Chemistry Lab Manual published by The College Board, lab instructions help students use sensors, such as the Vernier pH Sensor and SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer, to collect data. Read More »