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FIRST® Announces ‘Game-Changing’ Technology Platform

FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) targeted to middle and high-school students, has selected a game-changing technology platform beginning with the upcoming 2015/2016 season. The new platform features robot and driver-station controls based on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, which is new in the large robotics competition arena. The new system will be demonstrated at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis, April 22-25, 2015. Read More »

Follett Forges ebook Partnership with Carolina Biological Supply

Follett today announced an ebook partnership with Carolina Biological Supply. With the launch of Carolina Biological Supply's real-world curriculum, Titlewave - Follett's powerful collection development, search and ordering tool - now provides access to more than 300,000 ebook titles for schools nationwide. Read More »

Generation YES, Partner To Create Project NextTech

The nonprofit Generation YES® organization and have announced Project NextTech, an online high school digital literacy survey course that is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills, values, and experience that will help them succeed in an increasingly digital world. Project NextTech curriculum is organized around three core literacies: technology literacy, information literacy and media literacy. Read More »

CoSN’s New ‘Recipe’ for Leading Mobile Learning

The Consortium for School Networking unveiled two new, great resources for education leaders to take the digital leap in their schools. Launched through the organization’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative, CoSN has developed “A Recipe for Success” video guide and a “What is Digital Transformation” graphic that capture the most surprising and counterintuitive lessons of best practices in school district leadership. Read More »

Kajeet Partners with CDW-G To Support Students without Internet at Home

Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, announces its recent partnership with CDW-G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions to education, government and healthcare, to help districts ensure that as they launch educational technology programs, all of their students also have Internet for education at home and wherever else they need to do homework. Read More »

Quick Key Mobile Releases Scanner App for Android

Quick Key Mobile released an Android version of its teacher-acclaimed mobile scanning app. With a user-friendly interface, the Android app has all the same capabilities as the iOS version. Created by a veteran educator who was bound by restrictions of a paper-based classroom, Quick Key Mobile helps teachers improve student performance without teaching to the test. Read More »

RoboKind Reveals Cutting-Edge Autism Research

RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, today unveiled pioneering research results at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference demonstrating that its humanoid robot Milo increases engagement in children with autism while enhancing the development of social and emotional skills. Read More »

Mackin New Host of Exploring eBooks for K-12 PLC and Mackin Educational Resources, a leading provider of print and digital media to PK-12 schools and libraries, are partnering to present a series of free webinars in the online community, Exploring eBooks for K-12. Exploring eBooks for K-12 is a free professional learning community (PLC) with more than 3,500 members... Read More », Shutterfly Launch Creating Multimedia Stories for Learning is partnering with Shutterfly to present Creating Multimedia Stories for Learning to help students discover their individual voices and share their stories. Creating Multimedia Stories for Learning is a free professional learning community (PLC) where educators can share and discover creative and innovative ways for their students to demonstrate and document their knowledge by designing and publishing stories. Read More »

Mackin Adds Full Line of Abrams eBooks

Mackin Educational Resources kicked off the new year with the announcement that they have entered into a partnership with Abrams Books to begin selling Abrams’ full catalog of eBooks. These new additions will join the hundreds of thousands of titles already available through Mackin’s proprietary digital resource management system, MackinVIA Read More »