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Number of US Adults E-Book Users Topped 50 Million in 2012

Data in Simba Information's Trade E-Book Publishing 2013 shows that the number of e-book users did climb in 2012 to pass 50 million adults, but how they use e-books, what devices are used, what extent they buy and how much money they spend on content has changed to make the industry a lot tougher to navigate. Read More »

WI District Bolsters Early Intervention with Online Speech Therapy

To relieve its chronic shortage of speech-language pathologists and to allow the district to devote more resources to early intervention services, Sparta Area School District partnered with PresenceLearning. By using PresenceLearning’s online speech therapy services, the district can allocate more time to early intervention services to shorten the amount of time a student spends in special education—or prevent it entirely. Read More »

Vidyo and Internet2 Partner on Video Conferencing Service

Vidyo, Inc. and Internet2 announced a low-cost, subscription-based video communications offering for all Internet2 university members and thousands of public K-12 schools in the United States. K-12 schools will be able to participate through Internet2 NET+ regional partners. The service is expected to be available for early adopter enrollment in May. Read More »

Waterford Research Institute Announces Move to Cloud

Waterford Research Institute, leader in providing high-quality digital learning for early childhood, today announced that they will launch several new cloud-based educational programs in phases, beginning in Q2 of this year. In response to evolving markets and technologies, Waterford Research Institute will be delivering their educational programs directly to schools. Waterford and Pearson have agreed to end their distribution agreement effective December 31, 2013. Read More »

CT District Transitioning All Testing Online

Pomeraug Regional School District 15 is moving 100% of its district benchmark testing online with the help of LearningStation™ Insight. LearningStation is excited to see Region 15 using their flagship solution, Insight, to prepare for the future of testing and assessment: everything online, no more pencil and paper. In addition to their district benchmark testing, Region 15 has also created both pre and post test assessments using Insight. Read More »

New York ASBO Endorses SchoolDude’s Solutions

The New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO) and SchoolDude today announced a partnership to provide web-based maintenance, facilities and IT management solutions to school districts throughout the state of New York. ...The partnership enables NYSASBO member districts to purchase SchoolDude’s web-based applications at affordable discounted rates. Read More »

Cupcake Digital and Discovery Communications Release App Infused with CCSS for Kindergarten

Cupcake Digital, Inc. introduces Animal Planet’s Hide & Seek Pets, the first app in a series developed in partnership with Discovery Communications. Designed for kids ages three and up, this interactive learning activity app features playful domestic pets including dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits and turtles interacting in their native environments as part of learning activities. These young learners will be expected to grasp skills that are part of new Core Curriculum State Standards (CCSS). Read More »

Epson Extends North America Projector Market Lead to 34%

Epson America, Inc.announced it continues to hold the number one position in North America for 2012. According to PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, Epson continued its momentum in the projector market by growing its overall North America market share to 34 percent in 2012, which represents a three-point increase year-over-year – the largest share growth of any manufacturer Read More »

Farmington Schools Leading the Way with Geo-visual Analytic Software

Farmington Municipal schools are blazing a new trail in the state of New Mexico with innovative technology that enables data analysis for the district at a whole new level with GuideK12, a web-based, geovisual analytic software solution. District leaders sought out an application to save them time and precious resources to support their district’s current and future planning needs. Read More »

Kaplan’s SAT®* Quiz U for the iPhone and iPad

Angry Birds, Temple Run, Draw Something...all fun apps, but none prepare increasingly busy teens for the critical college admissions test, like Kaplan Test Prep’s new Kaplan’s SAT Quiz U, now available for download for the iPhone and iPad in the iTunes store at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id607250447. Read More »