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Partnership Encourages Collaboration on Using iPads in the Special Ed

The iPad has been an inspiration for students with special needs and Atomic Learning recognizes the impact the mobile device has had on these students. To further the impact, the online PD provider recently developed a partnership to offer the "Intro to the iPad for Students with Special Needs" Atomic Catalyst course through Tech&Learning University at a discount to its readers. Read More »

MOOC on “Digital Learning Transition” for District Leaders

Enrollment has opened for a first-of-its-kind Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed). Titled “Digital Learning Transition,” the free course will examine how the effective use of digital learning can help school districts meet educational challenges, including implementing college- and career-ready standards for all students and preparing teachers to make effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Read More »

Lightspeed Technologies Develops Breakthrough Tool for Small Group Instruction

Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider of classroom audio, unveiled the Flexcat small group instruction system earlier this week at the ASCD Conference. Teachers are now able to identify precious learning moments as they differentiate instruction, have the ability to observe more than one group at a time, quickly redirect off-task behaviors, and encourage student collaboration across multiple groups. Read More »

HITN Launches Research-Based Digital Resources for Preschoolers

The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) Early Learning Collaborative announced two new tablet-based Pocoyo PlaySets, designed to provide fun and engaging experiences for young children as they develop English language, reading and math skills. The mission of this project is to provide preschoolers with experiences that will help close the achievement gap between economically advantaged and disadvantaged children. Read More »

Small School District Leverages Online Learning

This past fall, Lebanon Community Schools launched the Oregon iSchool, a full-time online school for K-12 students. In addition, the district implemented online learning in its local schools for enrichment, special education, alternative education, and advanced studies. In the six months since launch, more than 450 students have enrolled in online courses. Read More »

Survey Highlights Need for Solutions as Mobile Devices Take Over

Spotlighting the mobile application challenges faced by K-12 schools and universities, Partnerpedia today released the results of its Education Mobility Survey. The Partnerpedia survey confirms the need for the right tools to distribute and manage mobile apps in the learning environment, mirroring the challenges faced by many enterprises. Read More »

S.P.I.R.E. Decodable Readers Now Available for iPad®, Kindle and Nook

EPS, a division of School Specialty, Inc., today announced that S.P.I.R.E.® Decodable eBooks, which includes 120 titles, are now available for download from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and the iTunes store. These eBooks support instruction in the S.P.I.R.E. (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) program and can also be used with other phonics based programs or independently ... Read More »

Curriculum Associates Partners with Clever

Curriculum Associates, makers of the award-winning i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction program, today announced a strategic multi-year partnership with Clever to provide SIS integration for all of its school customers. For the first time, i-Ready will directly connect to dozens of student information systems. Read More »

HMH Selects Kno’s Digital Learning Platform

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced today it has chosen Kno, a leader in education software, as a digital learning platform to deliver its K-12 core curriculum content to schools in the U.S. For the first time, districts can purchase curriculum directly from HMH that is enhanced with Kno’s interactive features, social sharing, and learning analytics to promote student engagement through digital adoption. Read More »

Online Program Helping Teachers Integrate Technology Resources

Edvation announces the release of an updated professional development system designed to help teachers be empowered by educational technology, regardless of their proficiency. The pd21 solution helps educators to fast-track the development of their own skills while also helping them to immediately use technology to support their instruction. Read More »