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K12 Inc. Adds 110+ School Districts to Online Homebound Education and Alternative Learning Program

K12 Inc. announced that since August 2012 it has signed new agreements to provide its Homebound Education and Alternative Learning (HEAL) program to more than 110 school districts. The HEAL program is one of four full-time online learning programs that K12 provides to school districts.HEAL is designed to meet the needs of students who are away from the classroom for an extended period due to injury,... Read More »

Samsung Display Technology Helps Enable Collaborative Learning Environment for Hall County Schools

Samsung Electronics America Inc. and dB Audio & Video announced today the successful completion of a project with Hall County Schools in Gainesville, GA to create a state-of-the-art, collaborative learning environment featuring commercial displays and interactive whiteboards at the district's innovative Academies of Discovery, highlighting the potential for digital display technology to act as a focal point for learning in the era of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Read More »

One Laptop per Child Launches 1:1 Project in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte marks the second project in recent years for OLPC in the US. The first project, also funded by Knight Foundation, was in Miami for 500 children in a single school. Based on the successful results from the first year of that project, Knight approached OLPC to undertake the larger, multi-school program in Charlotte. The project in Miami is now in its second year. Read More »

New iPad Magazine: ‘Teaching The AvatarGeneration’ announced the launch of ‘Teaching The AvatarGeneration’, a new monthly magazine exclusively for iPad. With content written by experienced teachers and educational technologists, the iPad magazine features a special game based learning section, interesting case studies, app reviews and everything to keep educators ahead of the curve with new and innovative edtech teaching practices. Read More »

New K12 Poll: More American Parents Customize Their Coffee Than Their Child's Education

According to a new K12 Inc.-commissioned study conducted online in February by Harris Interactive among more than 2,200 U.S. adults, nearly nine-in-ten parents (86%) with a child between the ages 6-17 say they customize some aspect of their lives, including the way they shop, bank, and watch television; however, only 29% customize their child's schooling. Read More »

World's First Handheld Talking Graphing Calculator

Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind announced the introduction of the Orion TI-84 Plus, the world's first fully accessible handheld graphing calculator. Based on the popular TI-84 Plus model from Texas Instruments, the Orion TI-84 Plus represents a breakthrough in STEM education for students who are blind and visually impaired. Read More »

ShareStream Integrates with Desire2Learn

ShareStream, developer of the ShareStream Video Platform for Education, announced today the availability of a new version of ShareStream’s video extension for teaching and learning that seamlessly interoperates with the Desire2Learn Learning Environment. Read More »

Carnegie Speech Selects Califone Headsets to Deliver Spoken Language Lessons

Califone International, Inc. announced today that Carnegie Speech, the premier developer of software for assessing and teaching spoken language skills, will now provide Califone headsets to support its speech recognition software. Read More »

LearnSprout and inBloom Announce Strategic Partnership

LearnSprout, the first universal application programming interface (API) for K-12 education announced today a strategic partnership with inBloom (formerly the Shared Learning Collaborative). With the announcement, LearnSprout will provide schools and districts with free access to LearnSprout Connect to power a direct integration with inBloom. Read More »

'myCreate' App Incorporates 21st Century Skills and Common Core Concepts

The new myCreate app, offered by iCreate to Educate, allows students to easily express their ideas through the hands-on creation of videos. Using anything from classroom resources to household items, students demonstrate their understanding of common core content. Videos are then saved to personal albums and/or shared with educators, peers and family... Read More »