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Duncanville ISD Selects Dell Latitude 10 Essentials Configuration

Dell announced today that Duncanville Independent School District in Texas has selected Dell’s Latitude 10 essentials configuration for its digital learning initiative. The school district will provide classrooms in third through eighth grade with the tablets running Windows 8 to activate them as e-readers and access school applications and the internet, helping to increase interactivity and learning engagement. Read More »

Net Texts Reader Now Available

Net Texts, developed to make iPads, Android tablets, and laptops more useful education devices in the classroom, has now added the Net Texts Reader. With Net Texts Reader, students can open an instructional audio or video item in a corner of their screen to enhance the course work assigned to them by teachers through the Net Texts OER system. Read More »

Think Through Learning Inc. Partners with Clever To Add SIS Integration

Think Through Learning Inc. and its flagship program, Think Through Math, today announced a strategic partnership with Clever to provide optional SIS integration for all of its school clients. For the first time, Think Through Math will directly connect to dozens of student information systems. Read More »

Epson BrightLink Solo Now Available for $99

The BrightLink Solo is an innovative, cost-effective classroom tool that provides an easy solution for integrating interactive capabilities with any existing projector, while eliminating the need to purchase and install dedicated interactive whiteboards. It is available through the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Read More »

HMH and Knewton Partner To Deliver Adaptive Learning Solutions

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced a major partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton. The partnership will introduce truly personalized learning experiences to K–12 students, using HMH’s comprehensive portfolio of education solutions including market-leading products in math, reading, and other core subject areas. Read More »

K12 Inc. Expands the Most Extensive Online K-12 Catalog

K12 Inc. announced that it has expanded its course catalog available to school districts for the 2013-2014 school year. The most extensive in the K-12 industry with more than 500 unique online courses and titles(1), the K12R school district catalog now has more than 20 new or enhanced courses, including updated core subjects, new world language courses, additional electives, and Advanced PlacementR (APR) courses... Read More »

Bilingual eBook Apps Created by Experts at Reading Is Fundamental

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) launched two eBook Apps for preschoolers, elementary-aged children and parents, teachers and caregivers. Delivering entertaining stories based on best practices in children’s literacy, these apps—available at no cost for Apple and Android devices in English and in Spanish—explore Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (or STEAM) themes. Read More »

My Big Campus Unveils Innovative Redesign

My Big Campus, the comprehensive educational hub between students and the web, introduced a redesign this week that makes the learning platform even easier to access, share, organize, and store resources. Developed with direct feedback from educators, the updated My Big Campus is even more suited to meet the needs of students and teachers. Read More »

Waterford Institute Technology Users Show Stronger Literacy Skills Than Peers

According to a new independent report evaluating the results of the state-level UPSTART (Utah Preparing Students Today for A Rewarding Tomorrow) program, preschoolers using home-based educational technology and support from the Waterford Institute demonstrated better literacy skills and stronger literacy growth rates than children who did not participate in the program. Read More »

Tablet Shipments into the U.S. Education Sector Expanded by 103% in 2012

New International Data Corporation research shows that shipments of client devices (notebooks, desktops and tablets) to the U.S. education sector grew 15.3% year over year in 2012 with volume nearing 8.5 million units. IDC estimates the value of these shipments at $5 billion. Much of this growth can be attributed to tablet shipments, which grew 103% year over year in 2012. Read More »