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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 »

SAS® Math Stretch App Builds Foundation for Future Math Learning

The SAS® Math Stretch app is available now on the App Store for iPad®. Designed for grades K-5, SAS Math Stretch teaches students how to think about numbers in new ways associated with success in higher-order math, such as Algebra. SAS Math Stretch is the latest addition to a growing portfolio of free resources for teaching and learning from SAS. Read More »

HeyWatch Powers Video for SchoolTube.COM

HeyWatch, the world’s leading cloud-based video encoding service, announced it is teaming today with SchoolTube, the largest video platform for the K12 community, with hundreds of thousands of users each day... HeyWatch’s cloud video encoding API provides both the most powerful and flexible way for SchoolTube to instantly outsource its huge video transcoding needs. Read More »

Passaic City Public Schools Deploy 5,000 Samsung Chromebooks

Passaic City Public Schools and Samsung Electronics America Inc., today announced the deployment of Samsung's Chromebook 550 to all district students across grades 7 though 12 in a 1:1 computing program aimed at providing the district's educators and students with the technology and resources needed to bridge the digital divide. Read More »