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SchoolCircle Simplifies School Communication and Logistics

SchoolCircle is a new survival tool for busy parents, teachers and room parents. It eliminates much of the “busywork” that teachers and room parents deal with in order to communicate with parents, and organize events and volunteers. SchoolCircle does away with the hassle of having parents copy-and-paste information, read reply-all email threads, and the stress of forgetting an important event in their kids’ life. Read More »

Waterford Early Learning Releases First Ever Mobile App

Waterford Institute announced the availability of MyBackpack, its first mobile app, which will allow more than 500,000 students in classrooms across the U.S. currently using Waterford Early Learning (WEL) software to access select WEL curriculum from the convenience of an iPad. Read More »

ECE Center Equips 27 Classrooms with Mimio

Harmony Early Childhood Center, a preschool center serving children ages 3-5 years old in Olathe, Kansas, has equipped 27 of its classrooms with MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard bars and MimioMobile™ application licenses. The purchase expands the use of both Mimio products from a two-classroom pilot that took place during the winter and spring of 2014... Read More »

GuideK12™ Launches SchoolSearch

GuideK12 announces the launch of SchoolSearch, designed to provide a better way for districts to communicate boundaries, program or school options and more to parents in their community. SchoolSearch is the most comprehensive online communication tool that districts can provide to parents for more informed decisions on school location and program selection. Read More » Brings Digital Literacy to High School Students announces Project NextTech, a high school digital literacy course that helps prepare students for success in high school, college, and their future career opportunities. The content is based on curriculum developed by the nonprofit Generation YES through years of research and student and teacher feedback. Read More »

Promethean Pledges To Safeguard Student Privacy

Promethean today announced its signature of the Student Privacy Pledge, demonstrating its commitment to responsibly handling students’ personal information and data. The commitments of the Pledge outline the ongoing commitments the signatories have to industry practices around student data that meet and exceed all federal requirements. Read More »

Discovery Education Presents Virtual Field Trip from the Tower of London

Discovery Education will host a live, global virtual field trip from the moat of the historic Tower of London. Offered in partnership with the Historic Royal Palaces, this unique learning experience will commemorate Remembrance Day, a national day of tribute in the UK to honor members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Read More » Launches PLC on "Teaching Kids to Code", a professional learning and social network has launched a free professional learning community (PLC), Teaching Kids to Code, to help teachers integrate computer science and coding into classroom lessons. The Teaching Kids to Code PLC hosts webinars and online discussions to help educators connect and collaborate on the broader topic of teaching kids to code Read More »

Mac to School Ramps Up Apple Device Buy-Back Program

Rather than letting old machines sit in the janitor's closet gathering dust, hundreds of schools nationwide are choosing to sell those machines back to Mac to School, a leading provider of K-12 recertified Apple technology. Over the past year, Mac to School has bought back millions of dollars worth of EdTech from schools, helping districts get some much-needed cash back in their pockets, seeing over $1M paid to schools through buybacks in August alone. Read More »

Filament Games Launches Titles in the Amplify Market

Filament Games, developer of PLEx Life Science game-based curriculum, announced late last week that three of its learning game titles are now available to download via the Amplify Market, the K-12 app store included on the tablet-based Amplify System. The game titles released to the Amplify Market include Bongo Balance, Planet Mechanic, and Dr. Guts. Read More »