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Children's eBook Sales Surge in 2014

OverDrive announced today that library spending on children's, juvenile, and young adult eBooks in 2014 grew by 48% over 2013. Helping drive this dramatic growth was OverDrive's 2014 launch of narrated eBooks and highly-illustrated best-selling children's titles using open industry-standard EPUB3 and OverDrive Read. Read More »

New Badges To Identify Ed Tech Products that Protect Privacy

iKeepSafe has launched the first independent assessment program for Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), designed to help schools find ed tech programs and services that protect student data privacy. iKeepSafe will soon announce the first companies and products that earn iKeepSafe FERPA badges. Read More » and Common Sense Education Launch PLC

Common Sense Education is partnering with to present Digital Classroom: Teaching with Tech, a free professional learning community for educators to share ideas and best practices around the meaningful integration of technology and teaching. Read More »

GreyED Solutions and SmartBrief Join Forces for Content Distribution

SmartBrief is pleased to announce "Tech Tips Tuesdays" in SmartBrief on EdTech, the leading daily K-12 Ed Tech newsletter. The tips, written by educators for educators, are being produced in partnership with GreyED Solutions, a company headed by nationally recognized education leaders serving K12 schools and the EdTech Industry. Read More »

SIIA Comments on President’s New Privacy Protections

“SIIA and our member companies agree with the need to safeguard student data. We appreciate the President’s support for the student data privacy pledge now signed by 75 education technology companies. .....We are concerned that, unless a new federal law pre-empts all state laws, it risks adding another layer to the confusing patchwork of regulations now facing local schools and service providers." Read More »

DQC Applauds White House Efforts To Safeguard Student Data

"We are pleased that President Obama and the administration are prioritizing the safeguarding of student data, said Aimee Rogstad Guidera, founder and executive director of the Data Quality Campaign. Everyone who has a stake in education has a role to play in ensuring that we protect the personal information of our students as we use data to personalize learning and help our young people achieve their goals." Read More »

Vernier Launches Its Spring 2015 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Vernier Software & Technology will host 34 free workshops across the nation to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. During each four-hour workshop, educators will engage in hands-on training using Vernier’s award-winning technology, including its Go Wireless® Temp, the first in a family of wireless sensors for use with iPad® and compatible mobile devices. Read More »

Mackin Releases over 900 eBook Titles from Sourcebooks

Mackin Educational Resources announced that they have added more than 900 eBook titles from Sourcebooks to their catalog of digital resources. These highly sought-after titles are easily accessed through MackinVIA; their proprietary digital resource management system. These Sourcebooks titles include imprints from Jabberwocky, Fire, Prufrock and Sourcebooks publishers. Read More »

Lake Oswego School District Embraces Data Visualization Platform

Administrators at Lake Oswego School District selected GuideK12's cloud-based solution to enable district analysis and strategic planning with a geographic perspective. The team from Lake Oswego School District was impressed by the insight administrators can gain when data is visualized in an interactive format that allows for real time scenarios to be run by those closest to decisions. Read More »

Technology Literacy Assessment for 2015 Now Available to Texas Districts

For the fifth straight year, Texas districts will have free access to a technology literacy assessment for eighth grade students through the continuation of a partnership between the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) and More than 166,000 assessments were delivered by 291 districts during the 2013-14 school year. Read More »