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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 Learning.com. More than 166,000 assessments were delivered by 291 districts during the 2013-14 school year. Read More »

Eduplanet21 Releases New Software To Enhance Educator Professional Learning

Just in time for the New Year, Eduplanet21 will roll out its new software platform designed to modernize and transform the way Professional Learning is offered to educators. The core features provide an enhanced user interface, new organizational and planning tools and easier access to content allowing more opportunities for collaboration. Read More »

Raptor Outlines Five Ways Visitor Management Software Improves School Safety

Despite heightened national attention on school safety, more than 80 percent of K-12 schools in the U.S. still rely on handwritten logs to manage visitors. A new white paper from Raptor Technologies, the leading provider of visitor management technologies for K-12 schools, discusses how administrators can enhance building security by replacing antiquated paper-based procedures with modern systems. Read More »

SETDA Launches The Guide To Implementing Digital Learning

SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, today announced the launch of The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL), a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. Read More »

Highlights for Children Releases 'All About,' New Digital App

Highlights for Children announced the release of Highlights All About, a new bookshelf-style mobile application for use with iOS and Android operating systems. The app was developed for tablet devices from Highlights' recently released themed activity book collection, the All About series. The Highlights All About app can be used independently or in conjunction with the printed book collection to engage young readers, provide interactive play, and enhance fine motor skills. Read More »