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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 »

Insight Education Group Launches Observation and Evaluation Tools

Insight Education Group announced today the release of two dynamic new tools as part of the ADVANCE suite, a comprehensive cloud-based platform that doesn't just manage the observation and evaluation processes; it fuels great teaching through opportunities for actionable, timely and specific feedback. Read More »

Videos, Robots Prime Features of new TETRIX Robotics Site

When Pitsco Education set out to update its TETRIX® Robotics site, it did more than just update the look. It set out to improve the user's experience. One of the highlights of the new site is the RoboBench video series featuring Robotics Applications Specialist Tim Lankford. Designed to provide a format for visual learners, the series covers helpful tips, how to build robot components, and more. Read More »

ASCD and PARCC Announce CCSS Resources Project on iTunes U

ASCD announced the Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U. The Common Core Resources Project is a curation of instructional resources and assessment sample items that will help educators successfully implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and teach effectively using iPads. Read More »

Aerohive Selected by Apple To Provide Wireless for ConnectED Initiative

Aerohive Networks will provide the Wi-Fi infrastructure to support Apple’s® $100M contribution to ConnectED. Aerohive’s next-generation networking solutions will enable superior connectivity for Apple devices and supporting content, providing teachers a new set of tools to engage and inspire their students. Aerohive is the only Wi-Fi infrastructure company working with Apple on this initiative. Read More »

ENA® Selected by Apple to Provide Managed Wi-Fi Services for ConnectED Initiative

Education Networks of America (ENA) has been selected by Apple to provide ENA Air, its managed Wi-Fi service, to over 100 economically disadvantaged schools across the nation as part of Apple’s ConnectED Initiative program. ENA Air, ENA’s fully managed Wi-Fi service, was selected by Apple because it embraces the Aerohive-provided infrastructure and adds cutting-edge Wi-Fi networking services... Read More »

Mackin Announces e Book Agreement with HarperCollins Publishers

Mackin Educational Resources today announced an eagerly-awaited agreement with HarperCollins Publishers, making available the publisher’s high-interest, bestselling eBook titles to schools and libraries around the world. With HarperCollins being one of the largest publishers in the world, and the provider of more than 18,000 of the most popular titles in the market, Mackin is thrilled to have this partnership in place. Read More »