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TETRIX® MAX: First Rate Choice for FIRST® Tech Challenge

As all FTC competitors know, both maneuverability and durability are important in these challenges. Teams need to create robots that can both avoid other robots as well as withstand the inevitable crash of robot-vs-robot action. With these capabilities and more, it's easy to see why Pitsco's TETRIX® MAX Building System is the top choice for FTC teams worldwide. Read More »

"Of the People" Virtual Field Trip Series Expands

The White House and Discovery Education announced today the expansion of the popular "Of the People: Live from the White House" virtual field trip series. Offering upper elementary, middle and high school students unique access to White House and government officials as well as subject matter experts, Read More »

FIRST® LEGO® League Program Challenges Students

FIRST® announced that the 2014/2015 FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) season would task students to explore the future of learning as part of a new Challenge called FLL WORLD CLASSSM. More than 260,000 children in nearly 80 countries will teach adults about the ways that kids need and want to learn in the 21st century, and will develop their own innovative tools to help others gather knowledge as part of the FLL season Challenge. Read More »

DynaVox Compass Arrives on iPad

DynaVox announced today that its DynaVox Compass software is now available for an affordable, one-time app purchase. The comprehensive AAC software can now be purchased directly on a user’s, caregiver’s or teacher’s iPad through the Apple App Store, making the DynaVox Compass App the most portable, comprehensive and accessible communication app for those with disabilities. Read More »

NEC Display Introduces New Generation of Multimedia Installation Projectors

NEC Display Solutions of America announced today its latest generation of PA Series projectors, succeeding NEC's market-leading models in the installation projector category. The projectors offer the greatest opportunity for instructors in higher education. The powerful LCD projectors offer bright images transmitted from laptops, tablets, smart phones and local area networks. This allows interactivity in the classroom to be done with ease. Read More »

CoSN Partners with CGCS To Help Districts Save Dollars, Improve Efficiencies

The Council of the Great City Schools today announced an agreement that will provide CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) members access to a collection of information technology key performance indicators (KPIs) in the ActPoint® KPI Performance Management System. Read More »

Edgenuity Announces New CA Course Approvals

Edgenuity announced that 34 of its courses have been reviewed by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and found to meet its a-g subject area requirements through the 2015-2016 school year. Most recently, Edgenuity's Expository Reading and Writing course and Advanced Placement® (AP®) World History course have received a-g approval. Read More »

ISTE Awarded Grant To Share Best Practices for Leveraging Technology for Common Core

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the recipient of a grant as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support scaling digital age implementation of the Common Core State Standards. With this grant, ISTE will build a Common Core Teacher Practice Network to publish 200 participant-generated examples, artifacts and resources to support teachers as they implement the standards. Read More »

Hatch Early Learning Launches Mobile Learning Technology in Dalla ISD PreK

Showing a continued commitment to provide a high-quality Pre-K program for its students, Dallas Independent School District has partnered with Hatch®, the leading provider of early learning technology, to implement 171 Hatch iStartSmart® Mobile tablets into its classrooms this fall. Read More »

Suite of iOS Apps for Science Education and 21st Century Skills

Carolina Biological Supply has released several science education apps for the iPad and iPhone and are approaching 150,000 downloads. There are free apps, as well as premium and high definition versions, covering science topics from chemical equations and atomic structure to owl pellet dissection. Read More »