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Nearpod Launches Next Generation iPad Tool

Nearpod today unveiled the next generation of its all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads to support teaching and learning. Launched less than six months ago, Nearpod rapidly emerged as the preferred platform for the growing ranks of K-12 schools adopting iPads. The app has been downloaded more than 150,000 times, ... Read More »

Turnitin Study Reveals Types of Comments Left by Instructors on Student Papers

Turnitin announced the results of a new study analyzing instructor feedback on 2,093,396 student papers submitted through GradeMark, the Turnitin online grading tool. The study found that while instructors have accepted online grading as mainstream, they are finding the same types of grammatical and compositional errors across secondary and post-secondary grade levels. Read More »

Atomic Learning Teams Up with Geek Squad

Atomic Training, the consumer division of Atomic Learning, Inc., and Best Buy's Geek Squad today announced an agreement that will provide millions of Geek Squad Tech Support members exclusive access to a new online library of more than 60,000 tech training tutorials. Read More »

SETDA Announces New Strategic Plan

The State Educational Technology Directors Association announced today key initiatives of its newly adopted Strategic Plan ... which positions SETDA and its members as central to leading the transformation of K-12 education by advancing effective educational technology policy and practice. Read More »

Epson Intros $99 or Less Projector Replacement Lamps

Epson demonstrates its ongoing commitment to education by announcing new lower prices for K-12 education-focused projector replacement lamps. Compatible with two dozen of Epson's award-winning projectors, the replacement lamps are available for $99 or less exclusively for Brighter Futures® customers. Read More »

Qualcomm, AAAS and kajeet Collaborate on Active Explorer Mobile Learning Project

A web-based learning platform developed and piloted by AAAS with funding from Wireless Reach, Active Explorer uses smartphones and mobile broadband connectivity, provided by kajeet, to engage children in collecting, interpreting and sharing science-related data, increasing interest in science and helping acquire 21st century skills in the process. Read More »

New Parent Portal Announced for My Big Campus

Lightspeed Systems announce the new Parent Portal feature of the classroom collaboration tool. Coming this month, the new Parent Portal and associated parent accounts will enhance school-home communication and encourage real-time engagement between teachers, parents, and students-transforming My Big Campus from a safe social collaboration tool to a complete classroom Learning Management System (LMS). Read More »

BenQ's Next-Generation SmartEco™ Projectors To Ship

BenQ America Corp. announced that its next-generation MS517, MX518, and MW519 SmartEco™ projectors for small- to medium-sized spaces will be available at the end of October. The new projectors combine stunning image quality with support for 3D Blu-ray™ via HDMI® 1.4 and NVIDIA® 3DTV Play™ (MW519) for home entertainment, business, and education applications. Read More »

Parchment Enhances e-Transcript Platform with Analytics Tools

Parchment Inc. announced major updates to Docufide® by Parchment™, the industry-leading e-Transcript exchange platform, and Parchment.com, where learners can create personal credentials accounts. With the product release, the Docufide platform features new tools that further streamline processes for thousands of high schools and colleges, impacting millions of transcripts delivered during the college application cycle. Read More »

Lightspeed Systems Announces New IT Focused Blog

Lightspeed Systems' VP of Product Development, Rob Chambers, is bringing his vast product knowledge and educational technology expertise to readers with his new blog, Tech Talk. With a goal of reaching customers and non-customers alike, Tech Talk aims to provide clarity and generate discussion on pain points faced by district technology leaders and overall edtech industry news. Read More »