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SparkFun Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Education Tour

SparkFun Electronics is embarking upon a nationwide education tour in 2013 and is leveraging the power of the Kickstarter fundraising platform to secure funding for the initiative. SparkFun's Department of Education ( looks to build upon the success of two coastal education tours it conducted in 2012 by continuing to ignite the passion for learning, playing and creating in learning centers across the U.S. Read More »

67% of PreK-12 eBooks Purchased from Follett

A recently released survey of electronic book penetration and use among PreK-12 school libraries revealed that 67 percent of the Pre-K-12 schools that purchase eBooks buy them from Follett. The third annual Library Journal survey determined that FollettShelf remains the top vendor tapped by elementary schools and middle schools for eBooks. Read More »

Lightspeed Systems Announces Mobile Learning Essentials for iOS

For schools using Apple devices, Lightspeed Systems now offers Mobile Learning Essentials, which combines the essential elements of a mobile learning program into a single solution. Read More »

Atomic Learning Releases Various CS6 Technique-Specific Training Series

Atomic Learning has expanded its training collection to include tutorials on several CS6 technique-specific training. Also included in this release is training on Canvas as well as Angel 8.0 training for students, iPad iOS6 training, and more. To see all of the updates to the Atomic Integrate solution, please visit Read More »

K12 Inc. Delivers First in Series of Personalizeable Online Content

K12 Inc.announced it has launched the first in a series of content available through the PEAK12TM Library, a new tool that enables instructors to quickly and easily personalize online courses for individual students, groups, classes, schools or districts. The PEAK12 Library now includes 5,500 lessons from the A+nyWhere Learning SystemR (A+LS) by K12(R), .... Read More »

New OverDrive App Taps Power of Windows 8

OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows 8 enables users to enjoy EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks on computers and mobile devices running Windows 8 and Windows RT. OverDrive supplies eBooks, audiobooks and other digital content to more than 19,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Read More »

SchoolReach Celebrates 10 Years as School Notification System Provider

SchoolReach, a leading automated parent notification service used by public, private and parochial schools throughout the United States, is celebrating two important milestones: its 10 year anniversary and the three-and-a-half millionth broadcast sent through its system. Read More »

My Big Campus Partners with NROC To Deliver Free Content

Lightspeed Systems is pleased to announce a new partnership with the NROC project to deliver full courses and media-rich learning objects on its social learning platform, My Big Campus. The NROC project focuses on new models of digital content development, delivery, and use, and My Big Campus is excited to offer these high-quality digital media resources to its users. Read More »

OH District Launches Innovative Blended Model of Education

Springfield City School District is pleased to launch OnCourse Online Learning as a new education option for students living in Clark County and throughout the state of Ohio. Springfield City School District is the first school district in the state to pursue a blended model of education. Through OnCourse, students in grades K-12, with their advisors and at home support, now have the ability to create a personalized education solution to meet their individual needs and goals. Read More »

HMH’s iBooks Textbooks Bring History to Life

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced today that its innovative iBooks textbooks are now available and bringing an interactive dimension to high schools across the country. Currently on the iBookstore(SM), both social studies texts are co-branded with HISTORY®, a division of global media content provider A&E Television Networks (AETN). Read More »