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Blended Schools Network MOOC - Building K-12 Professional Peer Networks

Blended Schools Network (BSN) will be using SoftChalk Cloud and the Google Plus platform to deliver a new massive open online course (MOOC) on “Today’s Blended Teacher: A MOOC made for Community and Curation.” The course is designed for educators who wish to improve their knowledge of quality blended learning and improve the quality of their existing content while growing their K-12 professional peer network. Read More »

CENIC's CalRENTraffic Doubles in 2013

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) today announced a record-breaking year for the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), the advanced network serving California's K-20 research and education communities and thus providing high-performance connectivity to over 10 million Californians every day. Read More »

Lightspeed Systems Wants to Help Schools Go Mobile

Lightspeed Systems recognizes that along with the educational opportunities of mobile devices, implementation and safety challenges exist for both IT staff and teachers. The company’s most recent information guide, Mobile Learning in Today’s Schools, helps schools achieve anytime, anywhere learning with proven strategies and best practices for successful mobile programs. Read More »

Schoolwires To Redesign Flipped Learning Network Website

The Flipped Learning Network (FLN) has selected Schoolwires to redesign and host its website, creating a feature- and resource-rich site that better reflects the focus of the organization. FLN chose Schoolwires as its provider because of the company's knowledge of the K-12 market and its reputation for excellent customer service. Read More »

Alexander Street To Enhance Library Software

Alexander Street Press has sponsored Georgia-based Equinox Software, Inc. in the development of new enhancements to its Evergreen Open Source ILS library software. Equinox is recognized as the international leader in Evergreen support, migrations, and software development. Read More »

2013 Smithsonian Online Education Series

"From Where I Stand," two online education conferences April 10 and May 8, will bring this rich aspect of American history into classrooms everywhere. Hosted by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the program features Smithsonian historians, curators and educators, who will highlight relevant museum collections, respond to participant questions and present free digital-learning resources. Read More »

Partnership Encourages Collaboration on Using iPads in the Special Ed

The iPad has been an inspiration for students with special needs and Atomic Learning recognizes the impact the mobile device has had on these students. To further the impact, the online PD provider recently developed a partnership to offer the "Intro to the iPad for Students with Special Needs" Atomic Catalyst course through Tech&Learning University at a discount to its readers. Read More »

MOOC on “Digital Learning Transition” for District Leaders

Enrollment has opened for a first-of-its-kind Massive Online Open Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed). Titled “Digital Learning Transition,” the free course will examine how the effective use of digital learning can help school districts meet educational challenges, including implementing college- and career-ready standards for all students and preparing teachers to make effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Read More »

Lightspeed Technologies Develops Breakthrough Tool for Small Group Instruction

Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider of classroom audio, unveiled the Flexcat small group instruction system earlier this week at the ASCD Conference. Teachers are now able to identify precious learning moments as they differentiate instruction, have the ability to observe more than one group at a time, quickly redirect off-task behaviors, and encourage student collaboration across multiple groups. Read More »

HITN Launches Research-Based Digital Resources for Preschoolers

The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) Early Learning Collaborative announced two new tablet-based Pocoyo PlaySets, designed to provide fun and engaging experiences for young children as they develop English language, reading and math skills. The mission of this project is to provide preschoolers with experiences that will help close the achievement gap between economically advantaged and disadvantaged children. Read More »