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Amazon launches e-textbook publisher for educators

Amazon is rolling out a new e-textbook publishing service specifically for educators. Called Kindle Direct Publishing EDU, the self-publishing platform lets teachers create texts by marking up existing PDFs, which can be turned into textbooks that can be uploaded to the platform and shared with students on a range of computers and mobile devices, such as iPads and Android tablets. “Kindle Textbook Creator makes it easy for anyone to take any PDF and create a richly featured and widely available eTextbook,” said Chuck Kronbach, Director, Kindle Direct Publishing. “We look forward to seeing how authors use the new tool and getting their...

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HP technology solutions aim to boost outcomes

As part of an effort to produce meaningful outcomes for students, teachers, and communities through the use of technology, HP has introduced assessment technology, hardware products, software bundles,…

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Common Core, BYOD, assessments among districts’ budget priorities

An annual report based on two large-scale surveys of education decision-makers reveals that school technology budgets are growing stronger, school leaders are seeking Common Core-aligned instructional materials, and…

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Google launches Classroom app

Google Classroom users have another way to access the tool with the Jan. 14 launch of the Classroom app for both Android and iOS. Teachers also have two new…

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FCC urges tech industry to reinvent textbooks, teaching

On the heels of its Dec. 19 decision to raise internet connectivity funding for schools by $1.5 billion, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urged Silicon Valley to couple…

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Toshiba unveils 2-in-1 detachable PC

Toshiba’s Business Solutions Division (BSD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., recently announced the Portege Z20t, a versatile premium 2-in-1 detachable PC with high-precision pen input…

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NYC rescinds school cell phone ban

A Bloomberg-era ban on students possessing cell phones in New York City public schools is being lifted, the Department of Education said on Jan. 7. Under the policy shift,…

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Lack of home internet access hinders students with school-provided iPads

Replacing some Hamilton County students' textbooks with iPads was a move intended to boost faltering public education performance. Tablets were more engaging that their printed predecessors, and they opened…

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Discovery Ed launches Math Techbook

Digital content and PD provider Discovery Education officially unveiled its Math Techbook, a digital textbook designed to promote lasting student proficiency. Math Techbook, the latest addition to the company’s…

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itslearning launches new mobile app

In order to help students be better prepared for learning and improve teacher-student communication, itslearning has created a mobile app for iPhones and Android phones. Available for free…

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School buses bring Wi-Fi to impoverished families

Near the shore of the murky Salton Sea in the Southern California desert, a bus drives up to West Shores High School each day with a critical connection:…

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Navigating the New E-rate

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In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

Mac to School

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…