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Tales2Go Unveils Desktop Version of Award-Winning Mobile Audio Book App

Educators and students alike will now have the flexibility to access thousands of audio books and stories from leading storytellers and publishers on desktops and laptops in addition to Apple mobile devices such as iPads, iPod Touches and iPhones.

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New Videos: School Wellness Solutions From Other Districts


Discover solutions for your district. Superintendents discuss fresh ideas about school nutrition and wellness.

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LightRaise from SMART Technologies.


Now you can bring learning to life with vibrant, engaging, interactive content on almost any surface. Watch the 20-minute LightRaise overview.

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Reportlinker.com Announces New Market Research Report on Global Interactive Whiteboard Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) in Thousand Units and US$ Million. The global market is analyzed by the following End-Use Segments: Education, and Others (Including Corporate and Government Sectors), while the regional markets are analyzed as a consolidated whole with no granular level breakup offered by end-use segment.

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Digital Wish Works With Dell to Expand Youth Learning

Manchester Center, VT - August 31, 2012 - Digital Wish has been selected as a recipient of a 2012 Dell Powering the Possible grant. Digital Wish will receive funding in the form of cash grants and equipment donations to leverage technology and further the organization's mission of providing a brighter future for underserved youth.

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Next Big Idea Fest Inspires Science & Technology Careers Among Youth

LOS ALAMOS, NM — September 1, 2012 — A group of 13 Proctor and Gamble (P&G) engineers who call themselves Team Cheaparral are bringing their highly publicized Cheaparral 2J-2 Corvette to the Next Big Idea Festival, which takes place in Los Alamos, New Mexico on Sept. 15. Along with the Corvette, known as the “sucker Vette,” Team Cheaparral wants to bring young people up to speed on why the fields of technology, science and engineering are “cool.”

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Five Questions for Michelle Rhee

Michelle A. Rhee, the former schools chancellor in Washington, D.C., is now pushing education reform through her organization Students First— and continuing to annoy the teachers’ unions along the way.

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School Supply, Book Drawings for Clinton Library Users in September

Children who use their library card at the Clinton Public Library in September can enter a drawing to win a backpack full of school supplies, and adults can win a tote bag filled with books, a press release said.

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NYC Takes Fat Out of School Lunches and Leaves Students With Too Few Calories

Worried that children were losing the war on obesity, New York City began to slim down its school lunch offerings several years ago, replacing fries with baked potato strips and introducing nonfat chocolate milk, whole grain pasta and salad bars, among other tweaks.

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Three Ways the Xbox is Going to Change Education

Can the Xbox (and Kinect) change the way we deliver online education? We often view the Xbox as more of a gaming device than anything else. The primary purpose of the Xbox has been to bring such into your living room. Add the Kinect and you get a great gaming experience. However, Microsoft has been expanding the uses of its device to include movies, television, and social networking. In short, the Xbox has become more than a gaming device, it has become the living room gateway to much more. Rumors have been floating about that Microsoft will be adding internet browsing, Skype, and much more to further its "gateway" mission. As these new features are brought on board, I would suggest to you that the Xbox can be utilized as an educational tool, rather than just gaming and entertainment. There are three ways I would suggest such and there are through communication, social learning, and immersion education (yes... I made the last one up, but it applies.) Let's take a look at how these will work.

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