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Tech project changed how we view our librarians

Project Connect is a panel of school leaders from Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska working to connect the library, classroom and administration through information technologies. Learning to collaborate and merge skills and expertise is crucial to ensuring the right resources are in place in order to create change and provide the best learning environments for the students.

Cadaver lab gives students in-depth STEM experience

A lab where advanced biology students get a hands-on experience of medical science by dissecting human bodies is available to seven Illinois high schools. The hope is the program, the first of its kind in the state, will encourage students to explore medicine, dentistry or other STEM fields

intelliVOL platform picked by Connecticut district

intelliVOL's x2VOL has been selected by New Haven Public Schools and New Haven Promise to track and verify their students' 25,000 service hours a year. With x2VOL, school administrators can monitor activities, post opportunities, track and approve their students’ volunteer hours, service learning projects and connect nonprofits more closely to schools.

Teachley launches second educational math app for iPad

Teachley, a New York-based edtech company, has launched its second educational iPad app. Mt. Multiplis teaches complex multiplication strategies to third through fifth grade students through a playful game and is available free for iPad.

Blended Schools Network acquired by Sibling Group

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. has finalized the acquisition of Blended Schools Network (BSN). BSN will operate as an independent business unit. Currently, BSN serves over 160 school districts and has developed over 190 online courses, 15,000 lessons, 12,000 videos and over 8,000 modules.

Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education partner on manufacturing careers website

Alcoa Foundation and Discovery Education launched Manufacture Your Future, a new online destination designed to inspire thousands of students in grades 6-12 to take the first step towards exploring and pursuing today’s manufacturing careers. The program provides educators, guidance counselors, students and families with resources about post-secondary manufacturing career opportunities. 

Lineup unveiled for inaugural EdTekTalks at ISTE 2014

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE ) has unveiled the lineup for its inaugural EdTekTalks at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta. Five thought leaders from beyond the world of ed tech, including futurists, designers and social entrepreneurs, will deliver mini-keynotes on June 30.

2014 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

July 14–17, 2014

Santa Fe, N.M.

NAESP 2014 Conference

July 10–12, 2014

Nashville, Tenn.

ISTE 2014

June 28–July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.