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Textbooks cost too much? Startup offers alternative

The tool, Skyepack, just launched as a "freemium" product. Users can create and distribute their initial digital packs - which are a hybrid between an e-book and a mobile application - at no cost. Additional publishing space can be added for a fee.

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CDW announces “Total Mobility Management” to help mid-size organizations simplify the mobility maze

CDW Total Mobility Management simplifies day-to-day and long-term management of devices, apps and data – whether an organization’s program includes employer-owned or employee-owned mobile devices or both – integrating mobile technologies across IT networks and operations.

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Winslow Township School District equips elementary schools with Mimioboards

The board, which integrates seamlessly with all MimioClassroom teaching technologies, comes fully equipped with the renowned MimioStudio™ classroom software, and supports both wired and wireless operation.

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Award-winning, web-based math learning solution launches new features and upgrades for back to school

The most widely-used, web-based math learning solution for remedial math in the country, Think Through Math was developed by teachers and technologists to help students prepare for Common Core State Standards and accelerate math learning.

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ASCD debuts new educational leadership app and releases free digital issue on summer planning

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has launched a new app that delivers Educational Leadership (EL) magazine content to iPad®, iPhone®, Kindle Fire®, and Android tablets and smartphones.

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New bundle package from Follett and Absolute Software provides K12 districts with a complete asset management solution

Loss of expensive technology tools can be a thing of the past for K-12 districts that use the new bundle package presented by Follett and Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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New early childhood app Chatty Kidz combines cutting edge interaction with real-time collaboration technology to keep children engaged

Confronted with the difficult task of keeping his children engaged during Skype conversations, Ken came up with Chatty Kidz to create an interactive and collaborative environment where the entire family can contribute to the child's learning from anywhere in the world.

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Exacq announces integration of Retail 20/20 from Agilence with exacqVision Video Management System

The exacqVision VMS software is fully integrated into the Retail 20/20 user interface, allowing users to quickly and efficiently identify potential losses without having to move between different applications.

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University study shows attention and behavior problems can be improved: major decreases after just five hours of drug-free training

The key advance here is that by using the Focus and Alertness neurofeedback (brainwave biofeedback) of the Peak Achievement Trainer, highly effective brain training was accomplished in a lot less time, a total of five hours--twelve sessions, only one a week, instead of the usual two or three.

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New study finds most teacher training is doomed to increase U.S. achievement gap

A recent study which assessed more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers and their admission standards, training and value found most teacher training lacking in proficiency based teaching strategies which could add to the U.S. achievement gap.

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