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Lightpath Awards $75,000 To Help N.J. Schools Deploy Educational Technology

Nine New Jersey schools will have the opportunity to roll out ambitious new technology-driven learning programs as a result of $75,000 in grants announced by Lightpath®, a market leader in Ethernet-based communication solutions for New York metropolitan area businesses.

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MultiTouch Introduces Hybrid Tracking for MultiTaction Touch Displays

MultiTouch Ltd. today announced its new Hybrid Tracking technology integrated with its MultiTaction® interactive displays. The new feature from MultiTouch is the first optical multi-touch technology in the industry that is immune to external lighting conditions, expanding opportunities for interactive display installations in public spaces.

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Mazin Education Wins Statewide Assessment Contract in Indiana

Educational software developer Mazin Education has been selected to administer Career and Technical Education (CTE) course assessments for the state of Indiana.

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Dig-It! Games Turns Kids into Archaeologists with New Mayan Mysteries Interactive Game

Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of educational, interactive learning games founded by a former archaeologist and middle school teacher, has released Mayan Mysteries, a new one-of-a-kind puzzle-based game that takes kids on an exciting journey through history to learn about the ancient Maya civilization.

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eInstruction Announces Winners of Flip Your Classroom Makeover Video Contest

eInstruction, a global education software and technology company, announced the three grand-prize winners of its sixth annual Flip Your Classroom – eInstruction Classroom Makeover Contest.

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Algebra for the Urban Student: Teacher Calls on Real-World Experience to Make Math Easy and Fun.

When Canaa Lee started teaching math at Little Rock Central High School, she knew she had her work cut out. With many students struggling with both literacy and numeracy, understanding mathematical concepts proved a challenge at best.

Lauren Williams's picture's New '4 Dice' Math App Introduces a Fun Way for Children to Learn Fractions on an iPhone or iPad

Fractions are a learning sore spot for many students. Learning them thoroughly is important for math proficiency from upper-elementary school all the way through college.

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Central Park Elementary School Wins $15,000 in New Tablets for Students

Central Park Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana was announced the winner in the Screens for Schools grants program from 3M and was awarded $15,000 in new tablets for their classrooms. Vanessa Powers, a 4th grade math teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay explaining why the school was in need of new technology and how the new tablets would change the school for the better.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Makers & Tinkerers

Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures.

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East Asian Countries Lead Achievement in Mathematics, Science, and Reading

Students from Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong were top performers in fourth grade mathematics, followed by Chinese Taipei and Japan, according to results released today by IEA and the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College.