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School Improvement Network Releases Observation 360 Version 1.5 with Prescriptive Technology

The new version of Observation 360 recommentds training videos based on classroom observation results and is compatible with iPhones, iPad, Android phone and tablets. New features include the ability to watch PD 360 videos on the iPad, assign a target completion date and link up to three videos per question.

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Learn 360 Introduces Two New Innovative Series

Learn360.com, an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, announces its newest series additions: Math Park and Write Right. Both series demonstrate innovative learning methods and strategies through streaming video with engaging characters and interactive concepts.

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Sunburst Launches English Spanish Success

Sunburst announces the launch of its newest brand of digital instructional solutions: “English Spanish Success- ESS!”. ESS! is designed for the growing demand from educational communities looking for academic achievement solutions promoting student expectations for their Spanish heritage speaking learners.

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Curriculum Associates Launches BRIGANCE Transition Skills Activities

Designed to develop middle and high school special education students’ skills in key transition areas, Curriculum Associates’ new BRIGANCE Transition Skills Activities delivers data-driven instruction to support students’ transition services needs. With 35 lessons covering four skill areas, it helps districts meet IDEA requirements around transition planning.

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NetSupport Responds to the Technology Demands of 21st Century Education

NetSupport recently announced updates to two of its core education solutions. NetSupport Protect 2 provides a secure, reliable and productive computer environment ideal for shared use systems. NetSupport Assist, classroom instruction and monitoring software for Linux and Mac platforms, provides teachers with a combination of monitoring, presentation and collaboration tools that help with the effective delivery of computer-led lessons.

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Pearson CloudConnect Now Available for Google Apps for Education

Pearson's automated identity management tool, CloudConnect, is now available for Google Apps for Education, a free suite of hosted email and collaboration applications for schools. For more than a year, schools have turned to CloudConnect to simplify and automate Microsoft Office 365 for education (Live@edu) account set-up and deletion.

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Epson Announces Four New Short Throw Projectors and Interactive Module for K12 Classrooms

Epson introduced the Epson PowerLite 420, 425W, 430, and 435W, four bright and affordable short throw projectors, and BrightLink Solo 3, a new optional interactive module that makes any flat projection surface interactive at an affordable price ($499). Starting at $949*, the new projectors are designed for the K12 classroom. 

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Promethean Releases Next-Generation Learner Response System

Promethean launched its next generation Learner Response System (LRS), ActivExpression2, earlier this week. This latest mobile handheld device has a QWERTY keyboard and a complete set of math equations to boost assessment for learning activities in math and science classes.

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ClassLink Unveils LaunchPad Instructional Desktop View

ClassLink recently released LaunchPad – Instructional Desktop View, which is cloud-based and delivers a course-centered, flexible learning experience for all students. With LaunchPad schools have a seamless yet customizable desktop for their K12 classrooms and can easily deliver it to any internet-capable device a student may bring to class.

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Voyager Hosts Complimentary Webinar Featuring Education Author John Woodward, Ph.D.

Voyager, a member of Cambium Learning Group serving at-risk and special student populations, will host a complimentary, one-hour webinar featuring education author, John Woodward, Ph.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time.

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