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Mimio introduces free lesson plans and activities to boost collaborative learning

he company’s new Collaborate to the Core! guide and MimioStudio classroom software Collaborate Lesson Sample Pack provide collaborative learning activities for math, language arts, science, and social studies.

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US education technology company fosters ‘special relationship’ with UK software specialists to boost animation in schools

A joint project from Kudlian and Aardman, the Oscar-winning creators of Wallace & Gromit, Animate It is an intuitive software package that enables students of all ages to create their own professional, stop-motion animated movie.

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Honeywell and NASA launch hip-hop physics show for middle school students in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area

Using live actors, hip-hop songs, music videos, interactive scientific demonstrations and video interviews with scientists and engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the FMA Live! show teaches Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Laws of Gravity.

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Education Networks of America chooses Aerohive Technology to build managed wi-fi service for schools

In building its ENA Air offering, ENA evaluated many Wi-Fi vendors and selected Aerohive for its controller-less expertise and rich features. Powered by Aerohive’s high-performance Wi-Fi technology, ENA Air provides a reliable, scalable and secure connectivity to empower 21st-century learning.

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ProProfs survey software launches Themes & Survey library

The custom themes feature is useful for building a branded survey that match a website or blog design. New question types such as ranking type question help in understanding customer preferences ranked over a list of answer choices.

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New content in Discovery Education services enhances students’ global perspective on current events

These new partnerships further enhance Discovery Education Streaming, Discovery Education Streaming Plus, and Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook with custom-built news programs, documentary films, and other dynamic digital resources that use current, real-time, global events to bring instruction to life.

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Conner High School students significantly improve ACT scores after using reading assistant from Scientific Learning Corp.

After using the online reading tool for an average of four months, 89 percent of students achieved significant increases in their ACT Reading scores and 33 percent tested out of the intervention by reaching the ACT benchmark score.

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Kajeet provides universal internet access to Detroit Public Schools

The portable Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling students to have access to essential academic and education resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere, are currently being deployed in eight schools as part of the district’s take-home Netbook program.

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Mind Research Institute honors Marian Bergeson, Cisco, PwC, students and educators who are breaking the barrier' in math education

The nonprofit MIND Research Institute will present its highest honor, the Gordon L. Shaw Lifetime Achievement Award, to former California State Secretary of Education Marian Bergeson this month.

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Schools adopt and integrate eBooks at an accelerating rate

School digital library websites powered by OverDrive have shown substantial growth in interaction since the rollout of functionality and design enhancements began in August.

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