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Common Sense Media launches Digital Passport Mobile

The Digital Passport app features mini-games paired with videos that take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Students learn and advance through topic areas, collecting badges at their own pace, to ultimately earn their digital passports.

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Extron introduces new HDCP-compliant annotator with DTP extension

The HDCP-compliant Annotator 300 includes HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, a universal analog video input, and three simultaneous outputs including two HDMI and a DTP 230 twisted pair output.

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Cree breaks performance and affordability barriers for high bay luminaire market

Offering versatile mounting options for a quick and easy one-for-one replacement of up to 400-watt HID fixtures and multi-lamp fluorescent high bay luminaires, the CXB High Bay luminaire simplifies installation and reduces labor costs during its 70,000-hour rated lifetime.

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Andover Public Schools looking at data differently with geovisual technology

As the district continues to grow, attendance areas will evolve to meet the needs of families and manage facility capacity. GuideK12 allows administrators to create scenarios on an interactive map and instantly understand the impact of each proposal.

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More Kansas Schools selecting Lexia Reading Core5 to improve reading outcomes

The program provides elementary school students access to personalized reading instruction that is proven to accelerate the development of foundational reading skills and comprehension.

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Libraries and schools reach 102 million digital checkouts during record-breaking 2013

Available eBook and audiobook titles, website visitors, eBook discovery and digital checkouts all increased substantially over 2012.

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Teachers can engage learners through gaming with new book from ISTE

According to the authors, Wii activities can be engaging, student-friendly data production tools that generate scores, times, and rankings for students to explore and discuss in the mathematics classroom.

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TeacherVision’s 2014 Educators’ Calendar packed with classroom resources now available

Available as a printable to hang on the wall in the classroom, an interactive online tool or an RSS feed, all formats of the 2014 Educators’ Calendar feature clickable links to cross-curricular activities, lessons, worksheets and projects for every event.

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ASCD announces updates to free EduCore Common Core implementation tool

The tool—funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—is a virtual showcase of digital and Common Core–aligned professional development opportunities from ASCD, the Literacy Design Collaborative, Student Achievement Partners, the Math Design Collaborative, and other partners.

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Win a Wireless Lab: CDW-G and Discovery Education launch 12th-Annual K-12 Sweepstakes

The 2014 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes will award two schools $45,000 each in technology grants, including on-site professional development from CDW-G and Discovery Education and a $5,000 Discovery Education digital media reward.

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