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Newsela Beta delivers leveled, nonfiction texts that build literacy skills

Newsela helps students climb the staircase of reading complexity from elementary through high school by providing daily news articles written at five levels of difficulty.

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Blackboard launches Mosaic, a new approach to mobile apps for schools

Mosaic is the only solution in the education space that enables institutions to implement data once, and deploy separate native apps across all major platforms including iOS® and Android™, as well as Mobile Web. With Mosaic, institutions can choose from 14 readily available features, add custom data, and create a unique interface to match their brand. With the click of a button, the platform’s backend validates data and transforms it into a robust mobile app in minutes.

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New Mimio software upgrades help educators make the most of Common Core guidelines, mobile devices

Launched this week at ISTE 2013, the MimioMobile™ 2 mobile application and MimioStudio™ 11 classroom software will be available for download in early September.

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Pearson introduces the OpenClass Exchange

With a focus on Open Educational Resources (OER) and institutional content, the OpenClass Exchange allows educators to search and access born-digital course collections developed from eTextbooks, course resources, modules and other educational content such as assessments, videos and more.

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Atlona now shipping new family of HDBaseT extenders

Designed to provide the ultimate in HD connectivity to both residential and commercial applications over a common connector cable, the HDBaseT extender family offers higher resolutions at longer distances, Power over Category cable (PoCc), and multiple control options.

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Extron introduces PoleVault Digital Classroom AV Systems for HDMI and VGA

At the heart of these systems is a switcher/amplifier that meets ENERGY STAR® requirements for AV products and includes two Extron-exclusive power saving modes designed to lower energy usage and reduce operating costs.

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Good teaching transforms the future

The approach gives teachers concrete, practical strategies they can use from their first day of teaching and hone throughout their careers.

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Bretford introduces new high-capacity charging cart for iPad and iPad mini

The new cart offers a simple and practical charging system, making it ideal for schools, training facilities and other organizations with large deployments of iOS devices.

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Follett Pre-K12 Businesses unify to offer educators more integrated education solutions

To better serve educators with a full range of solutions that drive efficiency as well as student success, Follett is re-aligning its businesses to provide one point of contact for administrators, IT professionals, librarians, curriculum coordinators and teachers.

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Grand Prairie ISD to deliver largest professional development event in school history in partnership with Discovery Education

On August 15 and 16, nearly 90 members from the Discovery Education team will conduct professional development sessions to support Grand Prairie’s 2,400 educators in utilizing digital resources and proven instructional practices to enhance student learning.

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