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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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NMC launches free social media training for teachers — in Facebook

The mini-course requires 9-12 hours of participants’ time over a four week period and is targeted to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other 21st century discipline educators at the K-12 and undergraduate level.

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SMART enhances collaborative learning with new interactive displays

The introduction of these new products provides teachers and administrators with increased flexibility in display and projector options, and furthers the opportunities for classrooms to leverage existing products and infrastructure.

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Teachers College's Harlem Ivy Project wins $3.5 million additional federal funds

A grant of $1.173 million per year, renewable annually for up to three years for a total of up to $3.52 million, will enable Harlem Ivy to build on its successful programming and partnerships in three Harlem schools.

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Samsung announces availability of Samsung School Interactive Classroom Packages at ISTE 2013

Samsung also announced that Eloy Elementary School District of Arizona is among the first U.S. schools to license Samsung School, with 24 smart classrooms being outfitted for the 2013/2014 school year.

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Discovery Education supports Common Core implementation with an enhanced multimedia platform for K12 classrooms

Featuring hundreds of model lessons, performance tasks and custom assessments, the enhanced Discovery Education Streaming Plus engages students with unique interactive features and supports educators at all levels as they integrate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into classroom instruction.

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Educator productivity, student learning get boost with new mobile features in Follett’s Aspen SIS

With the October release of Aspen 5.0, the system’s new mobile features will give instructors unparalleled flexibility, allowing them to spend less time taking attendance and entering grades into a manual system, and freeing them to spend more one-on-one time with students to help drive learning.

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Bretford reveals iLab agile learning space research results

Through the support of Bretford, the independent co-educational PK-8 day school in Los Gatos, Calif. replaced its aging computer lab with an experimental, custom learning space called the Idea Laboratory or iLab.

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