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New App Turns Mobile Device Into Teaching Tool

Nearpod, which was released earlier this month, enables teachers to turn digital content into a collaborative learning experience using the Apple iPad. With this app, teachers can share lessons with every student's tablet, assess learning and give students feedback while they are working. Download Nearpod for free at the App store.

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Schools Must Increase Internet Speed

According to new research from State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), U.S. schools will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students by the 2014-15 school year to meet increasing demand for Web-based lessons and the growing number of mobile devices used in the classroom.

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Nominate a Product for the Readers' Choice Top 100 Award

Which products and services make a difference in your district? Nominate your favorite products by the deadline of Sept. 12 to be considered for the Reader's Choice Top 100 Products of 2012.

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Free Mobile Tech Pilot Program

Hatch, a leading provider of technology for early learning, is accepting applications through May 31 for a free pilot program of their mobile technology solution.

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A New Affordable Tablet for Education

Created specifically for students and teachers, the Unobook is a rugged, 8-inch multi-touch tablet that comes equipped with 16GB of Flash storage, extended life battery and dual cameras. It will be available exclusively through CDI Computers in May.

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School Improvement Network's Common Core Resource

To help teachers and administrators implement the Common Core, the educators at School Improvement Network released their popular Common Core webinar series to the public.

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Free Download of Adobe Photoshop CS6

Adobe is offering free downloads of Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta to any students, faculty and staff.

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Discovery Education Expands Digital Textbooks Series

Digital textbooks have gone mainstream thanks to interactive content that stimulates student curiosity and engages students in critical thinking. Next school year, Discovery Education is releasing digital textbooks for middle school social studies and high school science.

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With Budget Challenge, Districts Search for Cost-Effective Technology

Luidia Inc. conducted a survey of educators across the nation to learn about technology adoption goals and find out what is keeping schools from reaching their full potential with technology.

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What Can You Do to Set Yourself Apart as a CIO?

Classroom walkthroughs are one thing that make a difference in Mooresville N.C. Graded School District, a district that the U.S. Department of Education uses as a prime example of districts doing it right.

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