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Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER

Penn State researchers have been piloting a technology that allows faculty (and students) to build e-textbooks algorithmically using keywords to gather together materials from open resources.

Shmoop Debuts Customizable Courses

Shmoop, a digital publisher, has launched customizable courses for K-12 classes.

Texas District Expands Use of Adaptive Reading Programs

Grand Prairie Independent School District is expanding use of two blended reading programs following a successful rollout at 30 schools last school year.

U.S. Government Commits to Expansion of OER in K-12

A month after naming its first open educational resources advisor, the U.S. Department of Education has affirmed that over the next year it intends to show American K-12 schools how to make the transition to openly licensed education materials and expand the use and availability of OER around the world.

EBSCO To Launch Platform for College, Career Prep

EBSCO has launched PrepStep, a new online platform designed to help students prepare for college and careers.

Ucodemy Launches Coding Ed Tool

Ucodemy, a company that provides resources for computer science education, has launched Itch, a version of Scratch with ready-to-use lessons.

Innovator: Bringing Blended Learning to Common Core

This month's innovator, Lisa Manross, discusses the value of blended and flipped learning in the context of Common Core.

Scientific Learning, Kiko Labs Partner on School Prep

Scientific Learning and Kiko Labs have partnered to release Kiko's Thinking Time, a new iPad app designed to help improve school readiness for pre-K learners.

SETDA Creates Digital Materials Acquisition Policy Portal

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has created a free, online portal designed to help school and district leaders implement digital instructional materials more effectively and efficiently.

Fremont Public Schools Expands Computer-Based Reading Programs

Fremont Public Schools in Michigan is expanding its implementation of a computer-based reading program after seeing positive results in its middle school.

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