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  • 5 Ways To Enhance Instruction with Digital Narratives

    Over the last decade, advances in technology have made dreams of ubiquitous access to digital media a reality, both on the Web and off. From inexpensive cameras to iPods to cell phones to integrated Webcams, capturing, editing, and sharing digital audio and video has become push-button easy. And that, according to University of Central Florida (UCF) professors Robert Kenny and Glenda Gunter, is good news for K-12 educators. More
  • IT Budgets, Spending Set for Rebound as CIOs Realign Priorities

    Worldwide IT spending and IT department budgets across public and private sectors are set to make something of a comeback following 2009's drastic declines. Further, all major segments in IT are expected to see positive growth in 2010, according to two separate reports released this week by market research firm Gartner Inc.More
  • NJ District Expands Bandwidth To Boost Educational Opportunities

    Howell Township Public Schools of Howell, NJ is expanding its network bandwidth and moving to a fiber-based system for netowrk and telecommunications. Optimum Lightpath will be providing Internet and telephone service for the district.More
  • Missouri District Streamlines Employee Searches

    Lebanon R-III School District of Lebanon, MO, has shown that, in tough economic times, smaller districts can benefit from advanced technology as much as large districts. The district has successfully used Netchemia's SchoolRecruiter hiring management software to streamline its new employee searches.More
  • SAIC Launches Program To Support, Inspire STEM Education

    Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has launched a new program "to help inspire, engage and educate students in K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education." And to seal its commitment, the company has formed strategic partnerships with two major nonprofits with demonstrated results in STEM education, FIRST and Project Lead the Way (PLTW), and has invested $1 million to sponsor the two organizations.More
  • Teach for America To Receive $500,000 Infusion

    Teach for America, a national nonprofit that specializes in recruiting talented educators for high-need regions and schools, will receive a $500,000 contribution from petroleum giant ExxonMobil, the company announced earlier this month.More
  • dataMetrics Debuts Web-Based Reporting Tool

    dataMetrics has released a Web-based reporting tool to track and analyze assessment data in K-12 schools. More
  • EBSCO Launches Next Generation Library Search Service

    EBSCO Publishing has released EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), an advanced indexing system for all the resources contained in a library or other data-intensive institution that produces a more comprehensive and customized index of all data and full-text content than the existing standard.More
  • Oklahoma School Districts Unify Administrative Systems

    Two districts in Oklahoma are turning to ERP to help overhaul their administrative processes. Union Public Schools and Muskogee Public Schools this week went public with plans to deploy the Munis Enterprise Resource Planning suite from Tyler Technologies.More
  • Siemens Pushes Back Deadline for Sustainability Challenge

    Siemens has announced a change in the submission deadline for students in grades K through 5 for its "We Can Change the World" Challenge, a nationwide competition, presented in partnership with Discovery Education, for elementary and middle school students and their teachers and mentors.More