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2012-09-19 02:37:46

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Sense Media, the national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, today announced a partnership with Edmodo, the free and secure K-12 social learning network. The partnership provides teachers with a set of student activities based on Common Sense Media's free K-12 curriculum, "Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture," for the Edmodo platform. The curriculum...

2012-07-10 06:23:54

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Zaner-Bloser and Thoughtful Learning announced their partnership to deliver Inquire--a research-based, cross-curricular guide for 21st century learning--to the classroom. To meet the growing demands of today's schools, students must become adept at thinking creatively and critically, collaborating with peers, navigating technology, and retaining and analyzing information. And in the workforce, managers frequently rate these skills as some...

2012-06-05 02:32:19

PROVO, Utah, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ParentLink® today announced the release of its latest product, ParentLink 9. The result of months of development and partnerships with districts around the country, ParentLink 9 is a dramatic step forward in parent and community relationship management. Educators have long sought ways to create "educational communities," where the various stakeholders in a child's education are all brought together to provide the support needed. ParentLink 9 gives...

2011-04-16 00:00:28

netTrekker poised for continued growth with the expansion of its unique suite of digital resources and tools that meet the critical needs of educators and students. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 igotta, a new product from netTrekker, provides a virtual workspace, unlike any other on the market, for students to find, analyze, organize, and use information to complete a wide-range of school assignments, while developing the skills they need to be college and career ready. With the...

2010-06-28 16:30:00

DENVER, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- An increased use of technology in the classroom by K-12 teachers yields a perceived positive impact on student learning, engagement and the development of 21st century skills, according to the study Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths. The report was released today by The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University during the International Society for Technology in Education annual conference and...

2010-05-05 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey being presented today at a Congressional briefing highlights administrators' concerns and districts' barriers to providing 21st century learning environment. A common thread documented in the study is the need to have an effective technology infrastructure. The 2009 Speak Up Survey was conducted by Project Tomorrow and sponsored by Schoolwires. In the national survey of more than 368,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers and...

2010-04-26 09:40:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- "My classroom is more diverse than ever before. How can I be sure that I'm teaching and motivating all of my students to read?" This question is echoed by teachers everywhere as they struggle with achievement gaps, resources that aren't age- and grade-appropriate for all of their students, and issues with classroom management. To help teachers more effectively reach a new generation of readers, McGraw-Hill Education's Literacy and Humanities Center is...

2010-03-16 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey of more than 368,000 K-12 students, parents, teachers and administrators documents the increasingly significant digital disconnect between the values and aspirations of students about how technology can improve the learning process and student outcomes, and the practices of teachers and administrators who are less comfortable with using technology in the classroom. The findings of the 2009 Speak Up Survey, conducted by Project...

2010-01-25 14:05:00

In the news release, Microsoft and the Corporation for National and Community Service Launch New Initiative to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom, issued 25-Jan-2010 by Microsoft Corp. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that an additional paragraph should be inserted into the content of the release following the fifth paragraph. The complete, corrected release follows: Microsoft and the Corporation for National and Community Service Launch New Initiative to Promote...

2010-01-25 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Microsoft Corp. and the Corporation for National and Community Service announced six schools -- from California, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia -- have been selected to participate in the Service & Technology Academic Resource Team (START). The initiative recognizes the leadership shown by students and teachers in schools across America who are working together in meaningful ways to revitalize...