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EBSCO Introduces Flipster, a New Way to Access Digital Magazines

Flipster provides users easy access to digital magazines for online browsing via their desktops or any mobile device.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Oct 2014

Discovery Education Brings Back Leadership@Now Webinar Series

Providing an opportunity to interact with a range of leaders focused on critical topics in education and offered to educators at no cost, the next installment of this series kicks off October 20 at 7 p.m. ET with a conversation on leadership in the age of connectedness.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Oct 2014

PBS LearningMedia Expands Classroom Offerings With New Teacher tools and Student Portal

87,000 digital resources including 700+ newly translated Spanish language videos are now available.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2014

White House, Discovery Education Expand 'Of the People' Virtual Field Trip Series for Students Nationwide

Beginning on Constitution Day, "Of the People" launches its second year of interactive experiences for students on topics such as civics, history, STEM and more.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2014

Discovery Education, Science Channel Launch Epic Story

Epic Story gives students the opportunity to learn from a Science Channel producer and use cutting-edge digital tools to empower them to create and present their own stories.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Sep 2014

iTunes University

iTunes University provides free access to complete courses taught by instructors from leading universities and schools. It is also a web-based tool that lets educators build courses for their own students.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Sep 2014 - Sep/Oct 2014 Issue By

Discovery Education Announces New Content in Social Studies Techbook Series

The newest course, U.S. History II, covers the period from the Civil War to the present and together with other U.S. History offerings, it provides districts with more options for meeting their Social Studies requirements. Later this fall, Discovery Education will add an additional course, US History, Prehistory-Present.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2014

Discovery Education Adds Content from Its Family of Networks

Educators can now integrate popular series from Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet and American Heroes Channel into classroom instruction through Discovery Education's suite of digital education services including Discovery Education Streaming, Streaming Plus and Discovery Education Techbook series.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2014

Booktrack Promotes Platform to Create 'Soundtracks' to Complement Ebooks

Booktrack is a cloud-based platform that allows users to create soundtracks, or access ready-made soundtracks—complete with movie-like sound effects—that complement their reading selections. Booktrack synchronizes these movie-style soundtracks to ebooks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2014

Edgenuity Introduces New Courses for Back to School

Ranging from Algebra 1 and World History to specialized, career-oriented courses in computing and medicine, these new courses are designed to promote student inquiry, engagement and subject mastery, and to help students obtain the core skills they need to succeed in college and career.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jul 2014

WizIQ Announces WizIQ Learning Marketplace, Comprehensive Online Teaching System

The WizIQ Learning Marketplace enables students to choose from courses offered by thousands of instructors. Educators and organizations can create a comprehensive quality online course - with live or self-paced instruction - quickly, and teach any learner or employee anywhere in the world.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2014

Free Resources: Discovery Education's DENapalooza Tour PD Opportunities

The Discovery Educator Network's DENapalooza will visit 12 locations across the U.S. and Canada, providing attendees creative and effective ways to integrate 21st century technology into classroom instruction.
News/Free Resources - Posted 20 Mar 2014

THE PIPELINE: Preparing Our Schools for the BYOD World

As with one-to-one computing, the BYOD and mobile movements have arrived, are being scrutinized, and are showing mixed results. Proponent Stephen Abram suggests why, in pithy form! And, of course, he points the way to success going forward.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Mar 2014 - Mar/Apr 2014 Issue By

IDEA WATCH: Dissecting Ebooks and Libraries--An Evolving Market

In theory, ebooks can provide your students with easy access from all of their devices to reading material, writes Carolyn. But for libraries, there are all sorts of issues to be resolved in order to offer ebooks to our students. Developing an ebook collection is more fraught with questions than answers.
Column/Idea Watch - Posted 01 Mar 2014 - Mar/Apr 2014 Issue By

Belkin Unveils Portable Tablet Stage

The portable version of State transforms tablets or smart phones into interactive digital creation and presentation tools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Feb 2014

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Teaching and Learning the Ways of Our Brave New Digital World

There's a place for digital citizenship education throughout our school experience, from elementary to post-secondary. So this month, Victor has gathered some excellent resources on the subject of teaching this timely topic. Read 'em, use 'em. It's practically an educator's digital civic duty!
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Feb 2014 - Jan/Feb 2014 Issue By

Mobento Introduces New Video Player Interface, Apps for Viewing Its Free Online Video Library

The service includes Mobento Search, a key word search that analyzes the spoken word within videos to take users to the exact place in a video where the key words were spoken. By skipping right to the important part, educators can quickly discover the most relevant content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jan 2014

Blendspace

Blendspace is a tool that allows the user to employ videos, images, plain text, and URLs in creating multimedia presentations.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 27 Jan 2014 - Jan/Feb 2014 Issue By

THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Not Just for History--Primary Sources in the Science and Health Classroom

Primary sources are not just for history—they can enhance learning, questioning, and creative thinking in the science or health classroom as well. Mary Alice's quest to learn more about the fluoroscope led her to compile a primary source guide for those interested in the sciences.
Column/The New Media Center - Posted 27 Jan 2014 - Jan/Feb 2014 Issue By

Discovery Education, 3M Launch Discovery Education/3M Young Scientist Challenge

The nation's premier science competition for students in grades 5-8, the Challenge rewards students for their science acumen, demonstration of innovative thinking and communication skills. Through the Challenge, students have the opportunity to compete for $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist."
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jan 2014

SIIA Releases Qualitative Study on Mobile Learning

The results, gathered from interviews with nine educators, demonstrate the successes and difficulties faced by individual teachers in their integration of smart phones and tablets for educational purposes.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Dec 2013

Discovery Education Launches 'Of the People' Virtual Field Trip Series

Each webinar in the "Of the People" series will provide students and educators with a behind-the-scenes look at White House operations and an introduction to administration officials. Webinars will address topics that range from community service to climate change and from foreign policy to science and technology.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Dec 2013

Promethean Introduces ClassFlow Classroom Orchestration Tool

ClassFlow is a new learning platform for teachers designed to make lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more impactful.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2013

Cool Links: Edtech Digest on Epson's Free iProjection App

A nod and a Cool Link to Victor Rivero's Edtech Digest for noting this cool tool—Epson's free iProjection App.
News/Cool Links - Posted 25 Nov 2013

OverDrive Debuts Streaming Video Service to Libraries, Schools

The Streaming Video service is a way to instantly borrow from your library and watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2013

Discovery Education Announces Expanded Content Partnerships

Discoveryed has expanded content partnerships with some of the world's most respected producers, including MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, BBC Worldwide, and Rand McNally. These new partnerships add custom-built news programs, documentary films, and other dynamic digital resources that use current, real-time, global events to bring instruction to life.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2013

Scholastic Premieres “Math@Work: Math Meets Fashion” Web Series

The series is designed to connect classroom learning to exciting careers that students aspire to. "Math@Work: Math Meets Fashion" takes three students on a tour of designer Diane von Furstenberg's New York City studio to learn about the mathematical thinking and problem solving required in this career.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2013

Shmoop Launches ShmoopTube Educational Video Channel

Shmoop has created a one-of-a-kind video platform for its growing video content. Featuring hundreds of educational videos with a humorous bent on every subject including math, history, literature, and test prep, ShmoopTube helps teachers incite class discussions and students better understand tough concepts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2013

VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a cloud application that enables the user to create, upload, share, and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files, and videos. Five options (microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload) provide a commenting capacity on VoiceThread slides.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 06 Nov 2013 - Nov/Dec 2013 Issue By

Net Texts Content Management System

Net Texts is a series of textbooks and a management and development system intended to supplement or replace textbooks, thereby saving money and taking advantage of student fascination with and involvement in current technology.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 06 Nov 2013 - Nov/Dec 2013 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Meaningful Connections--What's New in the Social Media Sphere?

Victor offers up some excellent views on the current state and trajectory of social media in K-12 education. And he then connects you with a half dozen currently hot spaces, places, and tools you can use to leverage the concept.
Editorial/Features - Posted 06 Nov 2013 - Nov/Dec 2013 Issue By

Nepris Service Connects STEM Professionals, Students, and Curriculum

Nepris fires up students by showing them STEM professionals in action through highly interactive web-enabled video chat sessions.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2013

Cool Links: About Google's Launch of Connected Classrooms

Google has passed the word EVERYWHERE that it just launched Connected Classrooms, "a program to connect K-12 teachers with the resources to provide virtual field trips and exchanges through Google+."
News/Cool Links - Posted 04 Nov 2013

Creating a Safe Social Learning Environment to Improve Student Success

This issue focuses on social media in K-12, and this previously published article from the folks at Schoolwires so closely fit what we editors were looking for that we sought, and received, permission to republish it and expand its distribution.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2013 - Nov/Dec 2013 Issue By

EBSCO Releases Two Audiobook Subscription Collections

Audiobook Premier Collection and Audiobook Youth Collection have been added to EBSCO's audiobook subscription collections, which allow libraries to subscribe to a growing collection of audiobooks for an annual fee with additional titles added regularly at no additional cost.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2013

World Book Launches New Ebook Platform

Subscribers to World Book eBooks receive 24/7 unlimited simultaneous access to the entire collection, enabling school librarians and public librarians to offer World Book eBooks at all times to all users-no holds or waiting.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2013

Interview | Tim Springer: A New Mobile Approach to the Learning Space

Tim Springer (HERO, Inc.), Don Orth (director of technology at Hillbrook School), and Chris Petrick (Bretford Manufacturing) discuss what it takes to create a mobile world for an academic setting, the issues and challenges, advice on managing the process, and the purposes behind it all.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2013 - Sep/Oct 2013 Issue By

Pearson Continues Free Availability of Virtual Nerd Math Tutorials

The Virtual Nerd collection of free online video tutorials supports 21st Century learning by delivering personalized content to students. The searchable library of tutorials correlates to academic courses of study in Grades 6-8 Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry, and is aligned to the Common Core, SAT Math topics and ACT Math topics.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2013

Teaching Channel Launches Social and Video-Enabled Professional Development Platform

Teaching Channel Teams will allow teachers and teacher leaders to collaborate on improving practice and preparing for Common Core.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2013

Discovery Education Announces Enhancements to Streaming Plus Service

Featuring hundreds of model lessons, performance tasks and custom assessments, the enhanced Discovery Education Streaming Plus engages students with interactive features and supports educators at all levels as they integrate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into classroom instruction.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2013

ASCD Offers Resources for Educators Planning the School Year Ahead

ASCD offers timely materials on the most prevalent issues in education today, including the Common Core State Standards, teacher and principal effectiveness, and quality instruction. Here are a few resources to get started.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2013

Jones eGlobal Library Offers Free Digital Library Analysis

The analysis is designed to help education leaders understand how their digital libraries compare to the evolving "Gold Standards" when it comes to developing students' information literacy skills.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2013

Free Resources: Five ASCD PD Resources to Transform Summer Learning for Educators

These offerings let educators take professional learning into their hands by selecting desired areas for growth and immersing themselves in targeted learning at their own pace. All five are available anytime and anywhere there is an internet connection.
News/Free Resources - Posted 27 Jun 2013

Benesse America Offers StraightAce Learning Middle School-Exclusive Learning System

The StraightAce Learning digital learning system focuses on math and English concepts, resulting in an interactive, multi-platform learning tool that is fully aligned with Common Core State Standards and that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jun 2013

Voki

For June 1, 2013: Add pizzazz to your online lessons with the free voiceover tool Voki.
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Free Resources: PBS LearningMedia Now Offers 30,000 Digital Resources for Educators

The new resources address nationwide curriculum gaps in digital media and bolster the service's offerings in math, science, English/language arts, social studies and the arts.
News/Free Resources - Posted 23 May 2013

Discovery Education to Release Interactive Educational Materials In Conjunction With Discovery's 'North America' Series

Teachers and students across the country have an exclusive opportunity to participate in virtual field trips to the continent's most awe-inspiring destinations.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2013

Animoto

For May 15, 2013: Animoto is a great tool for creating trailers on nearly every subject, from bios to travelogues to books. There are several pricing levels, but the lite plan allows you to create a 30 second video for free.
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Kno

Kno offers interactive K-12 textbooks with links to content, the web, and interactive modules.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Discovery Education Techbooks

Discovery Education Techbooks are a complete text solution that addresses each state's Core Standards (currently available in 36 states), with a simple-to-use system that helps teachers transition to digital resources while substantially lowering district costs. This primary instructional resource provides dynamic, interactive resources that support the 5E model of instruction (engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate) with a variety of digital resources.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Britannica School

Britannica School was developed to replace textbooks with digital alternatives that address each state's core standards and engage student curiosity to enhance learning. An easy-to-use system helps teachers transition to digital resources and use them, while lowering district costs.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Digital Textbooks--Show Me the Future!

In 2010, digital textbooks accounted for just 1% of the U.S. textbook market. In 2012, it was 5.5 percent. And it's climbing. Victor offers a company-by-company look providing you with some idea of what lies ahead.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

The Etext Revolution: Rewriting the Textbook Model

Shmoop's founder and chief creative officer has some creative things to say about how the textbook industry is transforming and where the etext industry is headed. Take a look down the digital road with him.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2013 - May/Jun 2013 Issue By

Edmentum Expands Plato Courseware Curriculum With 30 New Courses

With the addition of these 30 new semesters, Edmentum has increased its Plato Courseware secondary library by 17 percent and its individual middle school and high school libraries by 30 percent.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Apr 2013

PBS NewsHour Profiles Innovative STEM Teachers in New Web Series

As part of its STEM coverage, and extensive coverage of educational issues in the U.S, PBS NewsHour is launching a multi-part web series profiling innovative STEM teachers from across the country.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Apr 2013

Shmoop Adds 26 Videos to Teacher Resource Offering

In all, 26 new video activities are available—all Common Core-aligned—and many more are slated to be added soon.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2013

PBS KIDS PLAY! Co-Publisher Tribal Nova Adds Streaming Music Service to Reinforce Lessons for Young Learners

More than 25 songs designed to aid memory recall and language development for preK-1 students have been added.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Mar 2013

Compass Learning Odyssey

Compass Learning Odyssey, which is fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards, includes complete K-12 math, language arts, social science, and science curriculum, which are research-based and include interactive activities, manipulatives, videos, graphics, and animations along with audio reading passages in digital format.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2013 - Mar/Apr 2013 Issue By

Alexander Street Press Announces World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

The collection brings to life the experiences of international movie-goers from Tokyo to Amsterdam and New York City to Paris, enabling students and scholars to study original newsreels of firsthand from the World War II era and beyond.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Feb 2013

PBS Survey Finds Teachers Embracing Digital Resources to Propel Student Learning

PBS LearningMedia has released findings from a national survey of pre-K-12 teachers that provides a current snapshot of how teachers are utilizing technology in America's classrooms, the types of technology teachers have access to and their attitudes toward technology.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Feb 2013

Three New Mimio Tools Expand Collaborative Learning and Integrate with iPads

Designed to create more flexible and collaborative learning environments, the new MimioMobile application for the iPad, the MimioStudio 10 classroom software and MimioPad wireless pen tablet are scheduled to ship Feb. 28, 2013.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Feb 2013

Britannica Publishes New Elementary Ebooks

Britannica Digital Learning is publishing hundreds of new non-fiction ebooks for grades preK-6 in a wide range of school subjects.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2013

Free Resources: The Smithsonian Quests Program

A digital badge program that fosters project-based learning, Smithsonian Quests are intended to inspire students to explore their own ideas and interests online, in school, at home and across the nation. The quests connect and reward learners of different ages and in different regions as they learn through discovery and collaboration.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Feb 2013

OverDrive Announces Streaming Video and Audio Services for Libraries and Schools

The new services will improve ease of use and device compatibility for OverDrive-hosted video, audiobook and music collections at libraries and schools around the world.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jan 2013

OverDrive and SirsiDynix to Deliver eResource Central Integration

SirsiDynix' eResource Central will provide one-click electronic resource and e-book delivery. The initiative with OverDrive is a major step forward in the project, making available OverDrive content in a meaningful integration that will benefit both libraries and their users.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Jan 2013

Edmentum's Study Island and NWEA Partner on MAP Solut

Study Island NWEA MAP Link is a new fully integrated solution that uses a student's Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment results to create an individualized learning path, delivered through the Study Island program.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2013

Gale Adds National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World to its National Geographic Virtual Library Product Line

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World includes a variety of content such as full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, the environment and animals; videos covering such topics as the Islamic world, alternative energy and even the lifestyle of beluga whales; more than 650 maps; 600 downloadable National Geographic images; and the National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 - present.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2013

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a collection of more than 3,500 short instructional videos that provide learning activities in the areas of math, science, computer science, finance, economics, humanities, and test prep.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2013 - Jan/Feb 2013 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Flipping Out--A New Model to Reach All Students All Ways

In this Tools for Learning feature, Victor explores some of the technologies, tools, and platforms that will enable you to succeed in implementing the new flipped classroom teaching and learning model.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2013 - Jan/Feb 2013 Issue By

It's Never Too Late to Flip!

A firm believer in the flipped classroom model, librarian Pat Semple has developed a set of tools that allows her to optimize her time by "flipping" what are traditionally viewed as classroom tasks (lectures) with what are traditionally viewed as homework tasks (researching and writing).
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2013 - Jan/Feb 2013 Issue By

Infobase Learning Adds MVD Films to Access On Demand!

Founded in 1986, MVD Entertainment Group (previously known as Music Video Distributors, Inc.) is one of the largest producers of music DVDs, with three major divisions: MVD Visual, which produces music DVDs; MVD Audio; and MVD Distribution.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2012

National Geographic Learning Announces Reach for Reading

The comprehensive K-5 Common Core reading program features authentic, multicultural literature paired with exclusive content from National Geographic and real-world accounts from the National Geographic Explorers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Dec 2012

Shmoop Gives AP Biology an Extreme Makeover

The guide hasn't just gotten a superficial, exterior overhaul. Shmoop's Guide is now jam-packed with tasty new tidbits, helpful hints and remarkable resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Dec 2012

Visual Learning Systems Publishes iPad-Ready Life Science Textbook for Grades 5-9

Spanning 31 chapters and over 1,000 pages, "Core Ideas in Life Science" fully supports the Next Generation Science Standards. Animators, designers, videographers, and producers led by Brian Jerome, Ph.D. used their archive of videos, images, and animations to create this learning tool.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2012

Alliance for Excellent Education Releases Report: 'The Nation’s Schools Are Stepping Up to Higher Standards'

The report identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must systemically address in the next two years and outlines the essential elements for developing a comprehensive digital strategy.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2012

Follett Integrates Destiny 10.5 with FollettShelf, Follett Digital Reader

The integration is designed to make a district's library more efficient and effective by providing engaging tools for students and teachers to find, share and use digital resources more efficiently, and to support anytime, anywhere learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2012

Capstone Digital Extends Mobile Reach with myON iPad App

The new app lets readers browse a library of more than 3,000 titles and download digital books to an iPad for offline reading.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2012

Discovery Education for iPad

Discovery Education's iPad web app provides access to a database of video clips covering all core subjects in grades K-12.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

Shakespeare In Bits

Shakespeare In Bits uses animated re-enactment, full audio, and unabridged text to present individual plays in a multimedia approach to learning and teaching the plays.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

BELLTONES: Massive Open Online Courses--Moving Ahead With MOOCs

MOOCs are new kids on the online instruction block. Like many other online phenomena, they are growing in popularity at a rapid rate. Mary Ann takes an enthusiastic look.
Column/Belltones - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

In Search of the Novel

For November 1, 2012: Need some ideas and tips for teaching novels? Check out In Search of the Novel, a free online video workshop produced by Annenberg Learner.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: The Big Bang--Charting the Expanding Universe of Mobile Education

Under the sun, moon, and stars, there's plenty to explore when it comes to "mobile in education," and the success of BYOD as a concept is a compelling reason to start exploring
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2012 - Nov/Dec 2012 Issue By

Infobase Learning Adds New Video Feature to African-American History Online

With the "Focus on History through Video" feature, each time the site reloads, the user will see a new video in the player, chosen from an editorially picked selection. Clicking on the "Go to Video Gallery" link below the video screen in that feature will take the user to a new gallery of all of the videos in the database.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2012

Infobase Learning Adds California Newsreel Films to Its Films On Demand Streaming Video Products

The oldest non-profit social issue documentary film center in the United States, California Newsreel has inspired, educated, and engaged audiences with its cutting-edge social justice films for nearly 45 years.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2012

Free Resources: Edutopia's Guide to Help Educators Bring Mobile Devices into the Classroom

The guide, "Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know," recommends taking advantage of mobile devices to engage students and help them develop digital media and technology skills, and suggests specific tools that educators can begin using today.
News/Free Resources - Posted 26 Sep 2012

Follett Announces Joint Release of Destiny 10.5, FollettShelf Enhancements with New Follett Digital Reader

The joint release is designed to improve the foundation of Follett's eBook platform, helping to better manage the check-in/check-out process, and provide improved access to books and notes, whether online or offline.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Sep 2012

ePals and Curriki Partner to Strengthen and Expand Open Educational Resources for Students and Teachers

Two leading global collaborative networks team up to offer a robust collection of tools and curriculum resources for classrooms and independent learners around the world.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2012

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Content Collaboration--25 Resources for Accessing (and Sharing) It All

Teachers, librarians, media specialists, and others, including students themselves, need resources for accessing and sharing it all. With search, mobile, and social networking, there's a whole lot more help out of the quicksand.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2012 - Sep/Oct 2012 Issue By

Online Homework Help, Math Refreshers Now Available to Middle and High School Students Learning With Pearson's Common Core Programs

Virtual Nerd Interactive Videos deliver personalized tutorials.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Aug 2012

iEARN Launches New Global Online Collaboration Centre

The mission of iEARN is to enable young people worldwide, working in collaboration and respectful dialogue, to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. This new platform is a key piece of fulfilling that mission.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Aug 2012

SAS Curriculum Pathways Now Available to All Knovation icurio Subscribers

Available to icurio subscribers at no additional cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources featuring hundreds of interactive tools, inquiries, web lessons and audio tutorials in every core subject for grades 6-12 in traditional, virtual and home schools.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Aug 2012

New Data from StudyBlue Reveals Shift Toward Mobile Studying

Students have logged a 10-fold increase in study minutes on mobile devices over the past year, according to the data.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jul 2012

Edmodo Annouces Topics for Free EdmodCon Virtual Educator Conference

Wednesday, August 8, more than 4,000 attendees worldwide will connect online for a free one-day professional education workshop. 
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2012

Discovery Education, 3M Announce National Finalists in Young Scientist Challenge

Students nationwide were asked to create a short video describing a new innovative solution that would impact an everyday problem, and these budding young scientists rose to the top of their peers due to the scientific ingenuity and inventive thinking demonstrated in their entry videos.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2012

Follett Software Partners With Leading Content Providers

The partnerships are reflective of a larger digitally focused initiative to strengthen the connection between the library and the K-12 classroom curriculum.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2012

Web Wise Kids Launches Spanish Version of Wired with Wisdom

This is the first internet safety education program designed to increase Hispanic parent awareness of cyber safety issues, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2012

Gale Cengage Announces Classroom in Context (CliC)

CliC is a curriculum-based family of resources designed to supplement textbooks and enhance learning with authoritative, media-rich content from Gale's In Context product suite.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2012

EBSCO Publishing Releases Nine New Audiobook Collections

The latest audiobook sets focus on niche areas of fiction and nonfiction. These collections contain a wide variety of materials from best sellers such as the Hunger Games trilogy and Tina Fey's Bossypants to recently digitized classics such as Edgar Rice Burrough's John Carter. With these latest sets, particular attention was given to very specific areas of interest to public library patrons. 
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2012

Motion Picture Licensing Corporation Introduces Umbrella License for K – 12 Schools

The License gives schools the performance rights to show movies, popular children's programs, educational documentaries, and other audiovisual content for entertainment purposes on their campuses. Studios and producers covered by the license are 20th Century Fox as well as 390 children's, independent, specialty, and documentary producers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2012

LearnZillion

LearnZillion is a learning platform that combines video lessons, assessments, and progress reporting with each lesson highlighting a common core standard. Teachers can assign lessons to classes or individuals when remedial or enrichment math work is needed.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2012 - May/Jun 2012 Issue By

Britannica Pathways: Science

Britannica Pathways: Science brings the full weight of Encyclopaedia Britannica's outstanding and extensive resources to bear in this supplemental tool for middle school science instruction. It consists of a guided discussion that helps students form hypotheses, which they research. Then, the hypotheses are checked with basic, multiple-choice quizzes and a follow-up activity.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2012 - May/Jun 2012 Issue By

ASCD Makes Catalog of 300 Professional Development E-Books Available Through Barnes & Noble

ASCD ebooks in the NOOK library range in topic from leadership to homework to instructional planning, and encompass everything in between.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Apr 2012

Pearson Digital Learning’s NovaNET Now Speech-Enabled with Texthelp Systems’ SpeechStream

SpeechStream is an intuitive text-to-speech toolbar, particularly helpful to ELL students, that gives users the ability to read while hearing text read aloud by a high-quality, digitized human voice, helping to improve word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2012

Science House: Video Science

For April 15, 2012: At the Science House Foundation's Video Science site, science teacher Dan Menelly, from the UN International School, presents a series of experiments that teachers can use in the classroom.
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neoK12

For April 1, 2012: Recently, Cyberbee's search for information about fossil identification led him to neoK12. It offers a large collection of free videos and pictures on nearly every subject for grades K-12.
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Khan Academy

For March 15, 2012: "A free world-class education for anyone anywhere." That's the mission of Khan Academy featured on 60 Minutes. It is a place where students can go to view over 3,000 tutorials in many subject areas on many levels.
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Discovery Education Expands Digital Textbooks to Include Middle, High School

A complete digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks, the Discovery Education Middle School Social Studies Techbooks and the High School Science Techbooks inspire students' curiosity and promote critical thinking through differentiated digital resources including interactive explorations and uniquely compelling video, images and informational text, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 Mar 2012

StoryKit

For March 1, 2012: Want to easily integrate digital storytelling into your elementary classroom? Then, try StoryKit, a free app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Into the Zone--Media Literacy and Security

"Kids these days. They're in the zone," says Victor Rivero. It's a media-saturation zone he's talking about, owing to the device-saturation that's keeping kids perpetually connected. Educators must offer guidance so kids can navigate through this zone, for reasons of safety, security, and efficacy. Victor proffers the tools that can help.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2012 - Mar/Apr 2012 Issue By

Knovation (Formerly netTrekker) Launches icurio Digital Curriculum Content Solution

The icurio solution is designed to break down barriers to learning and transform the way teachers teach and students learn in a modern-day educational environment, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2012

PBS Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

For February 1, 2012: PBS is opening up its library of movies with its free iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch apps.
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Pearson Offers First Look at Its New Suite of Interactive Books for iPad

At FETC in Orlando, Pearson showcased the first wave of high school multimedia texts re-imagined for the iPad: Miller & Levine Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Environmental Science, with Chemistry and Algebra 2 following in a few weeks.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2012

PBS TeacherLine Unveils Course on Virtual Teaching

The six-week Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching course goes beyond simply teaching about the online tools for virtual teachers, but delves deeply into the critical knowledge, strategies, and techniques to support student achievement in an online learning environment while aligning to the standards from iNACOL, the Southern Regional Education Board, and the NEA Guide to Online Teaching.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Jan 2012

Discovery Education Launches Discovery Education LIVE Webinar Series

Designed to help students understand the importance of their education and motivate them to make a difference, the webinar series will feature thought leaders on a variety of topics of importance to students and educators throughout the year.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jan 2012

Cool Links: Infographic--Apple, iPads, Digital Resources and Education

Take a look at schoollibrarymanagement.com's infographic about Apple's iTunes U app announcement.
News/Cool Links - Posted 19 Jan 2012

Apple Unveils iTunes U App for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

The iTunes U app gives iOS users access a catalog of free educational content from top universities including Cambridge, Duke, Harvard, Oxford and Stanford, and any K-12 school district can offer full courses through the iTunes U app.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2012

CDW-G, Discovery Education Launch 10th-Annual K-12 Sweepstakes

The 2012 Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes will award three grand prize 21st-century classroom technology packages, which include 20 tablet or notebook computers, an interactive whiteboard, student response system, printer, document camera and $5,000 Discovery Education digital media grant.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2012

THE PIPELINE: Elearning and Libraries--Critical Questions Librarians Need to Ask

There are huge opportunities to improve the learning experience with elearning. As elearning environments improve and evolve, we're discovering more and more about how to implement them at all levels of education. That said, there are some critical questions librarians need to ask about our role in the elearning space. Stephen posits a few he feels are essential to be concerned about.
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Learning Together: The Evolution of a 1:1 iPad Program

At Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, an iPad pilot initiative is exploring how a new portable technology, in the hands of teachers and students, can affect teaching and learning. Librarian Carolyn Foote describes how they are proceeding, keeping a close eye on what is working and what the impacts of the project are.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2012 - Jan/Feb 2012 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: How to Manage All That Learning

A learning management system (LMS) is the Holy Grail of education: an online system to manage it all. In this month's Tools for Learning feature, writer Victor Rivero names a range of companies that have ventured into this territory, along with the products and services they offer.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2012 - Jan/Feb 2012 Issue By

Free Resources: Scholastic’s ‘Teaching with Brian Selznick’ Website

Scholastic has launched a new free website for classrooms, Teaching with Brian Selznick, with a virtual field trip to the American Museum of Natural History, the setting for Selznick's newest bestselling children's book, Wonderstruck.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Dec 2011

StudyBlue Data Suggests Mobile Users Study More and Cram Less Than Website Users

An infographic developed by StudyBlue demonstrates several benefits for students who power-up their smartphones for study sessions.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2011

New EBSCOhost App Is Now Available For Android Devices

The new app for Android devices allows library users to search premiumEBSCOhost content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Nov 2011

Infobase Learning Announces Redesigned Streaming Video Products

Among the key platform enhancements are iPad compatibility, a redesigned interface with improved navigation, a new video player, special collections for key producers, improved search and browse options, and new features for account administrators, including free MARC records for every video.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Nov 2011

New Dimension Media to Launch STEM-focused Streaming Media Package

The service will bring students and educators over 300 targeted programs in science, technology, engineering, and math.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2011

PBS LearningMedia to Offer Schools Initial Access to U.S. Department of Education's Learning Registry

The next generation media-on-demand service from PBS is making public media available free to teachers and students nationwide.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Nov 2011

THE TECH EFFECT: Where Are They Now? Looking Back Before Moving On

Johanna winds up her stint writing for Internet@Schools by revisiting some of the tech innovators she wrote about to explore what they're up to and the "tech effect" of their efforts.
Column/The Tech Effect - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By

Interview With Julie Young: Staying Human in a Virtual School State

Julie Young is president and CEO of Florida Virtual School, now one of the largest public online school districts in the U.S. In this interview by Victor Rivero, we take a closer look at this virtual school and hear what its leader has to say about the field of virtual learning.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: What’s New in Online Teaching and Learning? Solution Providers Improving Student Achievement

Online education is a $34 billion industry, and it has been growing by an astronomical rate. Today, says author Victor Rivero, elearning is a paradigm shift. Here are some of the companies he's identified as being on board with this 21st-century transformation.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2011 - Nov/Dec 2011 Issue By

Teachscape Increases Video Recording Options, Adds Video Clipping Functionality to its Reflect Video Platform

The new features and new Mini Camera Kit expand the use of classroom video for professional learning communities and classroom observation.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2011

Free Resources: Discovery Education and Partners’ Supplemental Classroom Materials, Grants, Award Programs

Focused on providing fun and engaging tools to classrooms and homes, these joint efforts include components like supplemental family activities, K-12 curriculum programs, interactive classroom lessons and more.
News/Free Resources - Posted 10 Oct 2011

ITI Crosslinks: Amazon Launches Library Ebook Lending Support for Kindle and an All-New Kindle Family

Ebook news is big these days, and matters increasingly in the K-12 realm. Here are the opening paragraphs, plus a couple of teaser sentences to entice you to read more, from a report on Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks yesterday.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 30 Sep 2011

Winners Announced in Ninth Annual Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes from CDW-G and Discovery Education

The 2011 sweepstakes awarded nearly $200,000 in customized classroom technologies to 53 schools nationwide.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2011

SchoolTube

For September 15, 2011: Teachers looking for a free and safe place to share student-produced videos should check out SchoolTube, the largest K-12 moderated video sharing website in the country.
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Free Resources: A Discovery Education Day of Instructive Webinars on 21st Century Learning Tools

The special live student session will feature acclaimed children's author Jean Craighead George.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Sep 2011

Alexander Street Press Announces Dramatists Guild Fund’s ‘The Legacy Project’

The Legacy Project, acquired by Filmakers Library, is an intimate portrait of legendary American dramatists through interviews conducted by emerging playwrights.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2011

Don Johnston Announces Bookstream for Ebook Delivery

Bookstream makes it easy for educators to hop on the internet, upload ebooks and share them with students for anytime reading, the announcement states. It was designed to help educators comply with IDEA 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) that require schools to deliver core curriculum in accessible formats to support students with disabilities.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2011

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: An Ebook Update—The Latest Sources, Resources, and Options

The e-everything revolution charges ahead in the education realm. This month, Victor Rivero reprises and updates the discussion he started last year in his article "E Is for Explosion: E-Readers, Etextbooks, Econtent, Elearning, E-Everything."
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2011 - Sep/Oct 2011 Issue By

Electronic Resources and Etextbooks in the High School Curriculum: Creating a Flexible, Inclusive, Dynamic 21st Century Classroom

Teacher and information technology integrator Craig McMichael reports on successful efforts at his school to integrate Cengage Learning ebooks and other electronic resources into the everyday fabric of learning … largely in place of print-based textbooks.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2011 - Sep/Oct 2011 Issue By

Cool Links: The International Association of School Librarianship’s Skype Project

The International Association of School Librarianship (ISLM) offers ideas for taking your classroom global. An interesting one we just got word of, among several projects for International School Library Month, is ISLM's Skype Project.
News/Cool Links - Posted 24 Aug 2011

Discovery Education Offers New Back-to-School Content and Enhancements

The company has upgraded its Discovery Education streaming service with a variety of new resources, more efficient navigation and a free, three-week series of webinars to help educators explore how to incorporate the digital resources into their instruction.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2011

Discovery Education, Intel Encourage Students to Explore Their Curiosity Through New Online Resources

"Curiosity in the Classroom" engages students with cross-curricular lessons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2011

Cerebellum Announces Exclusive U.S. Distribution of Two Award-winning Science Series

The ‘Kids @ Discovery: Creepy Creatures' and ‘Daily Planet: Environment Series' DVD collections offer 19 new titles for K-12 learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Aug 2011

EBSCO Publishing Delivers eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost Alongside Databases and Other Digital Content

EBSCOhost now provides content from the most in-demand publishers available via new acquisition models including expanded ownership plans to serve the needs of libraries and their patrons.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2011

School Improvement Network Releases PD 360 v 5.0

New in PD 360 version 5.0, Common Core 360 will provide a guide for states, schools, and districts implementing the Common Core Standards. It includes Common Core-specific video segments featuring teacher-leader conversations and classroom examples of implementation.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jul 2011

Shmoop Literature Guides and Biographies Now Available Through Discovery Education streaming PLUS

Shmoop's Literature Guides and Biographies are written by Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkley, and other top universities. Shmoop is known for its sense of humor and knack for pop culture. For example, Shmoop introduces students to The Great Gatsby by comparing the novel to the television shows "Real Housewives" and "The Sopranos."
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Jul 2011

Free Resources: PBS LearningMedia

In addition to a rich public media library, PBS LearningMedia has content contributed from other publicly funded organizations, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, as well as content funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education, to deliver thousands of resources for use in the classroom and with home-schoolers.
News/Free Resources - Posted 20 Jul 2011

ITI Cross Links: Cengagement—Cengage Acquires National Geographic School Publisher

Marydee Ojala, editor of Information Today, Inc.'s ONLINE magazine, posted a NewsBreak recently on Cengage's acquisition of a component of National Geographic that will be of interest to the K-12 community.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 01 Jul 2011

Discovery Education's Digital Textbook Launching in Classrooms Across the Country This Fall

The company's Interactive Science Techbook replaces print textbooks as a primary instructional resource.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Jun 2011

OverDrive Announces Media Console App for Windows Phones

OverDrive-powered library collections are now available on the LG Quantum, Samsung Focus, HTC Trophy, and other popular Windows Phones
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2011

Facts On File Adds New Video Features to Modern World History Online!

These new features enhance the history database, which covers the full scope of world history through the mid-15th century to the present.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jun 2011

Gale Partners with TheGreenInterview.com to Bring Videos and Content to GREENR

TheGreenInterview.com will be providing Gale with video interviews covering a range of issues connected to our planet, humans on earth, damage to our ecosystem, alternative development ideas, sustainability, and more.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 May 2011

Cool Links: Why the first true post-PC era device isn't the iPad. It's the Chromebook.

So the announcement about Google's Chromebook is out! And so is a river of informed commentary. Read this to find a really good take on the device and what it means, or might mean, ... or ...
News/Cool Links - Posted 13 May 2011

Free Resources: WGBH Teachers' Domain Environmental Public Health Collection

The Environmental Public Health (EPH) collection offers classroom-ready assets for middle and high school students that look at how researchers, communities, and policy makers are working to address health issues resulting from toxins and other factors in our environment.
News/Free Resources - Posted 03 May 2011

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: We’re Talking Social Media in Education

"As fast as a trending Twitterstorm and as powerful as a flood of Facebook fans, there's a curious phenomenon moving through our schools these days: social media." Read all about the phenomenon … and the tools that comprise it … in Victor's feature.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2011 - May/Jun 2011 Issue By

Alexander Street Press to Launch Academic Video Online Complete

The integrated online repository of academic video titles is part of Alexander Street's effort to rapidly expand its offerings to more than 10,000 titles in 2011 and to 20,000 by 2013.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Apr 2011

Infobase Learning/Facts On File Launches Access Video On Demand for Public Libraries

Offering unlimited access to more than 7,800 full-length videos and 88,000 clips, Access Video On Demand gives public library patrons instant access to thousands of acclaimed documentaries, award-winning educational films, and helpful instructional videos in a variety of subject areas from top-quality producers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2011

M86 Security Launches VuSafe Solution to Enable Compliant Usage of Online Video Content in the Classroom

M86 VuSafe provides a means to show pre-approved streaming media content without the peripherals (i.e. banner ads, comments, etc.) found on the source sites, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Mar 2011

e2020, Inc., Adopts Common Core State Standards

To provide schools and districts with a more comprehensive eLearning program model for students, the e2020 Inc., Common Core Standards alignment process is manually configured, resulting in more accurate and granular results.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2011

Free Resources: Online Professional Development Modules From PBS TeacherLine on Teaching About Climate Change

New on-demand, video-based modules are available that are designed to deepen teacher knowledge of global climate and earth system change, while providing a resource that can also be used with students.
News/Free Resources - Posted 24 Mar 2011

ABC-CLIO Announces the 2011 “Hunt for History”

The "Hunt for History" competition offers school library media specialistsand teachers a chance to win valuable prizes—including iPads, online history database subscriptions, and ebook collections—on a history scavenger hunt.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Mar 2011

ITI Cross Links: Cengage Learning Introduces new 'MindTap' Personal Learning Experience

Information Today, Inc. news bureau chief Paula Hane has written a NewsBreak article on MindTap, an enormously interesting new release from Cengage. "New category." "Personal Learning Experiences." Big claims! If it sounds exciting to you, we think it indeed is, so check out Paula's report.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 14 Mar 2011

Vernier Announces Winners of Video Physics Contest

Winning entries in the competition, which was created to mark the launch of Vernier's Video Physics app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, demonstrated both creativity and innovation by using video to demonstrate the science concepts behind many everyday occurrences.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2011

THE TECH EFFECT: Out of the Box … Media, Technology, and the Small School Initiative

Johanna reports on how Deborah Hargroves is providing "large school" media services to two separate "small school initiative" schools that could not otherwise afford them.
Column/The Tech Effect - Posted 01 Mar 2011 - Mar/Apr 2011 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Thirty-Three Excellent Professional Development Resources for Teachers

The professional development scene for teachers has advanced to the point that the web is a true gift to educators. Here are some excellent online professional development resources to help move you toward a 21 st-century classroom.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2011 - Mar/Apr 2011 Issue By

PD 360

PD 360 is an on-demand (ready for use whenever needed) library of professional teacher development resources that makes professional development more effective, convenient, and sustainable.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2011 - Mar/Apr 2011 Issue By

Sublime Learning

Sublime Learning services offer training for educators in the effective use of technology as it is woven together with teaching best practices.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Mar 2011 - Mar/Apr 2011 Issue By

Free Resources: WGBH Teachers' Domain Classroom Resources, Lesson Plans for LOOP SCOOPS

WGBH Teachers' Domain has created free classroom resources to support LOOP SCOOPS, a new animated broadband series for kids ages 6- 9 designed to grab their attention and get them thinking more creatively about the environment and the choices they make.
News/Free Resources - Posted 28 Feb 2011

Free Resources: THIRTEEN, WNET.ORG's Multimedia Project "Get the Math"

Get the Math combines entertaining reality-style TV and online challenges to help middle and high school students see the relevance of math in exciting careers and develop algebraic thinking skills.
News/Free Resources - Posted 16 Feb 2011

Any Video Converter

For February 15, 2011: Cyberbee is always on the look out for software programs that are easy to use, free, and help teachers with technology projects. Any Converter, for video files, is one such program that fits the bill!
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Discovery Education’s Digital Content Now Compatible With Learning.com

By making Discovery Education digital services compatible with Sky, Learning.com users can now access the company's content using one single username and password.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Feb 2011

WatchKnow Web Service Announces WatchKnow Classroom and iPhone App

WatchKnow's newest features include a personalized "virtual classroom" and a free WatchKnow iPhone app.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2011

ITI Cross Links: Streaming Video and Music Developments at Alexander Street Press

Information Today, Inc.'s news bureau chief Paula Hane posted a story January 20 on interesting activities and plans at Alexander Street Video, including acquisition of a distributor of documentary films, plans for an online collection of streaming video developed for teacher training and development, and more.
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 21 Jan 2011

OverDrive Releases Free iPhone, Android Apps for Downloading Ebooks, Audiobooks

The free apps include a "Get Books" feature that guides users to their local library's digital catalog of best-selling and new release titles, allowing them to browse, check out, and download with just their device.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2011

BrainPop Featured Movie App

For January 15, 2011: BrainPOP has hundreds of original animated movies covering a wide range of academic subjects. Now there's a BrainPOP app offering access to the free "movie of the day."
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Science Power From World Book Classroom

Science Power from World Book Classroom is an interactive program that brings science alive for students. It includes multimedia, teacher guides and tests for each lesson. Lessons can be presented to whole groups, small groups, or individuals.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2011 - Jan/Feb 2011 Issue By

Blackboard Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile Learn allows students and educators to access teaching and learning wherever and whenever they want through two-way interactions on mobile devices. Blackboard Mobile Learn extends the course experience of Blackboard Learn, a web-based teaching and learning platform.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jan 2011 - Jan/Feb 2011 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Connected and Engaged

Online. Blended. Mobile. 21 st-century. Collaborative. Project-based. Any way you label it, learning is changing. We're now settling into an exciting new paradigm of connected, engaged learning. To get a sense of all this, take a look at the sites, services, and resources we've noted right here in this article.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2011 - Jan/Feb 2011 Issue By

Science Kids

For December 15, 2010: Ready to spark scientific minds with some fun activities? Then, visit the Science Kids website, where you will find experiments on a variety of topics such as electricity, aerodynamics, and chemical reactions.
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Free Resources: 3M and Discovery Education's Science of Everyday Life Resource Center

The Science of Everyday Life resource center provides teachers, parents, and students with a fun and interactive platform to explore the role that science plays in our daily lives.
News/Free Resources - Posted 05 Nov 2010

Shmoop

Alice Kurtz reviews Shmoop, a free portal of digital resources, primarily for literature and social studies topics, that help students relate subjects being studied in school to their daily lives.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2010 - Nov/Dec 2010 Issue By

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Libraries Get Social—Social Media, That Is!

There's a quiet—or not so quiet—shift happening in school libraries across America. The social media revolution—reflected in all manner of shiny iPhone apps, blogs, Nings, Facebook pages, and other social networking tools, sites, and platforms—is real, and it's running like a loud line of students straight through the stacks, into the common areas, taking a sharp turn, and heading right on up to the teacher librarian/media specialist's desk. Are you ready for it? In this article, Victor Rivero addresses issues, answers, and resources to help.
Editorial/Features - Posted 29 Oct 2010 - Nov/Dec 2010 Issue By

Free Resources: TeachingBooks.net's Series Books Curriculum Resource Center

The newly produced Series Books Curriculum Resource Center includes hours of original audio interviews with popular series authors and hundreds of online resources to support the enjoyment of more than 40 favorite series—including fantasy, mystery, realistic fiction, and biography.
News/Free Resources - Posted 11 Oct 2010

PBS KIDS PLAY! Now Available for Classroom Use

The innovative educational games are targeted to children in preschool, kindergarten and special education. The standards-based, cross-curricular program adapts to each student with three learning stages for each of 30 skill areas.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2010

Free Resources: Discovery Education's Fifth Annual Streamathon and Fall 2010 Virtual Conference

Focusing on how to integrate digital content and the latest educational technologies into classroom instruction, these free, virtual events offer educators of all skill levels insight into best practices and new techniques that participants can immediately apply to their classroom instruction to improve student academic achievement.
News/Free Resources - Posted 26 Aug 2010

EBSCO Publishing Extends Text-to-Speech Feature to EBSCOhost Databases

Users will be able to take advantage of this new feature with any full-text articles available in HTML.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2010

Discovery Education Expands Content Relationships to Provide New Curriculum-Aligned Digital Media

New agreements with BBC, Espresso Education/Channel 4, Dr. Lodge McCammon, CBS News, Smarterville/Reading Rainbow, and Visual Classroom will add robust educational media to Discovery's digital content services.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2010

Gaggle Releases New Online Tools for K-12 Students to Communicate Safely

Gaggle's online learning tools bring students' and teachers' most wanted Web 2.0 abilities to their classrooms in a safe and secure online social learning environment made specifically for K-12, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2010

The Etext in Action: Two Examples

For this story, Victor researched and describes a couple of real-life ways in which curriculum content is moving in the direction of an all-electronic format. He looks first at a school district's move to acquire interactive, digital textbooks from publishers in place of traditional paper-based books. Then he discusses Discovery Education's adaptation of its rich content into digital "basal textbook" format—but "basal textbooks" like you've never seen before!
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2010 - Jul/Aug 2010 Issue By

Epson, Discovery Education Partner on Interactive Learning Courses

Discovery Education experts will provide interactive learning professional development courses using the Epson BrightLink 450Wi interactive projector.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jun 2010

Blackboard Releases Major Update of Blackboard Learn

Release 9.1 of Blackboard Learn emphasizes social learning and student engagement, and brings upgrades for K-12 and former WebCT Clients.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Apr 2010

Adobe Announces Creative Suite 5

With the new release, Adobe is offering new curricula, a certification program, and learning resources to better train students and faculty in the digital communication and collaboration skills vital to 21st century employment.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2010

Cool Links: Circulate This--Stories from the School Library

The California School Library Association has released an audio journal, "Circulate This: Stories from the School Library," which is packed with powerful stories about school libraries.
News/Cool Links - Posted 06 Apr 2010

Free Resources: Alexander Street Press' Sneak Peek at American History in Video

Alexander Street Press is offering a "sneak peek" look at its American History in Video online collection, free through April 30.
News/Free Resources - Posted 29 Mar 2010

Free Resources: Discovery Education's Spring Virtual Conference

The free professional development event on April 24th will focus on integrating educational technologies into classroom instruction.
News/Free Resources - Posted 22 Mar 2010

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science

For March 15, 2010: Looking for some video clips to complement science lessons? Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science (DBIS) is a syndicated science and engineering news service for local television newscasts whose videos are available on the web.
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Math Solutions Launches ePD – Online Professional Development Provided by Experts in Math Instruction

The web-based resource is intended to greatly increase access to affordable, job-embedded support in the teaching and learning of math.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2010

Educational Networking: The Role of Web 2.0 in Education

The advent of the internet and Web 2.0 has significantly changed our relationship to information and personal learning opportunities outside of formal education, notes author Steve Hargadon. The technology that took this amazing change and multiplied it tenfold is an underlying theme of Hargadon's article, which ranges across social networking, Web 2.0, the emergence of educational networking, and what he sees as the first real area of significant adoption for educational networking: professional development for educators.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2010 - Mar/Apr 2010 Issue By

Discovery Education Adds New Content from Scholastic Media, the Smithsonian Institution and Other Leading Publishers

Collaborations with top publishers, two public school systems, and others growDiscovery Education's library of content to more than 150,000 assets.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Feb 2010

Califone International Launches the Spirit SD Multimedia Player/Recorder

The unit's built-in SD card slot and USB port allow the Spirit SD to work with the latest digital file formats, providing educators with the technology to play pre-recorded instructional resources, stories, and music for the whole class.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jan 2010

Florida Virtual Partners with Blackboard to Improve Virtual School Experience for Its Students

Under the agreement, FLVS will move all of its more than 100 courses to a fully hosted Blackboard Learn platform by the beginning of 2011.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jan 2010

SIIA, JDL Horizons Launch the Vision K-20 Video Portal

The platform will enable easy sharing of educator-generated success stories on technology use in the classroom.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Jan 2010

Heinle ELT, ePals Launch Virtual Community for English Language Learners

The companies have partnered to create the Heinle Community, intended as a safe and secure virtual workspace designed for learners to practice English through collaboration on projects in an authentic learning environment.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2010

THE TECH EFFECT: Podcasting in the Classroom--A Sound Success

Podcasting, a morph of the words "iPod" and "broadcast," was first coined by U.K. journalist Ben Hammersley. (In fact, it was declared to be 2005's Word of the Year by The New Oxford American Dictionary, edging out both "Sudoku" and "trans fat" for the philological nod.) The digital medium quickly found its way into the classroom, and why not? After all, it's free, easy, and accessible, and it has the ability to power up education for students from kindergarten to college.
Column/The Tech Effect - Posted 01 Jan 2010 - Jan/Feb 2010 Issue By

Beaming the World Into Our Schools: Getting Into Interactive Videoconferencing

There is an economical way to introduce videoconferencing that involves inexpensive laptop computers and programs such as iChat, Skype, and ooVoo. A technology integration plan shared by a few pioneering districts in the author's area proves this point. Through it, schools have been able to make a serious commitment to the "new wave" of interactive technology at a minimal cost.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2010 - Jan/Feb 2010 Issue By

PBS TeacherLine Partners With Universities to Offer Graduate Credit for Online Professional Development

Central Michigan University, Northwest Nazarene University, and Madonna University are the latest of 28 higher education institutions to offer teachers graduate credit for PBS TeacherLine's courses.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Nov 2009

Pearson Introduces New Middle School Interactive Science Curriculum

Available for purchase in January 2010, Interactive Science enables middle school students to read, write, draw, graph, and self-assess all in one place, actively engaging students with real-world content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2009

Facts On File Announces Launch of Curriculum Video On Demand

Curriculum Video On Demand is a compilation of high-school-level video content from producers around the world, covering six core subject areas: science and mathematics, social studies, literature and language arts, health and nutrition, business and economics, and visual and performing arts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2009

A LOOK AT... Teacher Tools

The constant development of new and evolving internet and electronic technologies has resulted in the creation of an exciting variety of teacher tools for classroom use. The related changing nature of culture and the way students learn these days makes it imperative to adopt these digital tools in our schools. This article takes a look at a sampling of new or updated software, web-based services, and hardware that can be very useful in a variety of learning situations.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2009 - Nov/Dec 2009 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: What Is in the Pipeline? Really! Part 2

In the September/October 2009 issue of MMIS, having noted (with some surprise) that most of today’s crop of elementary school students were born in or after 2000, Stephen Abram launched into the first of a 2-part series of musings on what their world will be like in the near and not-so-near term. Check it out if you missed it. And now … here’s Part 2.
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Free Resources: PBS Teachers/Classroom 2.0 Webinar 'Helping Kids Understand Viruses and Vaccinations with Sid the Science Kid'

The November 17, 2009 webinar focuses on resources and strategies to help students understand how germs, viruses, and vaccinations work.
News/Free Resources - Posted 29 Oct 2009

Moodlerooms Partners With Cisco Entrepreneur Institute

The collaboration has resulted in the first integration of Moodle and Cisco WebEx Training Center, a live or on demand web conferencing and training platform that engages learners with interactive, media-rich online instruction.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Oct 2009

netTrekker, BrainPOP Offer Expanded Digital Resources for Classroom and At-Home Use

With BrainPOP's animated educational resources fully accessible from within the netTrekker search tool, subscribers have the option to upgrade their netTrekker accounts to include all BrainPOP products.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2009

Encyclopaedia Britannica Added to Learn360 Service

A partnership with Encyclopaedia Britannica allows Learn360 to be the exclusive online digital streaming service to provide the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia to the educational market.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Oct 2009

Cool Links: iPods Become Learning Tools at Shady Hills Elementary

A recent story in the St. Petersburg Times focuses on how a local elementary school has embraced the "kids' technology" and is pressing iPods into service for teaching and learning in multiple ways.
News/Cool Links - Posted 15 Oct 2009

ePals Launches ePals LearningSpace

The virtual workspace is designed to give districts greater control of social media and allow educators to create and manage collaborative groups across classrooms, schools, districts, and around the globe
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2009

Blackboard Adds Multimedia Content from NBC News to Blackboard Learn Platform

Through a partnership with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, K-12 and postsecondary institutions in North America now have access to NBC News Archives on Demand.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2009

Free Resources: PBS' Digital Media Resources from Ken Burns's Documentary Series 'The National Parks'

On-demand video, lessons plans, student activities, and historical archives are now available through PBS Teachers. An Oct. 7 webinar provides ideas on infusing technology into instruction through the free online tools and 'National Parks' educational media.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Oct 2009

Disney Publishing Worldwide Launches Disney Digital Books

The online subscription services offers an interactive reading experience with over 500 books at launch and 'flip-book' technology.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2009

New ISTE Book Shows Educators How to Harness the Power of Podcasting

“Student-Powered Podcasting: Teaching for 21st-Century Literacy” defines what podcasts are and explains why they are important to students. The book leads Mac and PC users through tutorials on the audio editing programs GarageBand and Audacity, taking them through an entire project from start to finish.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2009

Adobe Unveils New Digital School Collection for K-12 Classrooms

The collection includes Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8 to help educators enhance teaching and learning of digital literacy skills, and now offers netbook compatibility support for Photoshop Elements 8 (Windows) and Adobe Photoshop Elements for the Mac platform.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2009

Cool Links: Read.gov Launches Today With Numerous Features

We ran the Library of Congress announcement on the launch of Read.gov in this space a couple of days ago. Today, we note that Gary Price's ResourceShelf has a posting discussing the site and service to coincide with its actual launch. It's full of great information, as, of course, is the site itself.
News/Cool Links - Posted 26 Sep 2009

Free Resources: Library of Congress' New Multimedia Website Aimed at Readers

The site, Read.gov, will include an exclusive episodic story called “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure.”
News/Free Resources - Posted 24 Sep 2009

ePals Joins National Consumer Brands to Launch 'Team Earth,' a Global Sustainability Movement

ePals will act as the global education partner for "Team Earth," and will offer an interactive, safe focus area for students worldwide to engage in competitions, voice their opinions and take action.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Sep 2009

Free Resources: Two Discovery Education Virtual Professional Development Events

Focusing on how to incorporate digital content and the latest educational technologies into classroom instruction, the Fourth Annual streamathon and the Fall 2009 Virtual Conference showcase best practices and highlight new techniques attendees can apply to their classroom lessons to improve student achievement.
News/Free Resources - Posted 09 Sep 2009

Discovery Education, Scholastic Media Renew Digital Content Distribution Relationship

In addition to Scholastic's Magic School Bus series, under the new agreement, Discovery Education streaming's users continue to have access to more than 50 Scholastic titles from series including Dear America, Horrible Histories, and I Spy.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Sep 2009

Califone International Introduces the Diggiditto Document Camera

The USB-powered camera has a 2-megapixel resolution with auto focus, and adjusts to lighting conditions. In addition, the Diggiditto's software features image recognition capabilities.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Sep 2009

THE TECH EFFECT: These Lessons Pop!

A 9-year-old girl is poised on the surface of the moon, a spaceship and stars in the background. Her fellow voyager, in the form of an orange, cylindrically shaped robot, responds to her conversation with an unintelligible mechanized beep. These two space pioneers are engaged in a lively discourse about the nature and origin of constellations. Is it a Nickelodeon special? The latest remix of Lost in Space? A juvenile version of 2001: A Space Odyssey? Nope. Just business as usual as an elementary school class Johanna Riddle reports on produces another Pawprint Production educational video.
Column/The Tech Effect - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: What Is in the Pipeline? Really! Part 1

It is not unlikely that the corpus of information that today's learners in grade four will encounter as adults will be doubling in minutes. That likelihood should provide pause for every educator. What is their world going to look like, and what are the skills, aptitudes, and competencies we need to be facilitating, teaching, and encouraging? Here, in Part 1 of a two-part series, are some thoughts on where things are and where they’re headed.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

A LOOK AT... Digital Photography in School

Looking at the world around us, it seems clear that digital photography and video are here to stay—and they should be used in K–12 education. Equipment prices have dropped significantly; cameras and other digital devices can be placed in students’ hands without concern. In this article, Charlie Doe takes a look at some of the possibilities for the classroom and media center.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

Internet2 and School Libraries: The Time Is Now (More Than Ever)

Does the word Internet2 conjure images of a mythical realm off-limits to the masses of web-surfing plebeians? A forbidding place where computer engineers and the academic research elite speak in esoteric computer programming dialects and move terabytes of data through big pipes at the speed of light? At Horace Mann Elementary School in West Allis, Wis., Internet2 is helping transform the school library into the heart of digitally enabled innovation and learning. So what is the real Internet2, and why does it matter to K–12 schools and libraries? James Werle and Louis Fox have the answers!
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - Sep/Oct 2009 Issue By

GigaTribe Announces 'Back to School' Features for Private, Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

Safe and encrypted, GigaTribe.com’s peer-to-peer private online network now lets schools share classroom videos privately online with teachers. Another “Back to School” feature is the ability to share class documents as well as share course materials among teachers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Aug 2009

Free Resources: PBS Teachers Fall/Winter Webinars

PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 host a series of free webinars for educators on digital media and technology in education. The new fall line up of PBS Teachers LIVE! webinars includes topics on science, digital storytelling, geography, social studies, education in the digital age, and online professional development and teaching resources.
News/Free Resources - Posted 13 Aug 2009

Califone International and RM Educational Software Form Strategic Partnership for Podcasting

The collaboration is intended to promote the use of podcasting for both teaching and learning.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Aug 2009

Discovery Education Enhances Curricular Resources and Integration Tools

The upgrades and enhancements offer educators improved search capabilities, as well as expanded student access and new interactive games and tutorials.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2009

Discovery Education streaming Plus

Alice Kurtz reviews Discovery Education streaming Plus, a web-based subscription servce that offers digital content and a media resource library service.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jul 2009 - Jul/Aug 2009 Issue By

NECC News: PBS Developing PBS Digital Learning Library

The PBS Digital Learning Library will contain high-quality multimedia resources from PBS member stations and award-winning PBS broadcast programs, all aligned to national and local education standards and tagged for easy searching.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2009

Wright Group/McGraw-Hill's Everyday Mathematics Now Includes Online Demonstrations

Parents who would like to become more familiar with the algorithms in Everyday Mathematics can now see them step-by-step in the Free Family Resources section of EverydayMathOnline.com.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2009

Florida Virtual School and 360Ed Launch 'Conspiracy Code' Online Game-Based High School Course

Conspiracy Code offers an original learning environment where students can strengthen higher-order thinking, written communication, problem-solving, and collaborative skills, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Jun 2009

Elluminate Announces Additions, Enhancements to Elluminate Learning Suite

Enhanced usability and accessibility, extended international support, and additional learning management system integrations are among the Elluminate Learning Suite enhancements.
News/Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2009

Cerebellum Corporation Releases Five new Cerebellum Teaching Systems Titles

Each title is a comprehensive review of subject matter delivered as an educational video and digital workbook.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2009

Cool Links: PBS Brings Bugs, Presidents and Soufflés to the Web

A recent article in the New York Times, "PBS Brings Bugs, Presidents and Soufflés to the Web," cites some very cool resources now more easily available from PBS.
News/Cool Links - Posted 07 May 2009

Using Games and Simulations in the Classroom

A new, free white paper—"Best Practices for Using Games & Simulations in the Classroom"—that tackles the practical challenges teachers face when they use video games was released this past February by the Software & Information Industry Association's Education Division. In this article, Lee Wilson, the author of the paper and the co-chair of the working group that produced it, summarizes, excerpts from, and describes the main points of the report.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2009 - May/Jun 2009 Issue By

ISTE Announces Second Edition of Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms: A Program Development Guide

Videoconferencing for K–12 Classrooms serves as a guide to setting up new interactive videoconferencing programs and improving existing ones. The book shows educators how to use interactive videoconferencing to connect to classrooms anywhere in the world, take virtual field trips to otherwise unreachable places, and integrate supplemental resources.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Apr 2009

ITI Cross Links: Newsy.com Wants to Make You Smarter, Faster

Newsy.com's short video stories are actually digests of the range of news outlet reporting—print, TV, blogs … the whole gamut—on selected hot news topics. Theresa Cramer has written an Information Today NewsBreak on Newsy.com that offers a description and some interesting analysis of this company and its product. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 27 Apr 2009

Free Resources: Making Civics Real—A Workshop for Teachers

From a recent Scout Report: "Civics can be a dreaded word for some students, but things just got a bit more interesting with this rather thoughtful and interesting video workshop created by the National Council for the Social Studies and the Center for Civic Education."
News/Free Resources - Posted 24 Apr 2009

BrainPOP Offers Free Financial Literacy Movies and Activities Throughout April

The collection of web-delivered animated movies, quizzes, and activities is intended to help foster discussion of timely topics to help children understand the financial issues facing the nation and the world today.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Apr 2009

Alexander Street and A&E Television Networks Launch Online Collection American History in Video

The new site, which is openly accessible on the web through April 30, gives researchers, instructors, and students access to 5000+ cross-searchable video titles.
News/Breaking News - Posted 09 Apr 2009

Tween Publishing Launches Student Organizational Skills Podcast Program

Tween's program is designed specifically for the sixth through eighth grade. Included are such skills as binder organization, using a planner, organizing a homework space, using a rubric, self-advocacy for middle school, remembering daily responsibilities, correcting poor homework habits, long term project management, and understanding grade averaging.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2009

Alexander Street Launches 'Music Online' Database

Music Online is a comprehensive resource for the study of classical, jazz, world, and American music that delivers audio recordings, video content, full-text reference materials, musical scores, liner notes, biographies, and images through a single interface.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2009

PBS KIDS GO! Adds In-Video Gaming on Its Educational Broadband Service

Embedded in PBS KIDS GO!'s curriculum-based series, the new games are designed to foster greater learning comprehension and enhance the digital experience for early elementary school children.
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Mar 2009

Free Database Trial: American History in Video

Gary Price's ResourceShelf tipped us off to a free trial, running through April 30, of Alexander Street Press's new database American History in Video. It is very much worth a look and a trial.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Mar 2009

Free Resources: WGBH Teachers’ Domain’s Adolescent Literacy Collection Targeting Struggling Readers

“Inspiring Middle School Literacy: Reading and Writing in Science and History” is the first collection on Teachers’ Domain that focuses exclusively on building literacy skills across content areas. It is comprised of interactive activities that middle school teachers can use to supplement their science, social studies, or language arts curriculum.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Mar 2009

Learn360

The Learn360 video streaming service for K–12 education now offers a My Learn360 homepage designed to individualize the user experience for educators.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Mar 2009 - Mar/Apr 2009 Issue

Best Practices Videos from The School Improvement Network Added to PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection for Coaches and Mentors

Through new partnership with The School Improvement Network, PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection will soon feature content from PD 360 and The Video Journal of Education.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Feb 2009

New Time-Saving Features Debut on Discovery Education streaming

Upgrades to Discovery Education streaming give educators faster access to digital content, integration tools and professional development.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2009

FETC News: AIM Education’s Learn360 Video Streaming Service Announces New Features

The online Learn360 video streaming service for K-12 schools now includes a personalized “My Learn360” homepage for teachers with tools they can use to help them complete tasks faster and strengthen communication with students and colleagues.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jan 2009

ITI Cross Links: OCLC Releases NetLibrary Media Center

OCLC has released the new NetLibrary Media Center, a full-featured desktop application that allows library patrons to easily search, manage, transfer, and listen to downloadable eAudiobooks. (From Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks Weekly Digest)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 22 Jan 2009

FETC News: PBS Teachers Introduces 'Activity Packs' Widgets

PBS Teachers Activity Packs enable educators to find and use multimedia instructional resources and activities in the classroom and save to their web sites and social network pages.
News/Breaking News - Posted 22 Jan 2009

Adobe School Innovation Awards Program Call for Entries

With the theme "The World is Your Stage," students can submit entries using Adobe applications in three categories: Web Design and Development, Film and Video, and Graphic and Print Design.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jan 2009

Follett Digital Resources Signs Four More Publishers to eBook Distribution Agreements

With these agreements, a total of more than 51,000 K-12 and public library titles are now available for purchase online through parent company Follett’s ecommerce sites, Titlewave and Titletales.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2009

Video on the Web: The Basics

Most likely, your students discovered YouTube a couple of years ago. You and your teacher colleagues probably have too by now—hence those silly video emails saved in your inbox. Did you know that you can use video in schools and libraries to enhance teaching and learning? This article provides an overview of the web video phenomenon: what it is; why it’s great for teachers, librarians, and students; what tools you need; and a bit of how-to as well.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - Jan/Feb 2009 Issue By

Global Projects and Digital Tools That Make Students Global Learners [Available Full-Text, Free]

Today’s students are truly digital learners. Outside of school they are texting, using cell phones, creating social networks on the internet, and playing interactive games online; they often do all of these things at the same time—multitasking. They expect to use some of these tools when they are in school. Teachers can create new learning opportunities for students and turn classrooms into the 21st-century global classroom when they integrate technology into the learning environment. Read on to learn from Sheila Gersh just how teachers can begin to create such environments.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - Jan/Feb 2009 Issue By

Pearson’s “Miller & Levine Biology” Premieres New & Interactive Edition

Pearson’s “Miller & Levine Biology” premieres a new and interactive edition designed to take students on biology adventures and virtual journeys.
News/Breaking News - Posted 17 Dec 2008

Just ASK Joins PBS TeacherLine

Professional development content from Just ASK Publications & Professional Development will be incorporated into PBS TeacherLine Peer Connection.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Dec 2008

ePals and SnagFilms Partner to Premiere Educational Documentaries Online

At “eFilms at ePals,” through widget technology, educators gain free access to videos, including National Geographic content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Dec 2008

NewTek Launches TriCaster DUO Portable Live Production for the Classroom

The TriCaster DUO is designed to enable elementary and middle schools to produce network-style live television newscasts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Nov 2008

Internet2 and K–12—New Resources and Opportunities

Though it may have gone unnoticed by most K–12 users of Internet2, in the 2 years since the publication of Erika Miller’s article, “Internet2, K–12 and Librarians,” in the September/October 2006 issue of MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, the available bandwidth for this powerful network has increased dramatically. Now capable of moving along at 100 gigabits per second, Internet2 (I2) provides powerful new potential for the research and education communities to take advantage of an ever-increasing range of options for high-speed applications that change the way students and educators learn and teach.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2008 - Nov/Dec 2008 Issue By

Elluminate, Inc. Announces Increased Support for Anytime, Anywhere Learning and Collaboration

The Elluminate Learning Suite now includes Elluminate Live! V9 and Elluminate Publish! V2, adding functionality that enables educators to reach and engage more learners, promote a culture of collaboration across the enterprise, facilitate formal and informal learning, and ensure accessibility and flexibility for all users, according to the company.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Oct 2008

Information Today, Inc. Announces Publication of Virtual Worlds, Real Libraries

In the new ITI book, innovators describe pioneering library and educational projects in Second Life and other virtual environments.
News/Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2008

Cool Links: Using Video Games as Bait to Hook Readers

In an article in the New York Times book section, writer Motoko Rich looks into the concept of using video games to promote reading, and who’s getting on board (educators, librarians, authors, publishers) with it.
News/Cool Links - Posted 06 Oct 2008

kidthing Announces New Online Digital Media Platform

The company intends kidthing as a safe and ad-free alternative to web browsers.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2008

ISTE Webinar: Intro to Geocaching

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) presents an “Introduction to Geocaching” Webinar on Sept. 24.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2008

Free Resources: InspireData Webcast Examines Teaching about Close Elections

Inspiration Software offers a free Web cast on Oct. 16 at noon Pacific time (3 p.m. Eastern time) titled “Analyzing Close Presidential Races with InspireData: How Might a Different Winner Have Changed History?”
News/Free Resources - Posted 11 Sep 2008

Free Resources: Discovery Education’s Third Annual Online Professional Development Event

Discovery’s 12-hour “streamathon” on September 23 offers sessions on integrating digital media into classroom instruction.
News/Free Resources - Posted 04 Sep 2008

Tool Factory Adds Lesson Plan Book to Podcasting Kit

Tool Factory now includes its newest book, Adventures in Podcasting: Incredible Lesson Plans for Your Classroom, to the Tool Factory Podcasting Kit.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2008

Elluminate Plan!

Elluminate Plan! enables educators to pre-package teaching content and interactive activities for use during teacher-led instruction in real time on the internet.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - Jul/Aug 2008 Issue

Learn360

Alie Kurtz reivews Learn360, a video streaming service for K-12.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 May 2008 - May/Jun 2008 Issue By

New Books from ISTE

ISTE releases new books on RSS and PowerPoint with an educator perspective.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2008

Former Random House Editor in Chief Launches Internet Book Show ‘Titlepage.TV’

Former Senior Vice President and Executive Editor-in-Chief of Random House Daniel Menaker will serve as host and editorial producer. Each episode of the show will feature four writers discussing their new books in a roundtable format.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Mar 2008

Visual Learning Company (VLC) Launches Digital Science Collection for Use with iPods

Over 130 middle school and elementary full shows and 1,000 video clips are available in H.264 digital format, which uses the latest video compression technology to provide high quality video in a small file.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Mar 2008

Widgets and Widgetry for Librarians: Copy, Paste, and Relax [Available Full-Text, Free]

Students can easily overlook websites that aren’t filled with often changing content. Do you think you’re too busy to devote time and effort to attract users to the great resources available on your library website? If you can simply copy and paste, think again! With no coding skills you can set up your websites to continually display fresh content. Read how in Aaron Schmidt's article.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2008 - Mar/Apr 2008 Issue By

Free Resources: “The Festival of Authors” in Teen Second Life

The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC), TeachingBooks.net, and Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries and Information Services are producing and hosting “A Festival of Authors,” a virtual literary celebration that will take place Saturday, February 2, from 10 am to 2 pm PST (1 pm – 5 pm EST), in Teen Second Life.
News/Free Resources - Posted 28 Jan 2008

Discovery Education Introduces MediaShare Media Management and Content Collaboration Service For Schools

Discovery Education MediaShare enables educators to upload, download, and manage user-created and licensed digital media and correlate the content to state and national standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2008

School Specialty Media Introduces Learn360 Online Video Streaming Service

Available now as an annual subscription, Learn360 offers a growing library of full-length educational videos, thousands of video clips, audio files, and still images accessed over the Internet.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2008

ProQuest Adds Multimedia Resources to CultureGrams Online

ProQuest is adding streaming video and slideshows to CultureGrams Online.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2008

Free Resources: Links to Online Resources About 2008 ALA Award Winners from TeachingBooks.net

To help celebrate the recently announced ALA Awards (Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, and others), Teachingbooks.net has announced it is offering free access to a great batch of original short movies and readings by the award winners.
News/Free Resources - Posted 17 Jan 2008

World Book Asks Students, Educators, and Parents to Vote for Best Video about Finding Trustworthy Information Onlin

Online viewing and voting for best student-submitted videos is open through January 31, on the World Book site.
News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2008

Discovery Education Announces New Elementary Science Resource

Discovery Education Science for Elementary is designed to empower educators to engage student minds with science while reinforcing important literacy and mathematics skills.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Jan 2008

Pinnacle Systems Introduces Free Video Editing With VideoSpin Software

The VideoSpin application is for all consumers and will especially attract users who don't want to spend much time creating movies, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2008

Learn360 Provides New Video Streaming Service

Educational video publisher School Specialty Media offers its new online Learn360 video streaming service for K-12.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2008

ALA To Announce Top Children/Teen Literary Awards Live Online

The American Library Association (ALA) will provide a free live Webcast of its national announcement of the top books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, King, Newbery, and Printz awards—on Jan. 14 at 7:45 a.m., eastern time.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Dec 2007

UNICEF, One Laptop per Child, Google Launch Initiative to Preserve and Share Stories Around the World

The "Our Stories" project is a joint initiative to preserve and share the histories and identities of cultures around the world by making personal stories available online in many languages.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Dec 2007

Premier Assistive Technology Releases Premier Presentation Capture Software

This software package allows instructors to easily record their presentations and transfer them into video podcasts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2007

Free Resources: ABC-CLIO's “Chronicling Despair and Hope in Darfur”

ABC-CLIO expands its free online resources with “History and Headlines: Chronicling Despair and Hope in Darfur.”
News/Free Resources - Posted 04 Dec 2007

Interwrite Learning Announces Winners in Interactive Makeover Video Contest

Three winners will receive an Interwrite Makeover and prizes valued at more than $15,000.
News/Breaking News - Posted 03 Dec 2007

Oregon’s Digital Learning Initiative Taps Monterey Institute for Technology and Education’s National Repository of Online Courses

The National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) is an Open Educational Resource project of the Monterey Institute for Technology supported by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and institutional membership.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Nov 2007

ITI CrossLinks: Internet2 and Libraries

Our sister publication Computers in Libraries has a great feature this issue on Internet2 by the associate director and director of the National Internet2 K20 Initiative. (From Information Today, Inc.'s Computers in Libraries magazine.)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 26 Nov 2007

Interactive Solutions Releases MediaWorks 6.2

MediaWorks 6.2 updates the budget multimedia authoring package previously known as MovieWorks Deluxe with Intel Mac and Windows Vista compatibility.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2007

NBC News and HotChalk Launch Digital Election Resource for Education

The Decision ’08 resource, designed specifically for classroom instruction, offers up-to-the-minute presidential election news through a video-on-demand user interface, allowing teachers to customize their lesson plans with compelling and relevant content to bring the election process and political issues to life, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2007

Free Resources: Tool Factory Podcasting Grant Deadline Approaching

Tool Factory will choose four winners for the Tool Factory Podcasting Grants program on December 30, 2007. Each will receive a free site license to Tool Factory Podcasting and all of the digital media accessories needed to start a school podcasting program.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Nov 2007

AASL Digital Institute Opens

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) launched its first Digital Institute, “Minding Your Students’ Future,” as part of the AASL e-Academy online offerings.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2007

A LOOK AT ... The Podcasting Phenomenon

The speed at which podcasting is spreading is phenomenal! This versatile technology is entering the educational arena almost as fast as it entered the technology mainstream a while ago. Podcasts allow students and teachers to easily share information. An absent student can download the podcast of a recorded lesson. Teachers or administrators can communicate curriculum, assignments, and other information with parents and the community. Both video and audio podcasts offer a new and fresh way of presenting reports. In this month's Look At ... roundup, Charlie Doe gives you the what, the how, and the why of this phenomenon.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Nov 2007 - Nov/Dec 2007 Issue By

Tool Factory Podcasting

Sally Finley reviews Tool Factory Podcasting, a Windows-based program that provides the tools needed to create and publish podcasts.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Nov 2007 - Nov/Dec 2007 Issue By

Radiosophy HD100

The Radiosophy HD100 is an HD radio receiver and digital AM/FM clock radio developed and distributed by a team of former Gateway Computer employees.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 Nov 2007 - Nov/Dec 2007 Issue By

Facts on File Adds Videos to Four History Databases

The videos include many clips from old newsreel footage. They offer a full-screen option, links to related records, and explanatory captions, and they require no downloads.
News/Breaking News - Posted 23 Oct 2007

Facts On File Adds Videos, Color Diagrams, New Content to Science Online

More than 280 new videos have been added to the database, covering a range of scientific topics in an entertaining and accessible way.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2007

Information Today, Inc. Publishes Listen Up!—Podcasting for Schools and Libraries

ITI's new book is an easy-to-use guide to podcasting for educators and librarians written by educational technology specialist and podcaster Linda W. Braun.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Oct 2007

Ken Burns: The Civil War, Telling a Story

For October 1, 2007: Practice constructing a digital story at the Ken Burns PBS Web site.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Oct 2007 By

Adobe Introduces New Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements

The photo and video software feature new levels of integration and creativity.
News/Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2007

Free Resources: Classroom Resources from ABC-CLIO Support “The War” on PBS

ABC-CLIO expands its free “History and the Headlines” online resources with “Double Victory—Minorities and Women During World War II,” material designed to support the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick PBS/WETA documentary, “The War.”
News/Free Resources - Posted 22 Sep 2007

Adobe Announces Visual Communicator 3

Adobe's new video software lets students and educators create TV-quality broadcasts.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2007

Take a Field Trip Without Leaving the Classroom: Museums, Zoos, and Interactive Videoconferencing [Available Full-Text, Free]

Educational videoconferencing has come a long way over the years. It started out very slowly, and, in recent years, there has been a burst of interest on the part of museums and zoos in providing their educational programs via this medium. As schools find it more difficult and more expensive to take their students on physical field trips, students are missing out on the phenomenal resources that these cultural institutions have to offer. When gas prices began to rise, local museums found that even schools in the neighborhood were unwilling to spend their precious fuel budgets bussing students off-site. Those in the museum community chose to take this as a sign that they should begin to promote their distance learning efforts.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jul 2007 - Jul/Aug 2007 Issue By

Discovery Channel's Planet Earth Now Offered on Discovery Education Unitedstreaming Plus and Science Connection

In addition, Discovery Education is providing schools that subscribe to these services with accompanying teacher resources, including teacher's guides, writing prompts, animal guides, and posters.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2007

Gale’s Video Contest: Vote Now

Vote now for the winner of Gale’s "I Love My Library!" video contest.
News/Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2007

Cool Links: Thomson Gale’s Library Video Contest

Thomson Gale extends the celebration of April’s National Library Week with an “I Love My Library!” video contest.
News/Cool Links - Posted 15 May 2007

TeachingBooks.net Unveils Reader’s Theater Original Author Program

TeachingBooks.net filmed award-winning authors Sharon Creech, Walter Dean Myers, Sarah Weeks, and Avi performing scripts from one another’s books, including Love That Dog, Don’t You Know There’s A War On?, Bad Boy, and others.
News/Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2007

CoSN Webcast on Open Source Implementation

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) offers a May 16 webcast titled “Implementing Open Source in K-12,” the latest installment in the organization’s 2006-2007 Internet & Education professional development webcast series.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 May 2007

Collaboration in Today’s Classrooms: New Web Tools Change the Game [Available Full-Text, Free]

Technology is playing a key role in various types of communication within the classroom today, changing the way communication takes place in a way that is having a real impact on learning. A different breed of technology, leveraging the power of simplistic Web 2.0 design principles, is proving to finally break through with a real impact on students and teachers. Technology such as online learning communities is proving to offer a more dynamic learning experience, with direct benefit to students and teachers. It’s a refreshing change for educators who have struggled with the complexity, cost, and practicality of the last generation of technology tools.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2007 - May/Jun 2007 Issue By

Free Resources: FREE Directory of Educational Web Sites and Tools

Gary Price’s ResourceShelf recently offered this description and pointer to the U.S. DOE’s Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) directory.
News/Free Resources - Posted 26 Apr 2007

TeachingBooks.net Announces the Ernie Colón Author Program

The veteran comics artist discusses his latest work, “The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation.” The powerful graphic adaptation offers secondary-level educators a compelling way to help students understand the impact of 9/11, and to put its events into a meaningful historical perspective.
News/Breaking News - Posted 11 Apr 2007

Library Resources: A Critical Component to Online Learning [Available Full-Text, Free]

As online learning has become commonplace at universities throughout the country, the option is now being explored to a greater degree by teachers and administrators at the secondary and elementary levels. Nancy Rohland-Heinrich and Brian Jensen take you through the state of the art of online learning in this feature, with special emphasis on the role of media specialists in supporting and furthering it.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Mar 2007 - Mar/Apr 2007 Issue By

Hotmath.com Adds Video Instruction

Hotmath.com now offers nearly 1,000 video lessons that teach and explain math homework topics.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Jan 2007

TeachingBooks.net Announces Two New Author Programs

The first new author program features an interview with British writer and illustrator Lauren Child, the creator of the Clarice Bean books, the Charlie and Lola series, “The Princess and the Pea,” and “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Book,” among others.
News/Breaking News - Posted 04 Jan 2007

Creating a Broadcasting Empire … From the Corner of Your Classroom!

Podcasting is emerging as one of those technological diamonds in the rough that has the potential to reshape the way we look at the Internet, mass media, and ourselves. With a multimedia computer, easy-to-use recording software, and some storage space on the Internet, everyone can build a podcasting production center of their very own. Podcasting is headed for a classroom near you, so read Dan Schmit's feature to be ready for it!
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2007 - Jan/Feb 2007 Issue By

An Author in Every Classroom [Available Full-Text, Free]

Multimedia online technologies now offer an unprecedented ability to enable every student, teacher, and even every family to "meet" the authors of books they are reading. If you have ever seen an author speak or have hosted authors in your school, you have experienced the impact meeting an author has on a personal relationship to a book. It humanizes the book, it reveals the person and personality that created it, and more. This article highlights specific ways you can replicate these personal connections to authors and illustrators by optimizing a variety of multimedia and online technologies.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2007 - Jan/Feb 2007 Issue By

Online Version of AFI Education Program Launches on Discovery’s unitedstreaming

An online version of the American Film Institute’s (AFI) K-12 screen education program, “LIGHTS, CAMERA, EDUCATION!,” is now available on Discovery’s unitedstreaming service.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2006

Free Resources: Curriculum Associates’ Free Professional Development Podcasts

Curriculum Associates now offers free podcasts that cover current trends and happenings in education, as well as ways to incorporate Curriculum Associates’ products with current events training.
News/Free Resources - Posted 15 Nov 2006

netTrekker Includes Teachers’ Domain

netTrekker now includes access to Teachers’ Domain, the result of a partnership between Thinkronize, the developer of the netTrekker educational search products, and WGBH Educational Foundation, the producer of Teachers’ Domain.
News/Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2006

TeachingBooks.net Observes Banned Books Week

Among the features and services is a Banned Books Week display that highlights the books of author Robie Harris and illustrator Michael Emberley. They are the creators of the most challenged book of 2005.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2006

Turner Learning’s CNN Student News Makes Daily Broadcast Available as Video Podcast

The daily 10-minute broadcast on Headline News can be downloaded free from the CNN Web site.
News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2006

TANDBERG Announces Connections Program Virtual Field Trip Schedule for 2006

TANDBERG will offer access to free virtual field trips to schools that use TANDBERG videoconferencing equipment, enabling students to experience cultural events in foreign countries, learn about scientific discoveries, or hear stories first hand from those that lived through historic moments.
News/Breaking News - Posted 20 Sep 2006

Discovery Education’s COSMEO Plans New, Expanded Features and Content This Fall

New this fall will be expanded textbook-aligned content, enhanced reference resources, and more videos, including Discovery Channel’s MythBusters.
News/Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2006

BrainPOP Launches BrainPOP Junior for Kids K-3

Topics in BrainPOP Jr. are chosen to correlate with national standards and testing mandates but are written in fun and understandable language for children.
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2006

Free Resources: NASA Space Place Podcasts

No time to think about the wonders of the universe, much less how to explain them in a simple way to your students? Sign up for the new Space Place Podcast.
News/Free Resources - Posted 07 Sep 2006

THE PIPELINE: Some Tricks to Build Information Fluency—Part 1

As Stephen Abram writes, "The Internet has given us many new ways to provide learners with an environment that allows them to learn through discovery, play, collaboration, and just plain having fun." He elaborates, and give loads of examples, featuring YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Blogger, podcasting, del.icio.us, and more in this month's Pipeline.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Sep 2006 - Sep/Oct 2006 Issue By

Internet2, K-12, and Librarians [Available Full-Text, Free]

Internet2 allows unprecedented worldwide communication and collaboration on data sharing, and provides an invaluable opportunity for K–12 teachers and students. In the year and a half since her school district has been connected with Internet2, author Erika Thickman Miller has begun to explore a small part of its capacity—a taste, she says, that has made her feel she has opened a book of wonderful new adventures, and that she feels compelled both to share and to further explore.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2006 - Sep/Oct 2006 Issue By

Cool Links: Colonial Williamsburg is a Podcaster

Colonial Williamsburg online offers free podcasts examining the city’s rich heritage, past and present.
News/Cool Links - Posted 26 Aug 2006

Free Resources: NOAA’s Marine Science Web Portal

Oceanslive.org offers live video and special content to educate people of all ages about the ocean, including national marine sanctuaries.
News/Free Resources - Posted 14 Aug 2006

DigiTales—The Art of Telling Digital Stories

For August 1, 2006: At DigiTales, multiple media and storytelling really come alive! The Web site presents seven steps to creating a 3-5 minute digital movie, with specific directions for each step.
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IPREPpress Partners With Publishers to Bring E-Books to iPods

Content providers in the partnerships include Merriam-Webster, Encyclopedia Britannica, Gareth Stevens, and Spark Notes.
News/Breaking News - Posted 19 Jul 2006

Cosmeo

Susan Hixson takes a look at Cosmeo, the Web-based homework help resource from Discovery Education.
Editorial/Product Reviews - Posted 01 Jul 2006 - July/Aug 2006 Issue By

Discovery Education’s Cosmeo Helps Kids Explore the Fun of Summer

The online learning service is designed to provide engaging summer activities for kids of all ages.
News/Breaking News - Posted 26 Jun 2006

Discovery Education Launches the Next Generation of unitedstreaming

The newly updated unitedstreaming video-on-demand service will include new multimedia assets, live curriculum-based Web seminars led by education technology experts, and hundreds of additional educational video titles.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2006

BrainPOP Releases Titles on Leonardo da Vinci and the Fibonacci Sequence

The animated films are meant to separate myth from reality and provide kid-friendly perspectives on topics now making the headlines, according to the announcement. (Yes, they’re talking about “The da Vinci Code” book and movie! Note that you can watch "The Fibonacci Sequence" free for a limited time.)
News/Breaking News - Posted 08 Jun 2006

Free Resources: The Miller Center Presidential Speech Collection

These audio files are wonderful multimedia educational “artifacts.” Here’s some information, straight from the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs Web site.
News/Free Resources - Posted 26 May 2006

PBS and Discovery Education Partner to Distribute PBS Programs to Schools

PBS educational content will be offered through Discovery Education’s digital learning services.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 May 2006

KnowledgeBox 4.0

KnowledgeBox 4.0 is the newest release of the K–6 learning system that provides digital standards-based multimedia resources for reading/language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Archives/In the Spotlight - Posted 01 May 2006 - May/June 2006 Issue

THE PIPELINE: The Proof Is in the Podding

Stephen Abram has been following the Duke University experiment of providing iPods to all students ... and a lot more that's been going on with iPods in education. iPods represent, he asserts, a bellwether technology. In this column he discusses why and lays out a host of educational activities the technology lends itself to.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 May 2006 - May/June 2006 Issue By

The Potential of Gaming on K–12 Education

Instead of students thinking through adventure plots for their game avatar, says Patrick Greene, educators are interested in having students learn to think through real-life adventure plots that will help them acquire the skills, knowledge, and dispositions that will help them to become successful in life. Invoking the work of the likes of Roger Schank, Chris Dede, and Bernie Dodge, Greene discusses the evolution of online gaming/simulations to where it meets these educators' aspirations.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 May 2006 - May/June 2006 Issue By

ITI Cross Links: Podcasting 101 for K-12 Librarians

Esther Kreider Eash’s article is just what its title suggests: a solid primer on podcasting, including sections entitled Reasons to Use Podcasts in School Libraries and Create Your Own Podcast. Send it to reluctant colleagues and help them join the ranks of digital immigrants and/or better reach their digital native students. (From Information Today, Inc.’s Computers in Libraries)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 24 Apr 2006

BrainPOP! Brings on Science Movies, BrainPOP! en Español

Twenty new science movies and a Spanish version of BrainPOP are currently launching.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2006

Cool Links: The Exploratorium’s Solar Eclipse Webcast

The Exploratorium had the March 29 solar eclipse covered, with scientists on the scene in Turkey, squarely in the path of totality. We’ve sampled the Webcast via the archive, and it’s really quite dramatic.
News/Cool Links - Posted 31 Mar 2006

VBrick Adds Internet Streaming to Traditional Videoconferencing

Internet streaming bolsters videoconferencing, which traditionally restricts communications to sites with compatible videoconferencing infrastructures, high-bandwidth connections, and in-house technical expertise.
News/Breaking News - Posted 29 Mar 2006

Discovery Communications Launches COSMEO Online Homework Help Tool

The broadband educational video service has been designed for “kids who live and learn online.”
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2006

Discovery Education Expands unitedstreaming Resources

One thousand new video titles and major feature enhancements help teachers improve student achievement, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2006

Free Resources: BrainPOP's Earth Day Videos

BrainPOP offers free online movies on topics related to Earth Day throughout the month of April.
News/Free Resources - Posted 10 Mar 2006

Free Resources: National Archives, Google Project to Digitize and Offer Historic Films Online

The pilot project will enable researchers and the general public to access a diverse collection of historic movies, documentaries, and other films from the National Archives via Google Video as well as the National Archives Web site.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Mar 2006

Free Resources: CNN Student News Women's History Month Classroom Resources

CNN Student News celebrates Women’s History Month throughout the month of March by offering both on-air and online profiles of historical and modern women. Educators will also have access to additional learning activities as well as a backgrounder on the origins of Women’s History Month.
News/Free Resources - Posted 03 Mar 2006

ITI Cross Links: Google Video—Asleep At The Wheel

There’s trouble with Google’s Video Store, and it apparently concerns more than just technical issues. Think “inappropriate content.” (From Information Today, Inc.’s StreamingMedia.com)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 08 Feb 2006

Free Resources: Artopia

“Artopia is a comprehensive Web-based arts experience designed for middle school students, covering the visual and performing arts.” (from the Artopia Web site) And … it’s really fun!! (from MMISXtra)
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 Feb 2006

High School Emmy Awards Program

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has launched an Emmy Awards program for high school students.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2006

Free Resources: National Geographic Online Focuses on Iraq

In January, the online edition of National Geographic presents writer Frank Viviano’s examination of the conflict in Iraq. Viviano’s article focuses on the Kurds, possibly the only group powerful enough to keep Iraq from tearing itself apart.
News/Free Resources - Posted 03 Jan 2006

Free Resources: ScienCentral, Inc. Video Stories

ScienCentral is currently providing their video stories free to educators who wish to use them as teaching tools or in presentations. A sampling from today’s home page: Remote Control Flies, Defeating Dyslexia, Spider Silk Strength, Alzheimer’s Eye Test, and Living to 100.
News/Free Resources - Posted 04 Nov 2005

Free Resources: BrainPOP Offers Avian Flu Movie

BrainPOP has launched a free online movie addressing the concerns surrounding avian flu.
News/Free Resources - Posted 24 Oct 2005

Cool Links: LibriVox, Accoustical Liberation of Books in the Public Domain!

Gary Price's ResourceShelf has a pointer in a recent ResourceShelf newsletter to LibriVox, "an open source audio-literary attempt to harness the power of the many to record and disseminate, in podcast form, books from the public domain."
News/Cool Links - Posted 26 Sep 2005

Free Resources: Teacher’s Domain, Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development

From Boston-based PBS station WGBH, “Teachers' Domain is a multimedia digital library for the classroom that provides learning experiences in ways no textbook can.”
News/Free Resources - Posted 16 Sep 2005

A Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor ... Of All the Audacity!

For September 15, 2005: Audacity is a solid audio recording and editing program for the budget minded teacher, and here's where you can get it.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 15 Sep 2005 By

Free Resources: CNN Student News Special Constitution Report

On September 16, CNN Student News will offer a special report that highlights how the Constitution is living and breathing through recent events in the nation’s capital, a learning activity and a news quiz for educators who plan to teach the Constitution.
News/Free Resources - Posted 14 Sep 2005

IAS Announces Educational Discounts on Podcasting Software

Industrial Audio Software’s ePodcast Producer offers an integrated podcasting solution of real benefit to teachers, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2005

Free Resources: CNN Student News Resources On Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath

CNN Student News has many educational resources available to assist educators teach the destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Check out these links.
News/Free Resources - Posted 07 Sep 2005

Macromedia Announces Studio 8 for K-12

Macromedia’s new K-12 site license offers educators a combination of digital communication tools and resources to enhance teaching, learning, and communication, according to the announcement.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2005

Streaming Video: Why to Do It, How to Do It, and Where to Get It

Librarian Jan Ross learned to understand and appreciate streaming video when her school became a pilot site for a program to implement video streaming in instruction. Her article offers information, advice, resources, and more for those of you who want to take advantage of the very effective medium of video on demand.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Sep 2005 - Sep/Oct 2005 Issue By

THE PIPELINE: Playing to Learn! Meet and Greet the New Interactive Technologies

In recent months, there’s been a revolution in interactive technologies—both in their design and in their cost. In this month's Pipeline, Stephen Abram takes a look at some of them, laying out an area in the free Web playground where learning can happen. "The swings are IM," he says, "the teeter-totter is podcasting, the slide is Skype, and the merry-go-round is JYBE."
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Sep 2005 - Sep/Oct 2005 Issue By

Discovery Updates unitedstreaming

Discovery Education improved its unitedstreaming digital video learning resource with new content, improved network management tools, and new interactive training and assessment features.
News/Breaking News - Posted 12 Aug 2005

Cool Links: Meet the Gamers; The Games Children Play

Since last month, when we steered you toward information on online collaborative and role-playing games and what they may mean for current and upcoming generations of learners and researchers, we’ve turned up a Library Journal article and a 30-minute streaming video with more on the subject.
News/Cool Links - Posted 27 Jul 2005

ITI Cross Links: Generosity and Copyright--Creative Commons and Creative Commons Search Tools

These days, students are creating reports, portfolios, presentations, or other works that need to incorporate—legally, but without enormous hassles—multiple media “objects” such as music, voice, video, images, and more. Laura Gordon-Murnane’s Searcher article explains how “librarians now have a useful tool they can use to help identify content that patrons might want to use in a podcast, a mash-up, a collage, a video contribution to a blog, a document, a presentation, or whatever.” (From Information Today, Inc.’s Searcher magazine)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 25 Jul 2005

More News from NECC: BrainPOP Offers Standards Correlation Service

The new search tool will allow teachers to sort through more than 500 BrainPOP topics by state, grade level, and subject and will provide them with specific indications as to the degree to which BrainPOP content conforms to any given state’s educational standards.
News/Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2005

The San Diego Zoo Webcams

For July 1, 2005: Too hot? Check out polar bears and other critters cooling it in their simulated natural habitats at the San Diego zoo.
Cyberbee Web Pick/Cyberbee's Web Picks - Posted 01 Jul 2005 By

News@NECC: Discovery Education Introduces the Discovery Educator Network

The nationwide Discovery Educator Network—a community of teacher-innovators in digital media—will “connect teachers to their most valuable resource—each other.”
News/Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2005

Discovery Education Adds Content, Features to unitedstreaming

Additions include Assignment Discovery titles, new digital images, and classroom integration ideas.
News/Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2005

Discovery Education Partners with CDW-G to Provide Site-Based unitedstreaming Video Servers

Local hosting allows schools/school districts to access unitedstreaming content and features via servers installed on site, decreasing the load on their Internet connection, the announcement states.
News/Breaking News - Posted 01 Jun 2005

Pinnacle Systems Delivers Video Learning Software Packages for K-12 Education

Pinnacle Studio and Advanced Academic Toolkits are designed to be simple, affordable software that makes learning fun.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 May 2005

Free Resources: EASE History, a U.S. History Project from Michigan State

EASE History’s creators describe their Website as “a rich learning environment that supports the learning of U.S. history … by connecting historical events, campaign ads, and core democratic values.” With its more than 600 videos and photographs from 1900 to the present and an interesting interface to explore them, it is indeed all that.
News/Free Resources - Posted 06 May 2005

Discovery Education Acquires Health and Prevention Curriculum Programs

Discovery Education’s acquisition of health and prevention curriculum programs from the Comprehensive Health Education Foundation is intended to enhance its Discovery Health Connection—a new online library of K-12 health and prevention content.
News/Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2005

CoSN, MINDS, WebAIM Collaborate to Provide Streaming Videos for 2005 CoSN Conference

News/Breaking News - Posted 16 Mar 2005

THE PIPELINE: The Role of E-Learning in the K-12 Space

Can learning be achieved effectively by the standard measures, via e-learning, or through some blend of technological and classroom strategies? When added to the issues of the digital divide, you have a problem of gargantuan proportions. With effort, thought, and money, however, it is possible.
Column/The Pipeline - Posted 01 Mar 2005 - Mar/Apr 2005 Issue By

Free Resources: Monterey Bay Aquarium Online Video Library

News/Free Resources - Posted 24 Feb 2005

Cool Links: About the Book "The Librarian of Basra"

News/Cool Links - Posted 03 Feb 2005

ITI Cross Links: Video Tools for IP Schools

Streamingmedia.com author Mark Fritz writes how Cisco’s VoIP solutions help school districts consolidate their networks and make videoconferencing a reality. (From Information Today, Inc.'s Streamingmedia.com)
News/ITI Cross Links - Posted 02 Feb 2005

Discovery Education Introduces Latest Version of unitedstreaming

News/Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2005

A LOOK AT ... Subscription Web Sites [Available Full-Text, Free]

As the Web continues to develop and faster Internet access becomes available to more individuals, the likelihood of Web-based programs replacing CD-ROMs is becoming more and more real. The advantages provided by subscription Web-based services will lead them to be used for direct instructional purposes in the classroom.
Editorial/Features - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - Jan/Feb 2005 Issue By
 
 
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