Lights, Camera, Stop-Motion Animation! - Book and App Turn Kids into Budding Filmmakers Just in Time for the Oscars

Klutz Book of Animation and iCreate to Educate’s myCreate app make it easy for children to create stop-motion animation videos

BOSTON, MA, February 21, 2013 – Lights, camera, action! Parents can bring out the budding filmmaker in their child just in time for the 85th annual Oscars awards show on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 7 PM (EST), and provide great educational opportunities for using an iPad by getting them the book The Klutz Book of Animation and the myCreate app.

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Survey Seeks Insight from Publishers on Discoverability, Metadata, and LRMI

The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative launches survey to gauge awareness levels, attitudes around education metadata initiative

WILMINGTON, DE, February 19, 2013 – The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) has launched round two of its LRMI publisher survey, asking the educational resource community to share insights around discoverability, metadata, and the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), a project that aims to improve discoverability of quality learning resources online. A co-leader of the LRMI, AEP expects to see increased awareness about the project since the first deployment of the survey in Spring 2012. The survey is available online from February 19 through March 5, 2013. 

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Survey Aims to Gauge Educators’ Attitudes Toward Online Search, Awareness of LRMI

Responses will highlight challenges around discoverability of quality educational resources

WILMINGTON, DE, February 19, 2013 – The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) has launched round two of its LRMI educator survey, asking teachers, library media specialists, curriculum specialists, and others involved in searching for educational resources to share their experiences and challenges. A co-leader of the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) to improve learning resource discoverability online, AEP also hopes to get a sense of how much awareness of the LRMI has increased since the first deployment of the survey in Spring 2012. The survey is available online from February 19 through March 5, 2013.

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Angry Birds Unplugged: Single-player Strategy Games Challenge Players in New Ways

Smart Toys and Games adds IQ and strategy-building to popular license

SAN FRANCISCO – February 11, 2013 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., (Toy Fair Booth #2619) a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, has partnered with the popular license Angry Birds to develop strategy games that are sure to challenge young and old alike.

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2013 is a Great Year for Strategy Games with Smart Toys and Games Product Lineup

From preschool Bunnies to Viking ships, Smart’s games entertain and educate

SAN FRANCISCO – February 10, 2013 – Smart Toys and Games, Inc., (Toy Fair Booth #2619) a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, is introducing several new games at this year’s Toy Fair 2013, including Bunny Peek a Boo, Vikings, IQ Link, Back 2 Back, Tangoes Brainiac Edition, and a newly revised Tangoes Jr. 

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PresenceLearning Introduces Online Occupational Therapy Services to Expand Support for Students with Special Needs

Highly qualified therapists deliver occupational therapy services through PresenceLearning’s award-winning online platform

SAN FRANCISCO, February 7, 2013 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, is now offering online occupational therapy (OT) to help schools and districts better – and more efficiently – serve their students with special needs. With PresenceLearning’s OT services, highly qualified therapists use evidence-based practices to deliver one-on-one or small group therapy to students via PresenceLearning’s online platform. 

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iCreate to Educate Announces Strategic Partnership with Kaplan Early Learning Group

iCreate partners with Kaplan Early Learning Company and its sister companies to enhance the way children learn worldwide

BOSTON, MA – February 1, 2013 – iCreate to Educate announces a forthcoming strategic partnership with Kaplan Early Learning Group. Although specific details of the investment remain undisclosed, the aim of this partnership is to better leverage each company’s product line and strengthen its mutual market presence.

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Epson Launches PowerLite 935W Ultra-Bright Classroom Projector

New Projector Delivers 3,700 Lumens with Full Connectivity and Network Capabilities

ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC, Booth #709) – Jan. 29, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the PowerLite® 935W projector designed for large classrooms and naturally bright rooms. The PowerLite 935W delivers ultra-bright images with 3,700 lumens of color brightness and 3,700 lumens of white brightness2 and full connectivity and network capabilities. The projector also offers WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution to allow teachers to fully leverage widescreen notebooks or tablets and widescreen DVD content.

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Epson Introduces First Portable Interactive Projector for K-12 and Higher Education

BrightLink 436Wi Delivers Dual Pen Interactivity and Built-in Annotation for Interactivity Beyond the PC

ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC Booth #709) – Jan. 29, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the BrightLink® 436Wi – a fully integrated, portable short-throw interactive projector. Building on the success of Epson’s current line of BrightLink ultra-short throw projectors, the BrightLink 436Wi is the first interactive, short-throw Epson® projector that can be moved from room to room. Offering advanced connectivity options and dual pen support2, the BrightLink 436Wi can project onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, light-colored, hard surface.

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Live Online Speech Therapy Reduces Caseloads for Benton County School District Speech-Language Pathologists

PresenceLearning serving 60 students in grades 3 to 5 in Tennessee district

SAN FRANCISCO, January 29, 2013 – As part of a grant received for Assistive Technology, the Benton County Board of Education in Camden, Tennessee, has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, in the delivery of online speech and language services. The parameters of the grant call for Benton County to investigate new and innovative programs and then to share their findings with counties throughout Tennessee. Benton County is proud to say that the partnership with PresenceLearning has been very successful.

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