i-Ready® Reaches One Millionth Assessment

Award-winning online diagnostic and instruction program identifies root causes behind students’ challenges, and gives teachers tools to differentiate instruction

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 4, 2013 – Built for the Common Core, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product. To reach one million assessments in less than two years is a testament to the fact that i-Ready delivers a much-needed resource for educators across the country. The 1 millionth assessment was completed by two different students, in two different states at the exact same time on February 26 at 1:55 p.m. EST.

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Epson Invites Educators to Share Their Stories in the ‘Epson Document Camera in the Classroom Contest’

Educators Invited to Provide the Top Five Benefits for Using Document Cameras in the Classroom for a Chance to Win One of Four Epson DC-20 Cameras

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 26, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, is asking K-12 and post-secondary educators in the United States and the District of Columbia to share their top five benefits of using document cameras in the classroom for a chance to win one of four Epson® DC-20 document cameras during the “Epson Document Camera in the Classroom Contest.” Epson invites U.S. educators to submit their entries online at www.epson.com/doccamcontest between March 15 and May 10, 2013.

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‘myCreate’ App Incorporates 21st Century Skills and Demonstration of Common Core Concepts

Stop-motion animation software allows students to demonstrate their understanding of educational concepts using iPads

BOSTON, MA, February 25, 2013 – The new myCreate app, offered by iCreate to Educate, allows students to easily express their ideas through the hands-on creation of videos. Using anything from classroom resources to household items, students demonstrate their understanding of common core content. Videos are then saved to personal albums and/or shared with educators, peers and family via Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo or HapYak, which lets you add personalized comments and drawings on the video.

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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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