Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Products for January 2016

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In January our tech team was busy to the point of overload in processing new and updated products for our eStore.  Take a look!

New to our Resource Inventory:

Milliken Publishing – 614 new titles

As you can see Milliken added our largest number of products.  So many it’s impossible to list them all, however, you will find seasonal resources, US Government titles, Topical titles, Word puzzles and much more.  Milliken Publishing is one of your favorites and I hope you will take a look at all these new titles!

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On The Mark Press – 70 new titles

On The Mark Press added many new titles alltopical resources, helping your students learn about the world around them.  Be sure to take a look at this wide variety of new titles from one of our top selling titles.

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Pricing listed on our site are for outside business.  There is discounts for publishers and resellers within our system, as well as discount for extended time periods.

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Apple iOS 9.3 Update Improves Device Management for Schools

Screen Shot 2016-01-16 at 5.44.50 PMThis week Apple® made a major announcement about their upcoming update to their mobile operating system, called iOS 9.3.

My family has been loyal Apple® fans since my husband and I first saw one in a technology lab in the 80’s. So we always take great interest in all the announcements and updates that are released by Apple®.  Yet this update includes a particular upgrade or new feature that we thought we should bring to your attention.

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The features are currently in beta, and will be available and free for current Apple device users upon it’s release. Teachers, administrators or schools who are interested in participating in the beta can contact Apple at educationpreview@apple.com.

The Apple website this exciting and bold statement regarding these changes.

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click on the image above to go to Apple’s announcement page (scroll down the bottom of this page for more information on these features.)

Apple goes on to state:

Technology can reshape education. And iPad, with its powerful features and apps, opens up new, more engaging ways of learning. With the iOS 9.3 beta, you’ll find a preview of new features that will make it even easier for schools to put devices where they’ll have the greatest impact — in the hands of students.

A recent article by Edsurge, provided a more comprehensive breakdown of the new features that will be included with this latest update.


For Students and Teachers

Easier to share iPads with “intelligent caching”

First up, Apple has introduced “intelligent caching,” a feature that the company says was added in response to the large number of iPad carts and necessary iPad sharing they recognize exists in schools around the world. With this feature, students who share iPads regularly can now log-on and reach the same screen that they last left when they stopped using the iPad—the same apps, the same settings and whatever content they downloaded onto the device.

Additionally, students now have the ability to enter a simple four-digit pin that logs them into their device and their iCloud account, right from the lock screen. (That particular feature will sound familiar to any iPhone user.) Or, for younger students, there is now a Photo ID feature where teachers can assign photo log-ins to students.

Classroom App

A second feature is the new Classroom App—which allows teachers more specific and remote control over student iPads and laptops.

In the app, teachers can launch and lock specific apps, websites or textbook pages on every iPad in their class. Additionally, Classroom offers teachers the ability to view any student’s screen as they are working. Additionally, teachers can project student screens to any Apple TV with AirPlay.

And for those students who forget their password? Teachers can now use Classroom to reset their password directly from their iPad.

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For Administrators

New way to create and manage Apple IDs

After hearing from school administrators who wanted the ability to create Apple IDs on behalf of the student, Apple’s third feature is the answer to that—“Managed Apple IDs.” Administrators will now have features to easily reset passwords, audit accounts, create IDs in bulk, tailor privacy options and create customized roles for everyone in a district.

Apple School Manager

Connected to the aforementioned feature is the debut of Apple School Manager, a central place for administrators to conduct Apple iPad deployment from web browsers on any Mac or PC. In the Apple School Manager, can manage IDs all from one central place—including that ability to create IDs in bulk that was mentioned above.

But wait, there’s more. Thanks to integration with student information systems (SIS), schools can pull SIS data directly to create Apple IDs for students. 

Apple has also added a feature that allows for an ID to be “graduated,” meaning that students can take their work with them after they leave a school. According to Apple reps, students have full control of the account and will get to take their Apple ID with them, as well as all associated content and data. 

You can read more of this article here…
Original article written by: 
Mary Jo Madda Jan 11, 2016 for Edsurge


We feel this is an exciting new update, bringing power back  into the hands of the classroom teacher.  If you join the beta, we would love to hear what you think and will do a following article sharing your thoughts on these new features.

Don’t forget that Apple is accepting beta testers of these new features, for more information please contact: educationpreview@apple.com

Top Selling Titles for December 2015

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These are the top-selling titles for December 2015

1. Mathematics: Drill and Practice, Grades 1-6

hspa284rby Hayes School Publishing

Skill and problem solving activities with equal emphasis on skill and concept development. Ideal supplement for any current text. Rounding numbers, solving equations, least common multipliers, multiplying, dividing, fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, problem solving, percents, geometry, and more.

Our price: $5.65

2. Common Core Connections Math: Grades K-5

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Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Math is the perfect tool for helping third grade students master Common Core math skills. The Common Core Standards for Math in third grade focus on four main areas: multiplication and division within 100, developing an understanding of fractions, rectangular arrays and area, and two-dimensional shapes. This resource provides focused practice pages for targeting and reinforcing these and other third grade math skills while helping students connect comprehension with knowledge and application.

3. Comprehension Crosswords, Grades 1-6

0190by Edupress

High interest reading selections team with the appealing crossword puzzle format to effectively build comprehension skills. From responding to what, when, where, and how questions at the first grade level to summarizing and paraphrasing information at the sixth grade level, students will learn to recall characters and facts, summarize main points, define main ideas and enrich their vocabularies. Topics for each book in this new series were selected to align with standards for each grade level in the areas of social studies, science and language arts.

Our price: $4.74

4. 25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core: Literature & Information, Grades 2-8


sch9780545577090by Scholastic

A collection of 25 leveled passages—just for third grade—with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards.

Standard eBook – Our price: $14.24
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $18.99

5. Daily Math (U.S. Edition) series, Grades 1-6 (& Canadian Edition series)

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Chalkboard Publishing

Chalkboard Publishing “Daily Math” series is a great asset to any Canadian classroom! Develop and strengthen crucial math skills with consistent daily practice. This eBook contains reproducible math activities – each week day is dedicated to a specific math strand, such as measurement, geometry, number sense, patterning and algebra or data management. The “Daily Math” series is perfect for use with a small or whole group, and is also an ideal supplement when you are working individually with students.  *Also available in French.

Standard eBook – Our price: $14.24
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $18.99

6. Dedicated Teacher Gift Certificates, Grades PK-12 & Staff

tkq0025giftby DedicatedTeacher.com

Our gift certificates are available in a variety of denominations from $5 to $100. Treat yourself or a friend – simply put the gift certificate in your cart like you would any other product in our eStore. After checking out, you have two choices for your gift certificate: (i) e-mail it to a friend or colleague as a gift; or (ii) activate the gift certificate in your own account.

Gift certificates never expire and can be used for purchasing any of our fine digital products. And wouldn’t a gift certificate from our eStore make a great graduation gift for a new teacher? Or a year-end present for your child’s teacher? Or a birthday present? Or to treat yourself? Or any of hundreds of other great uses!

7. Spectrum Math, (Grades K-1)


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Carson-Dellosa Publishing

The best-selling Spectrum® Math workbook series provides quality educational activities that build the skills your child needs for math achievement and success. Students in grades K–8 will find lessons and exercises that help them progress through increasingly difficult subject matter. Chapter pretests and posttests, Mid-Tests, and Final Tests, along with complete answer keys, help students track their progress and locate areas for improvement. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum is your child’s path to math mastery. Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your students’ learning achievement and success.

Our price: $7.59

8. William Battles The Anger Squiggles, Grades 3-6

mpiwb084ebby Marco Products Inc.

Students will immediately understand the consequences of letting anger control them as they see William’s body fill with Anger Squiggles of different kinds and shapes. Luckily for William, he learns to control his anger. This versatile anger-management and assertiveness curriculum includes: William Battles The Anger Squiggles storybook: May be used independently and read to the students. Reproducible Student Storybook: May be used with the adult storybook or as part of the complete anger-management program. Anger-Management Curriculum: A 10-week small-group counseling program.

Our price: $18.95

9. Visual Discrimination, Grades 2-8


ddx25081by Didax Educational Resources

This set of challenging reproducible activity sheets helps develop visual discrimination and critical thinking skills necessary for learning. Students study the relationship between two pictures and then use this information to solve a corresponding problem. Visual Discrimination includes student record sheets and an answer key. The activities are excellent for those students who finish reading assignments more quickly than others and can be used for students in grades 1 through 12.

Our price: $8.50

10. Building Spelling Skills, Grades 1-6

emc2705iby Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Revised Edition: Easily build spelling skills! Evan-Moor’s popular series is a teacher favorite and perfect for developing your students’ spelling competencies. Each individual digital resource contains 30 spelling units – each individual unit a comprehensive compilation of grade-level word lists, reproducible practice activities, targeted skills, and dictation sentences. Also included are spelling strategies, teaching ideas, an answer key and even more reproducible forms, including forms for record keeping and weekly testing.

Our price: $20.89

Honorable Mentions:

Social Studies: Higher Test Scores and Better Grades for Grades 6-9
by Incentive Publications
Our Price: $18.95

Power Pack: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by Prestwick House
Standard eBook – Our Price: $18.99
Enhanced eBook – Our Price: $23.74

Top Publishers for Q4 2015!

Q4 Top Pubs

These are your favorite Dedicated Teacher Publishers for the fourth quarter of 2015

1. Carson-Dellosa Publishing —Top Selling Titles

2. Evan Moor Educational Publishers Top Selling Titles

3. Scholastic Top Selling Titles

4. Teacher Created Resources Top Selling Titles

5. On The Mark Press Top Selling Titles *Also check these titles from S&S Learning distributed by On The Mark Press

6. Prestwick House —Top Selling Titles

7. BMI Educational Services Top Selling Titles *Also check these titles distributed by BMI.

8. Saddleback Educational Publishing — Top Selling Titles

9. Shell Education Top Selling Titles

10. Creative Teaching Press Top Selling Titles

Congratulations Publishers!  Thank you for allowing us to selling your products through our eStore and reseller program!

Stay tuned for the top selling titles for 2015!  Coming soon!

Top Ten Selling Products for December 2015

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These are the top-selling titles for December 2015

1. Mathematics: Drill and Practice, Grades 1-6

hspa284rby Hayes School Publishing

Skill and problem solving activities with equal emphasis on skill and concept development. Ideal supplement for any current text. Rounding numbers, solving equations, least common multipliers, multiplying, dividing, fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, problem solving, percents, geometry, and more.

Our price: $5.65

2. Common Core Connections Math: Grades K-5

csd104604eb-1by 
Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Math is the perfect tool for helping third grade students master Common Core math skills. The Common Core Standards for Math in third grade focus on four main areas: multiplication and division within 100, developing an understanding of fractions, rectangular arrays and area, and two-dimensional shapes. This resource provides focused practice pages for targeting and reinforcing these and other third grade math skills while helping students connect comprehension with knowledge and application.

3. Comprehension Crosswords, Grades 1-6

0190by Edupress

High interest reading selections team with the appealing crossword puzzle format to effectively build comprehension skills. From responding to what, when, where, and how questions at the first grade level to summarizing and paraphrasing information at the sixth grade level, students will learn to recall characters and facts, summarize main points, define main ideas and enrich their vocabularies. Topics for each book in this new series were selected to align with standards for each grade level in the areas of social studies, science and language arts.

Our price: $4.74

4. 25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core: Literature & Information, Grades 2-8


sch9780545577090by Scholastic

A collection of 25 leveled passages—just for third grade—with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards.

Standard eBook – Our price: $14.24
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $18.99

5. Daily Math (U.S. Edition) series, Grades 1-6 (& Canadian Edition series)

chk2021by 
Chalkboard Publishing

Chalkboard Publishing “Daily Math” series is a great asset to any Canadian classroom! Develop and strengthen crucial math skills with consistent daily practice. This eBook contains reproducible math activities – each week day is dedicated to a specific math strand, such as measurement, geometry, number sense, patterning and algebra or data management. The “Daily Math” series is perfect for use with a small or whole group, and is also an ideal supplement when you are working individually with students.  *Also available in French.

Standard eBook – Our price: $14.24
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $18.99

6. Dedicated Teacher Gift Certificates, Grades PK-12 & Staff

tkq0025giftby DedicatedTeacher.com

Our gift certificates are available in a variety of denominations from $5 to $100. Treat yourself or a friend – simply put the gift certificate in your cart like you would any other product in our eStore. After checking out, you have two choices for your gift certificate: (i) e-mail it to a friend or colleague as a gift; or (ii) activate the gift certificate in your own account.

Gift certificates never expire and can be used for purchasing any of our fine digital products. And wouldn’t a gift certificate from our eStore make a great graduation gift for a new teacher? Or a year-end present for your child’s teacher? Or a birthday present? Or to treat yourself? Or any of hundreds of other great uses!

7. Spectrum Math, (Grades K-1)


csd704566ebby 
Carson-Dellosa Publishing

The best-selling Spectrum® Math workbook series provides quality educational activities that build the skills your child needs for math achievement and success. Students in grades K–8 will find lessons and exercises that help them progress through increasingly difficult subject matter. Chapter pretests and posttests, Mid-Tests, and Final Tests, along with complete answer keys, help students track their progress and locate areas for improvement. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum is your child’s path to math mastery. Spectrum, the best-selling workbook series, is proud to provide quality educational materials that support your students’ learning achievement and success.

Our price: $7.59

8. William Battles The Anger Squiggles, Grades 3-6

mpiwb084ebby Marco Products Inc.

Students will immediately understand the consequences of letting anger control them as they see William’s body fill with Anger Squiggles of different kinds and shapes. Luckily for William, he learns to control his anger. This versatile anger-management and assertiveness curriculum includes: William Battles The Anger Squiggles storybook: May be used independently and read to the students. Reproducible Student Storybook: May be used with the adult storybook or as part of the complete anger-management program. Anger-Management Curriculum: A 10-week small-group counseling program.

Our price: $18.95

9. Visual Discrimination, Grades 2-8


ddx25081by Didax Educational Resources

This set of challenging reproducible activity sheets helps develop visual discrimination and critical thinking skills necessary for learning. Students study the relationship between two pictures and then use this information to solve a corresponding problem. Visual Discrimination includes student record sheets and an answer key. The activities are excellent for those students who finish reading assignments more quickly than others and can be used for students in grades 1 through 12.

Our price: $8.50

10. Building Spelling Skills, Grades 1-6

emc2705iby Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Revised Edition: Easily build spelling skills! Evan-Moor’s popular series is a teacher favorite and perfect for developing your students’ spelling competencies. Each individual digital resource contains 30 spelling units – each individual unit a comprehensive compilation of grade-level word lists, reproducible practice activities, targeted skills, and dictation sentences. Also included are spelling strategies, teaching ideas, an answer key and even more reproducible forms, including forms for record keeping and weekly testing.

Our price: $20.89

Honorable Mentions:

Social Studies: Higher Test Scores and Better Grades for Grades 6-9
by Incentive Publications
Our Price: $18.95

Power Pack: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by Prestwick House
Standard eBook – Our Price: $18.99
Enhanced eBook – Our Price: $23.74