Industry News

4/2/2014

4/2/2014
Discovery Education has begun working with Tennessee’s Oak Ridge Schools to create digital learning environments in classrooms districtwide. Through a six-year partnership, Discovery Education will support Oak Ridge Schools’ plan to implement a 1-to-1 learning initiative with digital content and professional development.
4/2/2014
Wildlife Acoustics introduced its new Echo Meter Touch bat detector/recorder/analyzer, a key-fob-sized ultrasonic module that accompanies a free Echo Meter touch app and plugs into an iPhone or iPad. The module-app combination provides teachers and students with a fully functional spectrogram viewer.
4/2/2014
Big Spring School District in Pennsylvania has selected Follett’s Aspen student information system for its student data collection, reporting and management. The Aspen platform connects student information to classroom curricular, educational and communication tools.
4/2/2014
Centsables, an animated TV series focused on financial literacy, is releasing lesson modules, available in teacher and parent versions. Each module includes two episodes of the show with the correlating lesson plans as well as downloads for all materials and certificates of completion.
4/2/2014
ADVANCEfeedback, a platform designed to manage the observation and feedback process, is Insight Education Group's newest offering for for teachers and school leaders. Through live or video-based observations, the program provides feedback, identifies examples of great teaching and more.

4/1/2014

4/1/2014
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has declared the week of March 31-April 4, 2014 as National Assistant Principals Week to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students.
4/1/2014
Edgenuity has been selected by the San Francisco USD to serve as the district’s online learning provider for all 17 high schools. SFUSD is the seventh largest district in California and serves over 55,000 students each year.
4/1/2014
A+ Mobile Solutions launched its new Mobile STEM lab, a platform designed with tools, activities and teaching materials for implementing hands on STEM activities in the classroom. In addition, The Intelligent Laptop Cart has been introduced as a learning and charging platform for mobile computer devices.

3/31/2014

3/31/2014
Mobento, a free, curated library provider of video learning resources, announced optional paid features for academic institutions. With School Accounts, schools can manage, centralize and distribute their digital learning resources.
3/31/2014
K12 Inc., a provider of online learning solutions for K12, has doubled its mobile product catalog with the addition of 24 new AP Exam Prep apps. The new products cover subjects such as biology, calculus and English language and composition.
3/31/2014
Gradeable launched a new mobile app that integrates with the freestanding Gradeable Inbox and enables teachers to grade faster. Students submit assignments to the Inbox that are scanned, graded and analyzed by the teacher.

3/28/2014

3/28/2014
One hundred percent of over 400 K12 district administrators participating in a national Schoolwires survey responded that hosting should remain funded by the FCC as a Priority One Service within the E-rate program.
3/28/2014
MindPlay announced a new reading fluency with comprehension program for K12 schools, FLRT. This personal trainer for silent reading has been updated for text complexity and to include comprehension. Stories are certified by MetaMetrics to meet Common Core text complexity and Lexile reading level requirements.
3/28/2014
A Pass Educational Group, LLC is one of 12 companies in Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. These companies were chosen from over 5,500 small businesses that the center provided with counseling and training in 2013.

3/27/2014

3/27/2014
The Gallaudet University National Science Foundation-funded Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) released its second bilingual storybook app for the iPad, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The app is designed to facilitate language acquisition and reading in young children.

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