Industry News

2/24/2015

2/24/2015

Compass Learning's Pathblazer math and reading intervention solution and Hybridge blended learning solution have been enriched with more than 800 new digital learning activities that align to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and Smarter Balanced Assessments.

2/24/2015

MyExcelTemplates.com has rolled out a variety of printable and customizable spreadsheets for teachers to use as worksheets and grade trackers.

2/23/2015

2/23/2015

Henry Mancini Arts Education, a new interactive curriculum created by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and its partners, contains 3,000 online dance, music, theatre and visual arts lessons delivered via digital platforms. Available in Fall 2015, the middle and high school lessons will be accessed through the Schoology learning management system.

2/23/2015

Vital Source Technologies, Inc. has been selected by MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. to be the digital fulfillment vendor for all of its educational content. The agreement will span both the K12 and higher education markets, and will encompass all of the channels through which MBS will sell digital content, including MBS Direct, Textbooks.com and MBS Systems.

2/20/2015

2/20/2015

The upgraded Bluetooth-enabled VoiceSaver personal amplifier provides teachers with clarity while delivering lessons, and now features a wireless headset for hands-free flexibility. It offers enough power to amplify a voice for use in mid-sized classrooms.

2/20/2015

The National Park Foundation is kicking off its Every Kid in a Park initiative to enable every 4th grade student to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-16 school year. Every Kid in a Park joins the Foundation's Open Outdoors for Kids program in helping children learn history, culture and science while exploring the great outdoors.

2/20/2015

Filament Games introduced its first physical science game, Backyard Engineers. The game challenges students to create the ultimate catapult by customizing mechanical elements to manipulate movement, accuracy and range. Backyard Engineers also includes a teacher dashboard and standards-based curriculum.

2/20/2015

The New York Times and CIG Education Group have partnered to launch a new education initiative. Starting in fall 2015, NYT EDUcation will provide innovative courses and programs covering a wide array of subjects, ranging from pre-college level to higher education, continuing education and executive education.

2/19/2015

2/19/2015

The free mobile application, TeachBack, has been launched nationwide for iPhone and Android. TeachBack is a classroom education tool that gathers structured feedback from students about their educators’ lessons, lectures and overall class experiences.

2/19/2015

Absolute Software Corporation incorporated a new security feature, Device Freeze Offline Policy, for its Absolute Computrace product. This capability allows IT to set an automated freeze command for any device that remains offline for a specific period of time or is unassigned or misplaced.

2/19/2015

Cree, Inc. introduced field-adjustable color temperature for its SmartCast Technology-enabled CR Series LED troffers. The SmartCast Technology, combined with Cree's TrueWhite Technology, allows for better color quality, consistency and flexibility to control illumination.

2/18/2015

2/18/2015

The new ParentSquare analytics dashboard is designed to help administrators see, track and enhance parental reach, engagement and participation.

2/18/2015

ProgressBook VirtualClassroom is an e-learning management system that gives teachers the ability to create standards-aligned content, collaborate with curriculum teams to co-author content, and share content districtwide.

2/18/2015

Alachua County Public Schools has signed an agreement to deploy Scientific Learning Corp.'s Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant online programs in 10 schools to help students improve their language, literacy and reading skills.

2/18/2015

Compass Learning has added GoQuest, a differentiation, inquiry- and project-based learning tool that matches more than 40,000 learning activities and projects to specific student interests and preferences.

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