Industry News

11/26/2014

11/26/2014

The Culturally Responsive Classroom is a cross-cultural program offered to educators. Before participating, educators complete Berlitz's web-based self-reporting tool that compare's users' work style preferences against 56 national and regional cultural profiles.

11/26/2014

buncee released the new free iPad app Buncee for Edu, and revamped Buncee Pro, its original iPad app. Buncee for Edu allow students to create their own digital stories, presentations and other projects. The Buncee Pro iPad app has also been redesigned with a new user interface and features.

11/26/2014

Education Market Research/Simba Information released a new report titled K-12 Enrollment by Subject/Course & Grade, 2014-15 School Year. The data shows that the highest enrollment courses include art and general music at the elementary level, and algebra and Spanish and biology at the senior high level.

11/25/2014

11/25/2014

Boston-based Smarterer, a skills assessment company, has been acquired by Pluralsight for $75 million. Smarterer assessments utilize crowdsourcing and a dynamic assessment engine to validate skills.

11/25/2014

JogNog’s iPad app now allows students to draw directly on-screen while answering quiz questions. The scratchpad tool adds to the JogNog Achievement System’s portfolio of capabilities to support different learning styles by students.

11/25/2014

RANDA Solutions has acquired eCOVE Software, LLC, a classroom observation and walkthrough software company based in Oregon. This move will allow RANDA, a company that focuses on state and large district contracts, to enter the classroom observation market.

11/25/2014

Capstone launched PebbleGo Next, its newest line of database modules featuring content connected to grades three through six. PebbleGo Next debuts with a State and American Indian Studies module.

11/24/2014

11/24/2014

Achieve released Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for middle and high school grades. These sample tasks provide examples of how content and practices from both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics can be assessed together in classrooms.

11/24/2014

Blake eLearning have released three new math apps designed to teach essential early numeracy skills to K2 students. Aligned to the Common Core Standards, the Mathseeds apps include activities designed to build math and problem solving skills.

11/24/2014

With the addition of 15,000 topics, Researchomatic has expanded its database to include history subjects in the sub-categories of African-American studies, American history, East-European history and Latin American studies.

11/21/2014

11/21/2014

Zoomita is a free college planning tool focused on rapid college list creation and application essay management. The service tracks around 6,000 essay prompts for over 1,000 colleges. Zoomita allows students to generate a report of all their essay prompts.

11/21/2014

Using text, visuals, learning prompts and accessibility, special education professionals and teachers can now deliver personalized instruction and therapy while measuring a student’s progress anywhere through Boardmaker's Boardmaker Student Center app, available free of cost in the Apple iTunes store.

11/21/2014

Several hundred new titles have been added to Discovery Education's Discovery Education Streaming and Discovery Education Streaming Plus services, including over 350 titles from Espresso Education.

11/20/2014

11/20/2014

A new secondary social studies programs from Pearson combines best practices, curriculum standards and technology to engage students with history, geography, government, economics and culture. Pearson collaborated with NBC Learn to produce the program’s myStory videos.

11/20/2014

Following a $3.2 million gift from The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., MIND Research Institute announced a new curriculum to improve youth financial literacy by developing game-based math instructional software for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

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