Industry News

12/10/2014

12/10/2014

iRobot Corp. updated its STEM outreach program, including launching Create 2. The preassembled robot platform is based off the company’s Roomba to give educators, students and developers robotic programming experience. iRobot also unveiled online resources, including 3D printable files for new parts and faceplate drilling projects.

12/9/2014

12/9/2014

Generation Ready, a professional learning and school improvement service provider, has signed a national partnership with Literacy Design Collaborative, a national community of professional educators that delivers tools and resources to help students with the Common Core State Standards.

12/9/2014

ETS recently launched the GACE Teacher Leadership assessment, which measures the leadership roles that teachers play in contributing to student and school success. Its six task-specific rubrics address specific standards within the Georgia Teacher Leadership Program Standards.

12/8/2014

12/8/2014

Maricopa USD implemented the Skills Behavior Intervention Plan Builder. The program is designed to address challenging behaviors commonly displayed by individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental and behavioral disorders.

12/5/2014

12/5/2014

The Mutualink K12 communications platform is now being piloted in 20 New York schools, enabling schools to establish a direct link to police, fire and other entities in an emergency.

12/5/2014

MindPlay debuted MindPlay Teacher Companion, an online reading and professional development program designed to help teachers learn about scientifically-based reading instruction through lectures, videos and activities.

12/5/2014

WGBH launched a bilingual website and curriculum for Peep and the Big Wide World, its preschool science and math series. The new website, available in both English and Spanish, includes PEEP animated episodes, live-action videos, games, family activities and educational materials and professional development tools.

12/5/2014

Disney Publishing Worldwide unveiled Disney Imagicademy, a technology-driven learning initiative designed for families with children 3 to 8. With more than 30 app-based experiences, the integrated program focuses on fundamental educational concepts combined with Disney characters and stories.

12/4/2014

12/4/2014

TabPilot Learning Systems expanded its TabPilot Tablet Manager to include iOS. The tablet management system's iOS version is now available to select schools through a limited “Early Experience Program."

12/4/2014

Follett introduced Destiny Resource Manager, a universal system that enables K12 districts to track and manage all school assets. It will monitor barcoded textbooks in addition to traditional assets such as laptops, tablets and equipment.

12/4/2014

The Total Motivation supplemental curriculum, a standards-aligned, print and online supplemental curriculum, is now available for iPads, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs.

12/4/2014

Epiphany Learning, a personalized learning software application that utilizes student-directed feedback to create Learner Profiles, was launched. The web-based program allows teachers to generate customized learning and skills paths for each student.

12/3/2014

12/3/2014

The Sanford Harmony Program is being adopted by Lakeside USD in San Diego County. The program, which promotes positive peer interactions, is being introduced in the district's preschool and transitional kindergarten schools.

12/3/2014

McGraw-Hill Education launched Acuity College and Career Readiness, a new interim assessment focused for students in grades 3–8. The assessment enables educators to create personalized intervention plan for students with digital, standards-based instructional resources.

12/2/2014

12/2/2014

Green Horizon Services has become a SchoolDude SuccessPlus Services Partner to provide preventive maintenance to school districts across 25 states. Services include on-site data collection of all major HVAC and plumbing equipment and creating preventive maintenance templates and schedules.

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