Industry News

6/4/2015

6/4/2015

Edmentum has received Florida Department of Education approval of 26 courses for the 2015–16 school year. These courses, accessible through Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, were approved for grades 6 through 12.

6/4/2015

How to make STEM learning fun brought together two education technology entrepreneurs to create KitHub, a new electronics kit company. The company partner with toymakers, technologists and teachers to create and offer new kits monthly in addition to classroom sets and curriculum and step-by-step guides.

6/3/2015

6/3/2015

A new Mindprint Learning, LLC cognitive evaluation and learning platform, the Mindprint assessment, is an online cognitive test for children ages 8 to 21. The one-hour, self-administered assessment offers insight into how each child learns best.

6/3/2015

The Florida district and six other community partners are renewing their Community of Readers Initiative with myON. The community-wide program is working to raise literacy by providing full access to myON’s personalized literacy environment for every child in Hillsborough County from birth to eighth grade.

6/3/2015

The new Mondopad 2.0 offers new features that make sharing, annotating, archiving and overall collaboration easier, particularly between multiple locations.

6/2/2015

6/2/2015

A national innovative science curriculum for high school students is being launched with a focus on cancer genetics. In 2008, the Val Skinner Foundation and the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey established BioCONECT, an inquiry-based biology curriculum for high school students designed to increase breast cancer awareness.

6/2/2015

IntelliBoard.net, an advanced analytics and reporting system for Learning Management Systems powered by Moodle, launched a Schools subscription plan for online schools and school districts. The plan is an enhanced version of its virtual dashboard with instant real-time analytics and unlimited reports.

6/2/2015

In addition to providing professional development for more than 600 teachers and administrators, Expeditionary Learning will provide Denver Public Schools with the curriculum for grades 4-8 for the 2015-16 academic year. The school system will also use its English Language Arts curriculum for approximately 18,000 students.

6/1/2015

6/1/2015

Literacy for All Young Learners offers 65 research-based strategies tied to the Common Core State Standards to support literacy learning with children from pre-K through third grade.

6/1/2015

Discovery Education signed a three-year renewal of its 15-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting providing educators across Georgia access to digital learning content from Discovery Education Streaming service.

6/1/2015

Scholastic Corporation has completed the sale of its Educational Technology and Services business segment to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, including the equity in International Center for Leadership in Education and Tom Snyder Productions, Inc., for $575 million.

5/29/2015

5/29/2015

The school administrative software provider has broadened the use of the Ed-Fi Data Standard in a move to dramatically improve data interoperability between districts and state agencies for local data-reporting requirements.

5/29/2015

Designed to simplify the grading and data input, Blackboard Inc. launched an improved integration between Blackboard's teaching and learning solutions and Pearson's PowerSchool student information system to eliminate the need for teachers to double enter assignments and grades into the two systems.

5/29/2015

The parent’s version of the FamilyTime – Dashboard app was released for iOS to help parents keep in touch with their children and manage parental controls from their iOS devices even on the go.

5/28/2015

5/28/2015

The three companies launched a new digital signage solution called theconnectEDU. The bundled offering enables students and staff to receive a wide range of content via digital displays and desktops such as campus broadcasts and timely alerts for emergency preparedness.

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