Industry News

7/18/2014

7/18/2014

Verso Learning announced the United States launch of its formative assessment tool, Verso App. Already used by 1,700 K12 schools in 95 countries, the app is free, available through iTunes and Google Play, and works on any mobile device as well as most popular browsers.

7/18/2014

ASCD is offering a variety of professional development resources for new teachers entering the education profession this upcoming school year. In addition to these resources, the organization has book bundles specifically for teachers’ professional development at discounted prices.

7/17/2014

7/17/2014

McGraw-Hill Education CTB announced the completion of the first cycle of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s new OECD Test for Schools benchmarking tool. The 2014 results provide schools with insights into student performance in reading, science and mathematics relative to international results from the Programme for International Student Assessment.

7/17/2014

Edmodo released Snapshot, a formative assessment tool designed to provide real-time insight into student proficiency in educational standards and help teachers immediately address any learning gaps. Built directly into the Edmodo platform, Snapshot is customized for both teachers and administrators.

7/17/2014

Cambium Learning Group, Inc.'s Kurzweil Education, Inc. division launched its newest Kurzweil 3000–firefly literacy software. This version includes nearly 40 updates to Kurzweil 3000 for Windows, Mac, and the web-based firefly that will help learners read and understand content, then demonstrate what they have learned.

7/16/2014

7/16/2014

KnowledgeNet introduced its new authorized Citrix training. KnowledgeNet's Citrix course catalog includes training for XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer, XenMobile and NetScaler. The company is also offering hands-on instructor-led Citrix training in various cities for the first time.

7/16/2014

LeapFrog Enterprises unveiled its first educational, active video gaming system, LeapTV. It is designed specifically for children ages three to eight years old. This new video game console system combines activity and movement with educational curriculum.

7/16/2014

General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council are partnering again to help K12 schools expand their breakfast programs by offering Fuel Up Breakfast Grants. Schools that participate in the National School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program are eligible for the grant program.

7/15/2014

7/15/2014

NEC Display Solutions of America has incorporated two new PA Series projectors, the PA672W and PA722X. With built-in HDBaseT connectivity technology, PA Series projectors run uncompressed full-HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power and various other controls through one cable.

7/15/2014

Califone International has released its new 901 Wireless Headphone. The rechargeable headphone and separate 3.5 mm transmitter connect students to listening activities on computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.

7/15/2014

Neenah Joint, Menasha Joint and Marion Independent School Districts have designated Skyward to improve business and student operations within their districts. Two of the three districts will be implementing Skyward’s School Business Suite, while the third will be deploying the Student Management Suite.

7/14/2014

7/14/2014

Sunrise Digital is now making posters on MagiCling, a material that allows posters to stick to virtually any surface. This thin 2-mil white film is electrostatically charged to cling to a flat surface.

7/14/2014

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) and nine companies announced NAFTrack Certified Hiring, a new academic and work-based learning initiative that prepares high school students for college and careers. The companies committed to giving special consideration to job applicants who, as high school graduates, earned NAF credentials.

7/14/2014

School Improvement Network released a report on teacher professional development policy in all 50 states. The report findings indicate that schools, districts and states lack the professional development and support needed to make soon mandated teacher evaluations a meaningful part of professional growth towards educator effectiveness.

7/11/2014

7/11/2014

Lenovo signed an agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies. The Lenovo Scholar Network program provides STEM curriculum and technology exposure for high school students.

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