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PageWerkz educational technology introduces new digital workbook platform

Werkz Publishing Inc. launched PageWerkz, a new educational technology with a digital workbook platform for content providers. Content providers can use the PageWerkz platform to convert traditional textbooks, e-books, magazines, newspapers and other publications into digital academic workbooks with text, images, animation, videos, simulations and assessments.

Teachley announces Learning Analytics Platform for schools

Teachley’s new Learning Analytics Platform offers personalized learning and in-depth data reporting for schools. The platform extracts information from students’ gameplay to give teachers insight about Common Core standards and benchmarks.

AIS Network offering Azure Managed Services

Cloud hosting provider AIS Network will resell Microsoft Azure and offer managed services for the Azure platform. The new product offering will be available to educational institutions.

SodaPop introduced as new app to create private networks

SodaPop is a new private social network which can be used to build private online communities for the sharing of posts, messages, photos and tags. SodaPop networks, created and managed by an individual or group network host, can also include the Safe Zone, which enables members to communicate anonymously with a trusted source.

High-tech tutoring: Big media, big startups and big money

The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology. And it's not just nonprofits like Khan Academy and for-profit online schools like University of Phoenix that are making it happen.

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New STEM-focused training offered by Sally Ride Science

Sally Ride Science's newest professional development course, STEM Connections to Common Core, offers training designed to help educators use classroom lessons in STEM to support specific Common Core State Standards.

Education Exchange to interconnect students in 30 Georgia counties

NGN, Parker FiberNet and ETC Communications launched a partnership to create the Education Exchange, a 3,600-mile, fiber optic network to connect schools across 30 north Georgia counties. The educational network allows more than 330 schools and facilities to share instructional material, textbooks, classroom resources and administration assets.

Voyager Sopris Learning releases 'Step Up to Writing'

Voyager Sopris Learning's fourth edition of Step Up to Writing has been released for grades 3–5. The new grade band focuses on foundational writing skills, including learning basic technology skills and grade-level proficient and advanced writing skills.

New Verite Educational Systems to offer software for schools and home

Verite Group Inc. launched a spin-off company, Verite Educational Systems Inc., to design and market enterprise-quality, multi-platform technology tools for educators and families.

New Chromebox CXI Series released by Acer

Acer America announced its new Acer Chromebox CXI line, ideal for school systems that don’t require a mobile platform and who are either invested in or want to leverage the Google Chrome system. Two Acer Chromebox models with compact chassis will be available late next month: the CXI-2GKM with 2GB memory and the CXI-4GKM with 4GB memory.​