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DynaVox debuts dedicated speech-generating tablet

DynaVox Systems, LLC unveiled the DynaVox T15, a 15-inch dynamic display tablet for individuals with advanced access needs, visual impairments or physical limitations.

itslearning adds enhanced features

itslearning's K-12 digital learning platform has added enhanced access and visibility enhancements for teachers, students and parents, better access to content and collaboration and insights to student workload and physical resources availability.

California schools join national mobile technology integration program

Rancho Minerva Middle School and Vista Innovation and Design Academy are among eight schools in the nation chosen to take part in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, a program focusing on the greater use of mobile technology in education to enhance students' studies in the classroom and at home. The program will provide students and teachers with tablets and training.

Discovery Education adds exclusive content from family of networks

Discovery Education has added 38 exclusive videos from Discovery Communications’ family of networks to its suite of digital resources. Educators can now integrate series from Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet and American Heroes Channel into classroom instruction through Discovery Education’s digital education services.

FreshGrade secures funding for classroom engagement and assessment tool

FreshGrade announced it has secured $4.3 million in seed funding from education and venture capital firms: NewSchools Venture Fund, Emerson Collective, Accel Partners and Social Capital. Designed by developers in collaboration with teachers and parents, FreshGrade is a classroom engagement and real-time assessment resource for administrators, teachers and parents.

Indigo Project offers career assessment tool

The Indigo Project has been developed, in collaboration with TTI Success Insights, to provide an assessment system that measures motivation, strengths and skills specific to an individual student. Indigo then matches this evaluation to an extensive database of higher-education programs and, when appropriate, potential employers.

Blackboard debuts free app to help students discover career paths

Blackboard Inc. announced the release of Job Genie, a free mobile app designed to minimize student anxiety around the job selection process by helping them explore potential career paths and options for college.

Interactive platform for Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe launched by Childhelp

Childhelp has partnered with 6Connex to create a new virtual campus for its comprehensive child abuse and bullying prevention education program, Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe. The virtual campus will offer curriculum, facilitator training, continuing education opportunities, guest speaker lectures and more to educators.

Smart Coos launches e-learning language site

Smart Coos, Inc. debuted its new web-based language learning product for babies and children, newborns to age 8, and their parents. The e-learning language community provides parents and early childhood educators with books, videos and tutors on its subscription-based website.

Fuel Education and LearnBop partner on math tutoring and analytics

Fuel Education is partnering with LearnBop this fall to offer LearnBop through its Fuel Education's personalized learning platform, PEAK. Further, in the coming months Fuel Education will also make LearnBop available through its PEAK Library.