Industry News

Learners Edge partners with Simpson College

Learners Edge has added Simpson College as a new academic partner, expanding the reach of continuing education courses for teachers throughout the state of Iowa and surrounding areas. Simpson College will offer 17 continuing education courses for pre-K through 12 educators, including courses on ADHD, literacy, autism and bullying.

Durable school backpack for tech gear launched by Sunrise Hitek

Sunrise Hitek’s new backpack is made with ballistic nylon with a dedicated laptop compartment that fits up to 15.4” computers and various other compartments for ggear and books.

Introducing ExtremeCap 910, a lecture recorder from AVerMedia

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. launched ExtremeCap 910, a portable lecture recorder that can be used for meetings and educational purposes. ExtremeCap 910 can record audio and HD video content up to 1080p via HDMI or VGA input.

PRIME Initiative selects new high schools for manufacturing program

The SME Education Foundation’s Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME) initiative has selected six new high schools in Montana, Kentucky, California, Florida and Ohio to participate in its program. PRIME creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators and the industry to train students and drive interest and awareness in manufacturing.

Triumph Learning lauches Waggle SBAC

The assessments for Triumph Learning's new Waggle for the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) include 26 different item types. Smarter Balance is one of two multi-state consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop a Common Core-aligned assessment system by the 2014-2015 school year.

New projecter introduced by Canon U.S.A.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. released its new high brightness REALiS WUX6000 Installation LCOS projector for medium-to-large display environments. The new projector offers multiple image-mode settings and adjustments, a choice of optional Genuine Canon projection lenses and motorized lens shift.

InfoSnap integrates with customized version of PowerSchool

InfoSnap was chosen to design a customized online registration solution for Mooresville Graded School District that met its unique business process and statewide PowerSchool requirements.

First Book adds school supplies to its offferings

The nonprofit First Book is expanding its free and low-cost new books offerings to include school supplies, educational board games, teacher resources and web-based programs.

SunGard K-12 Education releases web form productivity pack

A new collection of six web forms for its BusinessPLUS financial and human resources management software is being released by SunGard K-12 Education. The BusinessPLUS Web Form Productivity Pack is designed to help boost efficiency of a school district’s business operations and support employees with managing travel, expenses and vacation time.

SPARK teams up with ICAN Foundation to combat childhood obesity

SPARK and ICAN Foundation will work together to help Illinois, Louisiana and Mississippi schools and community centers raise funds or apply for and win grants in order to implement SPARK’s physical education curricula or after-school program.