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Discovery Education expands agreement with Missouri district

Poplar Bluff Public Schools and Discovery Education expanded their partnership to bring Discovery Education’s digital social studies and science textbooks to the district's junior and high school classrooms.

Syntonic delivers mobile content to K12 students

Syntonic launched a nationwide connected education services for K-12 students. The new Syntonic On-Ramp Education Services integrates district and school managed educational content, nationwide AT&T 4G connectivity, and mobile devices to provide students with equal access to online educational resources and learning tools.

CoSN joins with the Council of the Great City Schools

The Council of the Great City Schools and CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) have signed an agreement to give CoSN members access to a collection of information technology key performance indicators in the ActPoint KPI Performance Management System.

Language practice goes global with WeSpeke

WeSpeke, Inc. launched its Language Practice Goes Global! initiative to connect learners with native speakers in its global community to practice languages, share cultures and explore interests. Language partners can chat using text, audio, or video and create global “friends” list. The WeSpeke global community currently includes users representing 160 countries and 103 languages.

TAPCIN launches new lesson plan app

Developmental Teaching, LLC announced the launch of Tapcin, a new web-based software application for creating lesson plans and tracking progress. Tapcin also features its own educator's social network designed specifically for teachers to collaborate, create their own colleague groups, and share with others.

New reading program debuted by All About Learning Press

All About Learning Press released the final installment in their All About Reading program. All components of reading are taught in Level 4, including decoding (phonics and structural analysis), vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.

Red Comet unveils high school courses in mathematics

Red Comet is launching several new courses in mathematics related to advanced algebra with financial applications, pre-calculus, calculus, comprehensive algebra and comprehensive geometry.

Open API platform launched by Versal

Versal announced the launch of its new open developer program (beta), an open API platform specifically designed to offer developers a way to build interactive and customizable learning gadgets for teachers to use in online courses, homework assignments and student projects.

New online curriculum from EdTechLens illustrates life science concepts

EdTechLens created Rainforest Journey, a subscription-based and standards-aligned online science curriculum for elementary students that uses photographs and videos to illustrate the curriculum's written scientific concepts.

New iBooks Textbook helps visually impaired

Reach for the Stars: Touch, Look, Listen, Learn, a free, multitouch iBooks Textbook for iPad created by SAS and the Space Telescope Science Institute, incorporates assistive technologies for visually-impaired students with tactile overlays for the book's interactive images. Astronomers worked with developers to translate imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope into content for students.

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