Industry News

Tales2Go introduces caching and Lexile search

The users of Tales2Go's apps can now listen to complete audio book titles without a continuous internet connection, and educators and parents can search by Lexile measure.

Severtson Screens launches giant electric motorized cinema screen

The new SēVision 3D GX Giant Electric Motorized Cinema Projection Screen line are now available up to 27.3 feet wide, with the ability to produce screens up to 39.4 feet wide under development for release later in 2015.

Edsby announces integration with Microsoft Office 365

Edsby users can now authenticate via Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory and the OAuth2 protocol as part of a new integration with Microsoft Office 365 for single sign-on capabilities.

Pennsylvania schools adopt Skyward

Two Pennsylvania districts, Central Cambria School District and Gateway School District, have adopted the Student Management Suite from Skyward for scheduling, state reporting, student grading and more.

New assessments added to build instructional resources

OpenEd expanded its formative assessment bank to include new assessments built from questions from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Assess2Know Benchmark Item Bank and Higher Learning Technology.

Conversations about race course debuted

To address racial disparities in school settings, Knowledge Delivery Systems and Pacific Educational Group’s new online course, Courageous Conversations About Race, was developed for preK-12 grade educators to become more culturally and socially responsive to the needs of all students.

Maryland district expands digital resource partnership

Allegany County Public Schools continued its partnership with Discovery Education with the school district now providing its students in grades K-8 access to Discovery Education Science Techbook.

New communication disabilities tools debuted

Tobii Dynavox, an assistive technology company for individuals with communication disabilities, introduced Communicator 5 software and I-Series+ speech generating devices—which comes with eye-tracking capabilities supporting communication through voice, email, text messaging, social networking and phone calls.

New partnership formed to create interactive video lessons

Instructure, a software-as-a-service company and creator of the Canvas learning management system, is incorporating Zaption's interactive video lessons in 10 Canvas Network courses. For educators, Zaption's advanced analytics provide immediate feedback on students' engagement and their understanding of key concepts.

School districts in Wisconsin and Illinois leverage Lexia Reading Core5

Berwyn South School District 100 in Illinois deployed Lexia Reading Core5 across all elementary schools while Wisconsin's West Allis-West Milwaukee School District incorporated the program for all pre-K-5 students across the district.