Industry News

Dual cloud storage upload and sharing engine introduced

Qwickly Inc. has launched a new engine that allows Blackboard Learn users to upload documents to their preferred cloud storage solution while simultaneously linking that file to users within Blackboard Learn.

Language learning resource updated for mobile learners

Breaking the Barrier, Inc. released its 2015 Breaking the Spanish Barrier series of iBook textbooks. The updated Level 1, 2, and 3 editions include more audio, video and interactive content to build language fluency.

New web development and programming courses debuted

Sunburst Digital, Inc. will supply StudioWeb, a new online educational resource for teachers that offers a series of video training courses on web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.

New i-Ready reading lessons released

Curriculum Associates has added new Close Reading lessons for grades 3–5 to its i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction online program. The informational texts are drawn from real-world sources, including periodicals such as Arts and Sciences for Kids Magazine, Cobblestone Magazine, MUSE Magazine and others.

New language learning resources debuted for mobile learners

Breaking the Barrier, Inc. released its 2015 Breaking the Spanish Barrier series of iBook textbooks—which use grammar and vocabulary in the context of history, popular culture and current events to build knowledge and language fluency.

LightCast technology enables wireless device display and eWhiteboarding

InFocus Corporation introduced its LightCast technology, which enables BYOD connectivity and all-in-one digital whiteboarding and Internet browsing. The company is also launching its first device with the new technology built in, the interactive touchscreen JTouch with LightCast.

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.