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Expanding computer science through partnerships

Code.org announced 11 new partnerships with computer science education organizations to help schools where Code.org it isn’t able to work directly. The organizations offer curriculum, professional development or a blend of both to add computer science into the formal curriculum in schools.

Actively Learn teams up with HarperCollins

The new partnership will allow teachers using the Actively Learn digital reading platform to buy circulations of HarperCollins’s copyrighted K12 titles from the platform’s online catalog.

New capabilities incorporated into Vision ME iPad app

Netop updated its Vision ME iPad classroom workflow app with expanded sharing of file types, an improved student enrollment process and increased foreign language support. In a move to support mixed language classrooms, the app is now available in Japanese in addition to Spanish, French, Dutch, German and English.

New company offers electronics projects for families and teachers

How to make STEM learning fun brought together two education technology entrepreneurs to create KitHub, a new electronics kit company. The company partner with toymakers, technologists and teachers to create and offer new kits monthly in addition to classroom sets and curriculum and step-by-step guides.

New Florida approval won for online courses

Edmentum has received Florida Department of Education approval of 26 courses for the 2015–16 school year. These courses, accessible through Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy, were approved for grades 6 through 12.

Class-wide announcements feature debuted by FreshGrade

The new feature allows teachers to remind parents and students of upcoming assignments and events, and works seamlessly within FreshGrade's student digital portfolios.

New evaluation and learning assessment program launched

A new Mindprint Learning, LLC cognitive evaluation and learning platform, the Mindprint assessment, is an online cognitive test for children ages 8 to 21. The one-hour, self-administered assessment offers insight into how each child learns best.

Hillsborough County Schools renews 'Read on myON' program

The Florida district and six other community partners are renewing their Community of Readers Initiative with myON. The community-wide program is working to raise literacy by providing full access to myON’s personalized literacy environment for every child in Hillsborough County from birth to eighth grade.

InFocus Corporation debuts video conferencing and collaboration system

The new Mondopad 2.0 offers new features that make sharing, annotating, archiving and overall collaboration easier, particularly between multiple locations.

Val Skinner Foundation partners with Discovery Education

A national innovative science curriculum for high school students is being launched with a focus on cancer genetics. In 2008, the Val Skinner Foundation and the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey established BioCONECT, an inquiry-based biology curriculum for high school students designed to increase breast cancer awareness.

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