Industry News

Putnam County chooses Naiku’s assessment software

Naiku's classroom assessment software will be implemented districtwide for Putnam County School System's nearly 11,000 students in Tennessee. The cloud-based software measures and tracks each student’s proficiency of standards in any subject and grade.

NETGEAR introduces new wireless access points, firewalls and storage

NETGEAR, Inc. is improving the speed, performance and capabilities of its products designed for K12 education facilities. New offerings for wireless access, security and storage include Dual Band High Powered 802.11n Weatherproof Outdoor Access Point and Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point.

New online archives launched by National Museum of the Pacific War

The National Museum of the Pacific War has launched its digital archives to the public. There are collections currently up on the digital archive include the World War II Veterans Oral History Collection, the World War II Photograph Collection and the Chester W. Nimitz Personal Letters (1893-1911), among others.

Learning Links Foundation and ISTE partner to promote digital learning

Learning Links Foundation (LLF) entered into an education collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE and LLF will connect with professional learning networks, educators, student-teachers and vendors to offer learning experiences based on local needs and requirements.

Ohio school system selects Infinite Campus for SIS services

Mayfield City Schools chose Infinite Campus and the Campus Process Consulting service to conduct data analysis and review best practices for the district's new student information system (SIS).

VendScreen touchscreens provide nutrition information at vending machines

A new 4.5-inch touchscreen device called VendScreen is now available that can be added to vending machines. In addition to accepting debit and credit card payments, VendScreen touchscreens display ingredients and nutritional profiles that are updated continuously from a cloud-based database. The devices can also be programmed to showcase the healthiest choices available.

CyberBully Hotline adds six districts to roster

The CyberBully Hotline, an anonymous tip line provider for K12 districts, signed six new school systems, including Arizona's Page Unified School District #8 and Texas' Lubbock Independent School District and Mexia Independent School District.

Lerner Audisee eBooks offered with Mackin Educational Resources

Audisee eBooks with Audio from Lerner Digital are now available on Mackin Educational Resources's website. Lerner Publishing Group recently released 80 new titles across age levels, interests and genres that feature fixed formatting with sentence highlighting and audio narration.

New Clarity Innovations book published on using technology to personalize learning

Clarity Innovations has authored a book for K12 educators entitled, Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology, and published by the International Society of Technology in Education. The guide describes in actionable detail how to plan and implement 1-to-1 learning.

Saint Paul Public Schools adopts Capstone program

One of Minnesota’s largest school districts, Saint Paul Public Schools, has adopted Capstone’s reading and research solution PebbleGo. The district will implement the four PebbleGo database modules (Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies and Social Studies) this fall in its 41 elementary schools.