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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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New online storytelling program debuted by Discovery Education and Science Channel

Discovery Education and Science Channel launched Epic Story, an online program that brings network programming, producers and student-created content together to provide students with storytelling tools.

McGraw-Hill Education launches new math program version

McGraw-Hill Education launched Everyday Mathematics 4, developed in partnership with the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project. The new version of Everyday Mathematics is an alternative core program engineered for new education standards designed to promote college and career readiness.

CK-12 and Clever team to deliver integration and access to OER STEM Curriculum

CK-12 is partnering with Clever to make it easier for districts to deploy CK-12, and for users to access their customizable CK-12 math and science content.

ORIOS LED lamps launched by OSRAM SYLVANIA

OSRAM SYLVANIA of OSRAM Americas is launching ORIOS LED lamps, including A-line, MR16, BR, R and PAR lamps. The lamps are rated at up to 25,000 hours. ORIOS PAR, BR30 and R20 LED lamps are dimmable down to 10 percent and are indoor/outdoor rated.