Industry News

Three California districts choose Schoology

Schoology's learning management system recently selected by three school districts in California: San Juan USD in Sacramento, Modesto City Schools, and Norwalk-La Mirada USD in Los Angeles.

Pearson collaborates with Saddleback Educational Publishing

Pearson's iLit tablet-based reading intervention program will now feature fiction and nonfiction titles from Saddleback Educational Publishing.

Research partnership launched to develop speech recognition

Sesame Workshop and ToyTalk signed a two-year collaborative agreement to develop speech recognition for early learning and advance literacy learning among preschool-aged children.

Launch of free language learning app for over 30 languages

The Vocabulary Trainer mobile app has been launched by With over 30 languages offered, users gain access to over ten thousand words and phrases and can choose among courses that cover slang, travel phrases, business terms, vocabulary for special exams such as the TOEFL or frequently used words.

New MimioBoard touch board enhances classroom collaboration

Mimio has expanded its MimioClassroom suite of products to a full range of interactive teaching technology options for collaborative activities and lessons. The Touch 360° interactive technology of the newest MimioBoard touch board accommodates up to six single-point touch users or three dual-touch and gestures users.

InFocus expands low-cost 1080p HD projector lineup

InFocus Corporation's new projectors, comprised of the IN118HDa, short-throw IN118HDSTa and networkable IN2128HDa, each feature high brightness, Eco Blanking for extended lamp life, HDMI connectivity, are 3D ready and are portable at less than 8 lbs.

Writing program added to Curriculum Associates's Ready offerings

Curriculum Associates has expanded its Ready programs with the launch of Ready Writing for grades 2–5. The program provides educators with rigorous instructional materials as well as professional development resources to help students meet the writing expectations of the new Common Core Standards. The program also works with any ELA curriculum.

Edchat Interactive launched for online professional development

Steven Anderson, Tom Whitby and Mitch Weisburgh have launched Edchat Interactive, an online professional development web solution with live interactions. Participants in the inaugural October 22 interactive session will examine how connectedness empowers educators to be better professionals, to share tips and techniques to save time, to overcome obstacles, and to develop new skills.

Sangari Active Science renamed to Activate Learning

Sangari Active Science changed its name to Activate Learning. While the company’s name is changing, Activate Learning’s elementary school program, Sangari Active Science, will keep its name moving forward.

Learners Edge partners with Simpson College

Learners Edge has added Simpson College as a new academic partner, expanding the reach of continuing education courses for teachers throughout the state of Iowa and surrounding areas. Simpson College will offer 17 continuing education courses for pre-K through 12 educators, including courses on ADHD, literacy, autism and bullying.