Industry News

Capstone Partners with Cantata Learning

The two companies have partnered to distribute Cantata Learning's product line through direct and wholesale channels. Twenty-nine Cantata Learning products are now available as Capstone Interactive eBooks and as print picture book/audio bundles, with an additional 42 new books set for release this year.

Cinedigm and Bright Educational Media plan to launch network

Bright, a linear and VOD network centered on live action, learning and education themed content, will be launched by Cinedigm and Bright Educational Media. Content will be curated both from Cinedigm’s film and TV episode library, as well as from outside producers.

EarthEcho International launches new adventure-inspired educational tools

EarthEcho International has released a collection of standard-aligned educational materials and documentary videos on their second youth expedition, EarthEcho Expedition: Beyond the Dead Zone.

Frontline Technologies buys competing company

Frontline Technologies has acquired CRS Advanced Technology, which produces a competing product for substitute teacher placement and absence management. Though CRS Advanced Technology's SubFinder users will not see any immediate change, Frontline intends to eventually retire the SubFinder system.

Follett to debut summer school reading, math bundles

Follett debuted summer school reading and math bundles geared to students who will be entering grades 2-6. The summer school bundles include fiction and informational texts with lesson extension ideas, writing prompts and other elements.

SmartStart debuted by Waterford

Waterford Institute launched its new Waterford SmartStart pre-K program, a multimodal resource for teaching reading, math and science concepts in classrooms and childcare centers. The program includes computer-based adaptive curriculum and teacher tools and offline group materials.

Frontline Technologies unveils enhanced version of Jobulator

With Jobulator, substitutes get notified of new job offers in Aesop and can easily accept job offers from their mobile devices or desktops.

History instruction upgraded with multimedia content at ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO Solutions' new World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era video modules contain tools to provide history instruction, including word-for-word video transcripts and essential vocabulary terms. The company also released a text-to-speech functionality, translation tool and World Geography & Culture Concepts.

New learning assessment offered by Apperson

Apperson introduced Evo Social-Emotional, a social and emotional learning assessment system developed with Devereux allowing educators and parents to rate the frequency of student behavior over time to screen and monitor the progress of students’ skill development.

Backyard Engineers unveiled by Filament Games

Filament Games debuted Backyard Engineers, a game that teaches engineering concepts and problem solving skills by giving students the opportunity to design and adjust catapults for fictional water balloon fights.