Industry News

LocknCharge launches two syncing and charging carts

LocknCharge launched two new syncing and charging carts specifically designed for iPad devices. The iQ 30 Cart and EVO 40 Cart are designed for iPad, iPad Air or iPad Mini device collections in school environments. Schools can store, sync, charge, secure and transport as many as 30 devices in the iQ 30 and 40 devices in the larger EVO 40.

Nutrition and fitness app integrated by Alabama school

The Walker County Public School System in Jasper will integrate the Kids Making Healthy Choices app into its iPad-enabled health and physical education curriculum at Bankhead Middle School. The app includes the digital ebook adaptation of the Making Healthy Choices—A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids book, kid-friendly recipes, online tools and resources and more.

School Specialty partners with Ohio community to furnish high school

School Specialty, Inc.'s Projects by Design team worked closely with the Shelby City School District to outfit learning spaces in the new Shelby High School with furniture and equipment. Implemented solutions included student tables that can change configurations for different types of class projects to flexible seating.

University of California grants approval of nearly 100 Fuel Education courses

The University of California “a-g” review board approved 95 of Fuel Education's online and blended courses. Eighteen of the courses that are approved through May of 2016 are AP courses.

SANS Inc. announces new version of language lab software

SANS Inc. has released Version 14.3 of the Sony Virtuoso and Sony Soloist digital language lab software. Enhancements include error detection and correction as well as Quality of Service settings for the SANSTalk Audio Router Software.

Tech platform helps manage high school academics and college prep

Campus Steps, a new free platform for students, parents and counselors, hosts multiple online and mobile ready apps to allow students to keep tabs of their academics, search colleges, apply for colleges and communicate with their counselor. The company is being incubated by Campus Explorer in partnership with developers from Learning Core.

Cupcake Digital releases enhanced storybook app

Cupcake Digital, Inc. launched Wubbzy’s Racecar, an enhanced storybook app featuring the character Wubbzy from Nick Jr.' Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! television series.

Copilot Family launches app to guide the use of technology for children

Copilot Family, a parental control for mobile devices, was launched for iOS and Android devices. Now available in the App Store and Google Play, the app is a tool for parents to remotely guide their children’s experience on smartphones and tablets.

PublicSchoolWORKS' safety suite implemented in N.Y. district

To help manage safety compliance tasks, staff training, accident management and risk prevention, Otsego Northern Catskill BOCES has implemented PublicSchoolWORKS EmployeeSafe Suite.

SPARK works out with Oregon school district

David Douglas School District in Portland has adopted SPARK, made possible through a Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools grant. The district will be integrating high-intensity and inclusive activities from SPARK’s K-2, 3-6 and Middle School Physical Education Programs as well as teacher training sessions.