Industry News

Torsh and New Teacher Center launch Ask a Mentor

Torsh Inc. and New Teacher Center have launched a beta version of its Ask a Mentor service, powered by Torsh. The new mentoring service for teachers offers on-demand access to expert mentors. The full launch of Ask A Mentor will occur in late August.

myON expands personalized reading platform with literacy toolkit

myON is expanding its digital literacy platform to include a set of literacy tools to personalize the reading experience for students, while growing instructional capabilities for teachers. The first set of tools to be released support close reading.

Naiku, Inc. updates its classroom assessment software

Naiku released new support enhancements for standards-based grading, increased the number of reports available to teachers and administrative staff, and expanded item and test creation options.

PBS KIDS video app launches on Android and Chromecast

PBS KIDS' video app is now available on Android and compatible with Chromecast. The PBS KIDS Video App gives families free, streaming access to thousands of videos, including clips and full episodes from PBS KIDS series.

PresenceLearning offers new online counseling service

To expand school districts’ access to licensed mental health professionals, including counselors and social workers, and to aid with the high caseloads that limit individual attention to children in need, PresenceLearning is now providing live, online counseling services.

Summer launches for Odysseyware learning resources

Odysseyware is launching its largest combination of new courses and learning resources. The summer launch includes a full math and ELA Common Core curriculum, six new high school career and technical education courses, 20 interactive virtual labs and other resources.

Discovery Educator Network launches summer learning initiative

Discovery Education will launch Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Summer School on August 1. Throughout the month-long initiative, each day of the week will be dedicated to introducing new digital tools and resources educators can use to create digital learning environments for students.

Scenario Learning unveils new active shooter course

Scenario Learning has released a new SafeSchools Training Active Shooter for Administrators course, written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn. Created for school and district administrators, the course outlines evidence-based methods to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event. updates EasyTech digital literacy curriculum has incorporated enhancements to EasyTech, a digital literacy curriculum that helps students develop technology skills while they study core subjects. The updates include new technology pre-tests for Next-Generation Assessments, new lessons and more.

McGraw-Hill Professional offers content via Follett’s Destiny platform

McGraw-Hill Professional announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K12 school library customers globally.