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Vernier expands its offering of wireless sensors for tablets

Vernier Software & Technology has expanded its offerings with the Go Wireless pH and the NODE+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules. Using the Go Wireless pH, teachers and students can remotely monitor and collect pH data. The CO2 Gas sensor module measures CO2 gas concentration in air while the Thermocouple measures temperatures.

Pearson’s WISC-V on Q-interactive features enhanced content

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), the latest version of a cognitive assessment for school-aged children, is now available on Q-interactive, Pearson’s intuitive digital assessment management system.

Latest InFocus LiteShow outputs HD content to projectors and touch displays

InFocus Corporation launched LiteShow 4, an adapter that wirelessly connects digital content from computers and mobile devices to nearly any projector or display. LiteShow 4 adds 1080p high-definition output capabilities, HDMI connectivity and refined presentation from mobile devices with the MirrorOp app.

Putnam County chooses Naiku’s assessment software

Naiku's classroom assessment software will be implemented districtwide for Putnam County School System's nearly 11,000 students in Tennessee. The cloud-based software measures and tracks each student’s proficiency of standards in any subject and grade.

NETGEAR introduces new wireless access points, firewalls and storage

NETGEAR, Inc. is improving the speed, performance and capabilities of its products designed for K12 education facilities. New offerings for wireless access, security and storage include Dual Band High Powered 802.11n Weatherproof Outdoor Access Point and Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point.

New online archives launched by National Museum of the Pacific War

The National Museum of the Pacific War has launched its digital archives to the public. There are collections currently up on the digital archive include the World War II Veterans Oral History Collection, the World War II Photograph Collection and the Chester W. Nimitz Personal Letters (1893-1911), among others.

Learning Links Foundation and ISTE partner to promote digital learning

Learning Links Foundation (LLF) entered into an education collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE and LLF will connect with professional learning networks, educators, student-teachers and vendors to offer learning experiences based on local needs and requirements.

Ohio school system selects Infinite Campus for SIS services

Mayfield City Schools chose Infinite Campus and the Campus Process Consulting service to conduct data analysis and review best practices for the district's new student information system (SIS).

VendScreen touchscreens provide nutrition information at vending machines

A new 4.5-inch touchscreen device called VendScreen is now available that can be added to vending machines. In addition to accepting debit and credit card payments, VendScreen touchscreens display ingredients and nutritional profiles that are updated continuously from a cloud-based database. The devices can also be programmed to showcase the healthiest choices available.

CyberBully Hotline adds six districts to roster

The CyberBully Hotline, an anonymous tip line provider for K12 districts, signed six new school systems, including Arizona's Page Unified School District #8 and Texas' Lubbock Independent School District and Mexia Independent School District.