Industry News

Program launched to introduce students to national parks

The National Park Foundation is kicking off its Every Kid in a Park initiative to enable every 4th grade student to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-16 school year. Every Kid in a Park joins the Foundation's Open Outdoors for Kids program in helping children learn history, culture and science while exploring the great outdoors.

Califone launches VoiceSaver amplifier to deliver clear instruction

The upgraded Bluetooth-enabled VoiceSaver personal amplifier provides teachers with clarity while delivering lessons, and now features a wireless headset for hands-free flexibility. It offers enough power to amplify a voice for use in mid-sized classrooms.

Relative Content releases new feedback mobile app

The free mobile application, TeachBack, has been launched nationwide for iPhone and Android. TeachBack is a classroom education tool that gathers structured feedback from students about their educators’ lessons, lectures and overall class experiences.

Security capabilities for offline devices introduced by Absolute Software

Absolute Software Corporation incorporated a new security feature, Device Freeze Offline Policy, for its Absolute Computrace product. This capability allows IT to set an automated freeze command for any device that remains offline for a specific period of time or is unassigned or misplaced.

Intelligent color added to Cree's SmartCast Technology

Cree, Inc. introduced field-adjustable color temperature for its SmartCast Technology-enabled CR Series LED troffers. The SmartCast Technology, combined with Cree's TrueWhite Technology, allows for better color quality, consistency and flexibility to control illumination.

Teachers given the power to differentiate with Compass Learning

Compass Learning has added GoQuest, a differentiation, inquiry- and project-based learning tool that matches more than 40,000 learning activities and projects to specific student interests and preferences.

Florida district partners to boost language development

Alachua County Public Schools has signed an agreement to deploy Scientific Learning Corp.'s Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant online programs in 10 schools to help students improve their language, literacy and reading skills.

Software Answers launches ProgressBook VirtualClassroom

ProgressBook VirtualClassroom is an e-learning management system that gives teachers the ability to create standards-aligned content, collaborate with curriculum teams to co-author content, and share content districtwide.

ParentSquare adds analytics to help schools measure parent engagement

The new ParentSquare analytics dashboard is designed to help administrators see, track and enhance parental reach, engagement and participation.

Oklahoma tribe launches student mentoring program

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is partnering with Strive for College to sponsor a pilot program that helps tribal high school students gain access to college. Strive for College matches qualifying high school students with undergraduate students who virtually mentor them.