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Writing app released by Awesome Stories

AwesomeStoryBuilder enables students and teachers to author their own stories, reports, papers and curriculum units on the Awesome Stories publishing platform. The 3500 story guides and 100,000 primary sources are aligned to Common Core and state subject standards.

Partnership promote literacy in communities

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has partnered with Read to Them to promote family literacy and create a culture of reading in communities across the country by getting students, staff and parents of all the elementary schools in a district reading the same book at the same time.

Alabama district signs on for mobile-enabled emergency plans

Houston County Schools, an Alabama school district serving approximately 6,400 K12 students, is now using SchoolDude's CrisisManager mobile safety platform. Administrators at the 14 school locations can access CrisisManager for step-by-step procedures to follow during emergencies.

Online library of exemplary K12 student work debuted

Harvard Graduate School of Education and Expeditionary Learning unveiled the Center for Student Work, a large online resource of exemplary student projects. Teachers can use the free resource – which includes videos, writing samples and other tools – as a foundation to create their own projects.

Invent to learn guide released

The Invent To Learn Guide to Fun is a new book from Constructing Modern Knowledge Press featuring an assortment of classroom-tested "maker" projects for learners of all ages.

Math program helps students avoid summer learning loss

GPALoveMath is a web-based math program for K5 students to bolster summer learning. The learning platform's adaptive practice algorithm responds to the child’s previous answer to determine the ease or difficulty level of the next problem.

SMART Launches SMART kapp iQ

SMART kapp iQ is a new sleek, ultra-high-definition display that enables collaboration for meeting rooms, breakout spaces, offices and classrooms. After connecting via any Android or iOS device, users can then invite any internet-enabled device to join for real-time collaboration.

New version of FileWave's desktop and mobile device management suite released

Improved security and one solution for Apple device enrollment, along with various improvements to FileWave Imaging and the new Engage classroom management tool, are among the updates available with Version 9.1.

One Planet Education Network launches its first product

Turtle Trails – Save Me! I am the Hawksbill Turtle is a new conservation education game application for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices. It is the first in the network's Save Me! series of educational games and related community action education programs for children ages 6-13.

Georgia district partners to start STEM initiative

Science Channel and Discovery Education, in partnership with The Planetary Society, Girls Inc. and Maker Ed, are launching a new STEM education program in a Fulton County Schools elementary school to ignite students’ curiosity about STEM and provide professional development to educators.