Industry News

Blackboard releases tablet app for teachers

Blackboard Inc. released a tablet app designed to improve faculty workflow around assignments and track student submissions. Through Bb Grader, teachers and faculty can easily track, sort and grade student assignments across multiple courses directly from their iOS tablets.

Securly launches monitoring offering for parents

Securly’s Securly for Parents offers granular reporting and real-time alerts for parents to see their kids' browsing activities. The weekly reports can help parents find out about online activities, searches, social network use and more.

KickinNutrition.TV launches digital health-nutrition curriculum

KidsCOOK Productions debutedKickinNutrition.TV (KNTV), a new online health and wellness curriculum for grades four through eight. KNTV is a flexible plug-and-play solution that supports blended, flipped and project-based learning models to educate students to make healthier food and exercise choices.

New wireless fire sensing system launched by Honeywell

Honeywell's new commercial wireless fire alarm solution has been released to protect challenging applications, high-cost installations and building expansions. The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology detectors and modules integrate with fire alarm systems from Fire-Lite Alarms, Gamewell-FCI and NOTIFIER.

Texas Instruments and NCTM launch new resources

Under a new collaboration between Texas Instruments and The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the two will develop practical ideas and classroom activities to help teachers with new classroom lessons for middle grades through high school.

Skyward's Positive Attendance improves student tracking

Positive Attendance is a new feature from Skyward that automates attendance and enables schools to locate, track and moderate students within the building during the school day. Two Wisconsin-based schools have implemented Positive Attendance, which gives students the power to mark themselves present, not absent.

ISTE and the Worlddidac Association partner to advance learning with technology

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Worlddidac Association have joined forces to offer access for educators to contemporary professional learning opportunities and resources. They will also collaborate to create environments where students have access to technology to support learning.

Truenorthlogic builds K12 talent management solution

Professional learning services provider Generation Ready sold its Avatar TMS to Truenorthlogic. The Avatar training management system assists human resources departments in K12 schools by automating course registration, management, and certification tracking for educators.

EpiPen4Schools program enhances emergency treatment support

Mylan Specialty announced new EpiPen4Schools program offerings, including a training video for school staff and administrators that features an anaphylaxis overview and step-by-step demonstration of how to administer EpiPen Auto-Injector. The EpiPen4Schools program provides four free EpiPen Auto-Injectors to qualifying schools.

New software program enables communication with hard of hearing

NexTalk Inc. launched ACCESS Education Edition, a new software program designed to enable communication between schools and the deaf and hard of hearing family members or guardians of students.