Industry News

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.

Lerner Audisee eBooks offered with Mackin Educational Resources

Audisee eBooks with Audio from Lerner Digital are now available on Mackin Educational Resources's website. Lerner Publishing Group recently released 80 new titles across age levels, interests and genres that feature fixed formatting with sentence highlighting and audio narration.

New Clarity Innovations book published on using technology to personalize learning

Clarity Innovations has authored a book for K12 educators entitled, Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology, and published by the International Society of Technology in Education. The guide describes in actionable detail how to plan and implement 1-to-1 learning.

Saint Paul Public Schools adopts Capstone program

One of Minnesota’s largest school districts, Saint Paul Public Schools, has adopted Capstone’s reading and research solution PebbleGo. The district will implement the four PebbleGo database modules (Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies and Social Studies) this fall in its 41 elementary schools.

Omnilert announces new desktop alerts

Omnilert introduced Omnilert Desktop Alerts, an extension of the company’s multimodal alerting system. The new add-on allows customers to quickly display alert messages directly to their alert recipients’ desktop or laptop computer screens.

Online enrollment process improved with Software Answers-SRC Solutions partnership

Software Answers, Inc. partnered with SRC Solutions, Inc. to streamline the student registration workflow and improve data accuracy for districts using both Software Answers' ProgressBook StudentInformation and SRC Solutions' Registration Gateway solutions.

PBS Learningmedia expands classroom offerings

PBS LearningMedia unveiled a new suite of teacher tools, a student website and Spanish-language content. New productivity tools include a Lesson Builder, Storyboard tool and Quiz Maker while the PBS LearningMedia for Students website enables students to create customized resources.

Mobile safety platform launched by SchoolDude

SchoolDude unveiled CrisisManager, a new mobile safety platform. CrisisManager’s safety plans, accessible to individuals with or without a wi-Fi connection, are customizable based on an organization’s needs and/or scenario, such as severe weather, school delays/cancellations or violence.

Extron's ShareLink 200 enables wireless BYOD presentations

Extron Electronics debuted its new ShareLink 200 Wireless Collaboration Gateway, which enables anyone to present content from a personal device. Designed for professional AV applications, this technology also includes integrated wireless access point, Power over Ethernet, and antennas mounted on the front panel.

New digital learning mobile app launched by Casio America

Casio America, Inc. launched a free mobile application called C-Assist. C-Assist offers educators a suite of tools that work wirelessly in conjunction with Casio’s portfolio of projectors, including the Ultra Short Throw XJ-UT310WN.