Industry News

Discovery Education expands services with Texas district

Burkburnett Independent School District is deepening its nine-year partnership with Discovery Education. The district is expanding access to Discovery Education’s digital content for all students in the coming school year and launching a new comprehensive professional development program.

New InFocus software applications released

InFocus Corporation adding two new applications to its lineup. The company's BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software for PC and BigConnect PC video calling software are designed to improve how people communicate ideas and capture information wherever they are located.

Math-based embedded games announced by Think Through Math

Think Through Learning's Think Through Math learning system will include a series of new educationally-oriented games for the start of the school year.

PD 360 is becoming Edivation

On July 16, PD 360 will become Edivation. In addition to keeping PD 360's current professional learning solutions, Edivation will offer a new operating platform and interface.

New RFID software launched by Hayes Software Systems

Hayes Software Systems has launched a new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inventory and audit module that will be integrated to make the process of conducting asset inventory audits more efficient. The solution, called TIPWeb-RFID, will include fully integrated RFID handheld readers, compatible tags and consulting services.

Scantron announces alliance with Curriculum Advantage

Scantron Corporation has announced an alliance with Curriculum Advantage, Inc., developer of Classworks, an online instructional solution for kindergarten through ninth grade. The partnership integrates Scantron Performance Series and Scantron Achievement Series assessment solutions with Classworks.

ACT acquires Pacific Metrics

Pacific Metrics, a provider of education technology solutions, has been acquired by ACT but will remain a separate, stand-alone company.

Compass Learning releases new software suite

Compass Learning is launching a new suite of solutions focused on blended learning, intervention and credit recovery. Simultaneous to the release of the new Pathblazer, Hybridge and Gradbound software offerings, Compass Learning is also launching new professional development offerings including its Leveraging Data course.

AVfusion taps into new use for security IP cameras

IPVideo Corporation introduced an key audio/video recording, editing and streaming solution that uses select Panasonic and Axis IP security cameras. AVfusion can be used for capturing lectures, training sessions, student presentations and interviews.

Scenario Learning announces new partner for online safety training

Scenario Learning and the Florida School Boards Insurance Trust (FSBIT) are partnering to bring the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System to FSBIT member districts. Using the online system, administrators can track training, monitor progress, download compliance reports and view certificates of completion.