Industry News

Illinois district integrates digital math textbook

Mundelein School District 75 launched a new partnership bringing Discovery Education’s new Math Techbook digital math textbook to all middle school students districtwide. The Discovery Educator Network will provide additional support in the district's efforts to transform students’ learning experience with digital media.

Texas districts enlist Skyward to address data integration needs

Mesquite ISD will implement the the school administrative software provider's Skyward Student Management Suite in fall of 2016, while Village Tech Schools implemented the Student Management Suite last spring and is currently implementing the School Business Suite.

Blackboard unveils the New Learning Experience

The education approach features a portfolio of digital teaching, learning and other solutions that includes data and analytics capabilities, the SchoolWire content management system, the mobile ParentLink for community engagement, the Connect notification system and the Sociability social media management tool.

CEV Multimedia adds Texas-specific career exploration curriculum

New state-specific career exploration curriculum through iCEV have been released by CEV Multimedia to help counselors, teachers and parents with the changing Texas high school graduation requirements for selecting and completing endorsement areas.

Flocabulary debuts student assessments and reporting tools

In addition to educational hip-hop videos and interactive activities, each instructional unit now features an auto-graded formative assessment for students.

Unizin adds eText reader to its offerings

As part of its acquisition of the Courseload software, Unizin will now have access to Courseload's eText reader platform, collaborative learning tools, course packs and publisher content.

Upgrades incorporated into language arts and reading programs

The learning science company expanded two of its language arts and reading programs. In addition to upgrades to McGraw-Hill Education's SRA FLEX Literacy program, SRA Open Court Reading's new edition now offers digital delivery, more professional development options and international availability.

New stand from Califone supports mobile learners

Califone introduced a TPT smartphone and tablet stand that displays full- and mini-sized tablets, and larger smartphones, at the optimal angle for learners to view in portrait or landscape mode while using mobile devices for typing activities.

Partnership helps with launch exclusive new classroom solutions

As part of its introduction of the Follett Classroom Libraries new product line, Follett is partnering with The Classroom Library Company, a distributor and publisher of educational media and pre-built, custom book sets.

Acquisition bolsters professional development through data

Atomic Learning has acquired Versifit Technologies, a provider of data warehousing and analytic reporting platforms in education. The companies' combined solutions will allow teachers to efficiently track student progress and selectively target professional learning.