Industry News

Follett named as distributor of Findaway's learning tablet

Follett School Solutions is the exclusive preK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, a pre-loaded and secure children’s learning tablet with ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level and age.

Texas school district utilizes D-Link solutions

To enhance security, Joaquin ISD turned to D-Link to install surveillance cameras, networking gear and wireless infrastructure on its three campuses.

New agreements inked with LMS, test prep app and assessment companies

OpenEd's online library of resources for K12 teachers has picked up new partnerships with learning management system companies Otus Learning Management Network and Atlas Learning, and Higher Learning Technology for its test prep apps.

Alma releases new standards tracker

Through the new standards tracking tool's intuitive, streamlined, color-coded interface, educators can plan and track the frequency of lessons taught and assessed against each standard, as well as measure proficiency levels by class.

Inspiring the young engineer with construction sets

Maker Studio Construction Sets are available for free at MakerBot Thingiverse, a 3D design community for discovering, making and sharing 3D printable things. The MakerBot and ThinkFun product enables educators, children and parents to transform ordinary household items into engineering-inspired machines.

CompTIA debuts new IT career resource

The IT industry trade association has launched Skillsboost, a new, free resource on IT careers for students, parents and educators. It includes the latest information on careers within the IT industry with interactive infographics, a video series to "test drive" technology jobs and more.

Calif. district adds geovisual analytics technology for strategic planning

To reduce many of the challenges that accompany student population growth, Cotati-Rohnert Park USD has chosen GuideK12's web-based analytics software to enable administrators to visualize student data on an interactive map.

Nebraska District signs on with ClassLink

The state’s sixth largest district, Grand Island Public Schools, has adopted ClassLink’s single sign-on solution districtwide to help students manage multiple logins.

PreK-12 ed publishers pursue new opportunities in consumer market

Consumer retail sales of educational products for preschool and school-age children in the U.S. exceeded an estimated $3.34 billion in 2014, according to Simba Information's newest report. Educational publishers and instructional software developers are scoping out that market, but breaking in means overcoming obstacles in a competitive and fragmented market.

Cincinnati Public Schools launches AP courses with Kajeet's help

As part of Cincinnati Public Schools' AP Blended Learning program, Kajeet will provide the school system with its education broadband solution to ensure the students are accessing safe, filtered broadband for educational purposes using their Wi-Fi hotspots.