Industry News

Closing the assessment-instruction loop

Pairing Knovation’s advanced personalized learning solutions with Northwest Evaluation Association’s new assessment tool, Skills Navigator, will help educators streamline the process of monitoring, measuring and delivering individualized instruction.

School supply list turned into digital offerings

TeacherLists has partnered with SchoolInfoApp, a mobile app developer and manager, to streamline school supply shopping for educators and parents. SchoolInfoApp has embedded TeacherLists functionality into its services, allowing teachers to use the new functionality to enhance the sharing of their school supply lists.

K-12 TechDecisions unveils comprehensive series on gaming

The new series on games and gaming in the classroom, hosted by K-12 Tech Decisions, is written with Mitch Weisburgh, co-founder and director at Games 4 Ed. He will explore the way games are used in schools today, how schools find games, and how they are incorporated into lessons and curricula.

Dual cloud storage upload and sharing engine introduced

Qwickly Inc. has launched a new engine that allows Blackboard Learn users to upload documents to their preferred cloud storage solution while simultaneously linking that file to users within Blackboard Learn.

Language learning resource updated for mobile learners

Breaking the Barrier, Inc. released its 2015 Breaking the Spanish Barrier series of iBook textbooks. The updated Level 1, 2, and 3 editions include more audio, video and interactive content to build language fluency.

New web development and programming courses debuted

Sunburst Digital, Inc. will supply StudioWeb, a new online educational resource for teachers that offers a series of video training courses on web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.

New i-Ready reading lessons released

Curriculum Associates has added new Close Reading lessons for grades 3–5 to its i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction online program. The informational texts are drawn from real-world sources, including periodicals such as Arts and Sciences for Kids Magazine, Cobblestone Magazine, MUSE Magazine and others.

New language learning resources debuted for mobile learners

Breaking the Barrier, Inc. released its 2015 Breaking the Spanish Barrier series of iBook textbooks—which use grammar and vocabulary in the context of history, popular culture and current events to build knowledge and language fluency.

LightCast technology enables wireless device display and eWhiteboarding

InFocus Corporation introduced its LightCast technology, which enables BYOD connectivity and all-in-one digital whiteboarding and Internet browsing. The company is also launching its first device with the new technology built in, the interactive touchscreen JTouch with LightCast.

Tales2Go introduces caching and Lexile search

The users of Tales2Go's apps can now listen to complete audio book titles without a continuous internet connection, and educators and parents can search by Lexile measure.

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