Industry News

Collaborative effort results in blend of digital and physical learning tools

This partnership will bring Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s (HMH) math programs, learning content and manipulatives to the new Osmo Numbers game, which utilizes Osmo’s Reflective Artificial Intelligence technology to create a collaborative and interactive physical and digital environment for children learning math.

Partnership offers suite of apps for struggling readers

Sunburst and MaxScholar have partnered to release three solutions for K12: MaxPhonics Early Start, MaxPhonics & Reading K-2, and MaxGuru. MaxScholar is a multi-sensory reading and language program addressing phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Product launched to change access to digital learning resources

ClassLink has added OneRoster to streamline the delivery of class roster information to any publisher/platform application. Class roster information can be used to automate user account activations and populate student and teacher accounts into appropriate classes.

Partnership enhances collaborative technology for classrooms

Touchjet, a company that creates interactive touch technology, is partnering with MightyMeeting, a company that designs apps to bring collaboration to any presentation in the classroom or boardroom. With the combination, a presenter can turn one-way presentations into interactive experiences.

New Jersey district upgrades student registration

Pennsville Township School District launched an online solution that simplifies student registration. InfoSnap’s integration with PowerSchool, Pennsville’s student information system, generates real-time, on-demand data transfer between the two systems.

TRUE Fitness expanding its cardio product line

The latest line of equipment – the HIT Series (High Intensity Training) – will contain equipment that will provide users with an extremely intense workout session. The Traverse helps users sculpt their cores and lower bodies while the Spectrum combines three separate machines into an all-in-one piece of cardio equipment.

Sunburst Digital introduces technology skills integrated curriculum

For its new 2015-16 portfolio of curriculum solutions, Sunburst has been working with three companies – StudioWeb, Tynker and Wonder Workshop – to introduce programming, coding and computer science to K12 students with Wonder Workshop, Tynker for School and Studio Web.

Pilot program to bridge digital divide in Georgia

The James M. Cox Foundation $288,500 grant to EveryoneOn will fund a pilot program providing 1,500 tablet computers, preloaded with premium educational content, to families in Georgia who are enrolling in Cox Communications' Connect2Compete discounted internet service program.

Capstone to launch Spanish PebbleGo in Spring 2016

With Spanish text and read-aloud Spanish-language audio recorded by professional voice-over artists, PebbleGo Animales will feature articles on more than 250 animals and their behaviors for grades preK-2. PebbleGo Animales’ content map will match the English language version of the module.

Elementary English courses expanded in time for back to school

Learning Upgrade has launched three new English courses with 60 step-by-step lessons for students in grades 3, 4 and 5 with songs, video and games designed to support student mastery in reading literature, informational text, phonics, decoding, foundational writing skills, language skills, listening and grammar.