Industry News

Culturally Responsive Classroom debuted by Berlitz

The Culturally Responsive Classroom is a cross-cultural program offered to educators. Before participating, educators complete Berlitz's web-based self-reporting tool that compare's users' work style preferences against 56 national and regional cultural profiles.

Pluralsight buys Smarterer

Boston-based Smarterer, a skills assessment company, has been acquired by Pluralsight for $75 million. Smarterer assessments utilize crowdsourcing and a dynamic assessment engine to validate skills.

New scratchpad from JogNog features free-form writing

JogNog’s iPad app now allows students to draw directly on-screen while answering quiz questions. The scratchpad tool adds to the JogNog Achievement System’s portfolio of capabilities to support different learning styles by students.

eCove Software acquired by RANDA Solutions

RANDA Solutions has acquired eCOVE Software, LLC, a classroom observation and walkthrough software company based in Oregon. This move will allow RANDA, a company that focuses on state and large district contracts, to enter the classroom observation market.

Newest database module PebbleGo Next released by Capstone

Capstone launched PebbleGo Next, its newest line of database modules featuring content connected to grades three through six. PebbleGo Next debuts with a State and American Indian Studies module.

Researchomatic adds thousands of topics to its history category

With the addition of 15,000 topics, Researchomatic has expanded its database to include history subjects in the sub-categories of African-American studies, American history, East-European history and Latin American studies.

Three new apps released by Blake eLearning

Blake eLearning have released three new math apps designed to teach essential early numeracy skills to K2 students. Aligned to the Common Core Standards, the Mathseeds apps include activities designed to build math and problem solving skills.

Achieve debuts standards sample tasks

Achieve released Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for middle and high school grades. These sample tasks provide examples of how content and practices from both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics can be assessed together in classrooms.

Zoomita launches college planning platform

Zoomita is a free college planning tool focused on rapid college list creation and application essay management. The service tracks around 6,000 essay prompts for over 1,000 colleges. Zoomita allows students to generate a report of all their essay prompts.

Boardmaker Student Center app brings activities to the iPad

Using text, visuals, learning prompts and accessibility, special education professionals and teachers can now deliver personalized instruction and therapy while measuring a student’s progress anywhere through Boardmaker's Boardmaker Student Center app, available free of cost in the Apple iTunes store.

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