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BoomWriter launches interactive vocabulary tool

WordWriter, BoomWriter's new technology-based vocabulary tool, lets students apply, share and assess their knowledge of vocabulary.

Triumph Learning joins Digital Learning Alliance

Triumph Learning is teaming up with the Digital Learning Alliance (DLA). The collaboration aims to fortify digital learning in classrooms across the country.

High School Cube partners with USA TODAY High School Sports

High School Cube announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports to give high schools across the country the ability to broadcast their sporting events live, and in HD, for free.

STAR Center announces two social awareness programs

STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center launched two new programs for children who would benefit from therapeutic activities geared to improve social cognition and awareness.

Rourke Educational Media to launch amazing animals book series

A new eight-title series, Close-Up on Amazing Animals, will be released in fall 2014 by Rourke Educational Media. Students will explore the unique adaptations and relationships that help animals survive in the wild.

Blackboard launches new learning solutions portfolio

Blackboard has debuted a tiered set of solutions addressing challenges such as retention, student engagement, learning analytics, communications and standards preparedness. The company is offering five K12 solutions that center on teaching and learning and community engagement.

Gaggle expands integration with Microsoft

Gaggle is now offering integration with Microsoft OneDrive, providing school districts using Office 365 an added layer of safety with Gaggle's proprietary filtering and human monitoring service. In addition, school districts that use Gaggle for email archiving can now choose to archive Office Online documents.

Nimble Minds releases a new educational app

Nimble Minds' new app, Bud's Rhyming Words, has been released worldwide on App Store, Google Play and Amazon. The app's three games teach children about word families, CVC and short and long vowel words.

New K12 formative assessment tool launched by Verso App

Verso Learning announced the United States launch of its formative assessment tool, Verso App. Already used by 1,700 K12 schools in 95 countries, the app is free, available through iTunes and Google Play, and works on any mobile device as well as most popular browsers.

ASCD offers professional development resources to support new teachers

ASCD is offering a variety of professional development resources for new teachers entering the education profession this upcoming school year. In addition to these resources, the organization has book bundles specifically for teachers’ professional development at discounted prices.