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New digital science textbook released

The new Discovery Education Science Techbook is designed specifically to help teachers transition to the Next Generation Science Standards framework. It includes content such as video, audio, text, interactives with hands-on activities and virtual labs.

New application makes tablets more suitable for classroom use

To help make tablets more classroom ready, Educational Resources created its EdRedi application to enable classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices — such as the Acer Iconia 10.1 tablet, the first EdRedi-enabled device.

Module added by BrightBytes to develop school leaders

A leadership module has been added to BrightBytes' Clarity platform. Created in partnership with McREL International, the module is based on McREL's research about the leadership practices that have the largest impact on student outcomes.

New cost-effective way for teachers to wirelessly collect scientific data

Vernier Software & Technology has launched the Go Wireless Link to provide a way to wirelessly collect data from more than 40 sensors on tablets and mobile devices in science and STEM classrooms.

Four new mobile device products launched by LocknCharge

The K12 mobile device management company released a carrier cart and three charging stations to safely store, sync and charge mobile devices at schools, especially those with 1-to-1 programs and flexible learning environments.

Social and emotional assessment to be integrated into curriculum

Apperson Inc. has partnered with Open Circle, a provider of evidence-based curriculum and professional development for social and emotional learning in elementary schools. Apperson will align the skills from its Evo Social-Emotional Learning assessment with skills and practices from the Open Circle Curriculum.

New content added to myOn's digital packages for next school year

myON has added elementary and middle school titles from Candlewick Press's digital content to its personalized literacy environment, Publisher Program.

Edmodo debuts new content marketplace

Designed to empower teachers, Edmodo Spotlight enables the collection, sharing and discovery of educational resources to improve student learning. In addition, parents can also access resources for their respective child’s learning pathway.

Knovation partners with NWEA to close assessment-instruction loop

The partnership centers on the newly announced Skills Navigator. The online classroom assessment system, which measures student skills in math, reading and English language usage, leverages Knovation’s collection of Open Educational Resources.

New government-focused video learning modules added

ABC-CLIO Solutions has added more than 250 Course Essentials video learning modules to its American Government database to enable students to engage with and better understand how the government affects their daily lives.