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New app teaches geography basics

The new Intro to Geography - World Edition app helps preschoolers learn the shapes, names, flags and locations of every country in the world through interactive puzzles, challenges and drawing exercises. It’s also available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Bluetooth wireless headphones launched just for kids

Available in blue and pink, the Kidz Gear Bluetooth Stereo Headphones also include a removable omnidirectional Boom Microphone, ideal for children’s foreign language studies, audio/verbal test-taking at school and at home gaming and online chatting.

New partnership brings digital textbooks to California district

Students at Napa Valley USD's high schools will be able to access their math textbooks digitally following an agreement with the OverDrive eBook and audiobook platform and Pearson textbooks.

Multi-organization wellness initiative brings in new resources

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, a CEO-led coalition of more than 300 organizations dedicated to fighting childhood obesity, and Discovery Education added new features to the Together Counts program, including an online health and wellness curriculum and new agricultural resources.

Back-to-school planning easier with mobile-friendly education website

The new Curriki Global Community is a community library for sharing, teaching and learning content with fellow educators, students and parents. In addition, Curriki now has an extensive supplemental math collections of any free, online open educational resource site.

New exploration-based learning company launched

Planet3's digital learning platform targets STEAM subjects with immersive game-based challenges combined with real-world context. The company's first product—scheduled for fall 2016—focuses on middle school earth, life and physical sciences.

40-inch HD touchscreens wirelessly displays devices

The 1080p-resolution, 10-point touch DigiEasel has two interactive touchscreen display models, which both feature built-in digital whiteboarding tools and give users display and touch control of their Windows, Mac and Chromebook devices.

New sports safety online courses offered to coaches

Through a new partnership, online training and certification in recognizing and treating concussion, heat illness and sudden cardiac arrest will be available. The companies' mission is to promote injury prevention and safe participation in physical activity and sports by providing educational programming to coaches, athletes, parents and sports medicine professionals.

California district adopts online risk management system

Clovis USD is implementing PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite and Student Accident Management System this fall. The district, which serves 41,000 students and more than 6,000 employees in 49 schools, needed a more streamlined way to manage safety processes as the district does not have a designated risk manager.

Nationwide rollout of digital classroom solution

From a GoGuardian for Teachers portal, teachers are able to control the way Chromebooks are used in their classrooms by keeping students focused on lessons and resources, directing them to new tabs, and closing off-topic tabs on one or multiple devices.