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Blackboard debuts free app to help students discover career paths

Blackboard Inc. announced the release of Job Genie, a free mobile app designed to minimize student anxiety around the job selection process by helping them explore potential career paths and options for college.

Interactive platform for Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe launched by Childhelp

Childhelp has partnered with 6Connex to create a new virtual campus for its comprehensive child abuse and bullying prevention education program, Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe. The virtual campus will offer curriculum, facilitator training, continuing education opportunities, guest speaker lectures and more to educators.

Smart Coos launches e-learning language site

Smart Coos, Inc. debuted its new web-based language learning product for babies and children, newborns to age 8, and their parents. The e-learning language community provides parents and early childhood educators with books, videos and tutors on its subscription-based website.

Fuel Education and LearnBop partner on math tutoring and analytics

Fuel Education is partnering with LearnBop this fall to offer LearnBop through its Fuel Education's personalized learning platform, PEAK. Further, in the coming months Fuel Education will also make LearnBop available through its PEAK Library.

Imagine Learning and Scantron form alliance

Imagine Learning is partnering with Scantron to combine Scantron’s online assessments with the Imagine Learning platform.

S.C. district enhances science curriculum with Discovery Education’s digital textbook

Charleston County School District and Discovery Education announced an expansion of their partnership that brings Discovery Education’s digital science textbook to elementary and middle school classrooms districtwide. Through this expansion, students will have access to Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series.

Rethink offers student behavioral challenge support to teachers

Rethink has launched a management and tracking platform that helps teachers improve student behavior. The new mobile-based Behavior Support tool helps teachers to identify student behavior challenges and provide personal attention to students, by eliminating paperwork and helping teachers customize their behavior invention plans.

PresenceLearning resource focuses on blended learning and special education

PresenceLearning has added, “Getting Smarter About SPED: A Conversation about Blended Learning Decisions and Implications” to its online resource library. Based on a webinar featuring Tom Vander Ark, Maria Carr and Robin Wise, the free download outlines how properly executed blended learning models can positively impact special education students.

Google opens its learning management tool to all teachers

Google announced the limited preview of Classroom, a tool that aims to make it easier for teachers to stay in touch with their students and to give them assignments and feedback. Anyone with a Google Apps for Education account can now use the service.

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Green ABCs launches green line of school supply kits

An eco-friendly line of school supplies made with recycled materials, renewable recources or innovations in biodegradability has been launched by Green ABCs.