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Boardmaker debuts online learning system for special education

Boardmaker Online has been introduced by DynaVox Systems, creators of Boardmaker, a symbol-adapted special education software for assisting individuals with speech, language and learning challenges. Designed for special needs educators, speech-language pathologists, assistive technology specialists and parents, Boardmaker Online helps create and manage special education instruction.

Waterford Institute releases math and science program in new web model

Waterford Institute's entire math and science curriculum is now online to offer schools a cloud-based delivery option. The computer-based curriculum is made up of more than 3,000 interactive activities, including science experiments, math games, illustrated books and songs.

Thousands turn out to play with math at first math fair in California

The inaugural Math Fair: At the Square Root of Fun took place on August 2 as a free, day-long event. The event was a partnership between MIND Research Institute and corporate and community sponsors who want to inspire a new generation to love math and excel in it.

Massachusetts district streamlines printing with Konica Minolta

Whitman Hanson Regional School District has implemented a print solution from Konica Minolta and Collegiate Press that has standardized printing across the entire school district.

OpenStax developing textbooks that deliver personalized lessons

Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which has already provided free textbooks to hundreds of thousands of college students, unveiled a $9 million effort to develop free, digital textbooks capable of delivering personalized lessons to high school students.

Wisconsin Media Lab selects Flocabulary’s The Week in Rap series

Flocabulary's The Week in Rap current events series has been selected by Wisconsin Media Lab as a new resource to be made available for all educators and students in the state.

Odysseyware’s online courses released on HTML5 for mobile compatibility

The conversion from Flash to HTML5 for 60 of Odysseyware’s most popular online courses will make these courses compatible with all tablets, touchscreens and handheld devices, as well as easier to access on standard computers.

Rourke Educational Media’s book series explores symbols of freedom

A new series of books goes in depth to help young students learn about the history and inspiration behind America’s most important landmarks and symbols. Rourke Educational Media announced it is introducing Symbols of Freedom, a 10-title series geared for students in grades 3-6.

Aspex Solutions bought by Frontline Technologies

Frontline Technologies has acquired Aspex Solutions, which provides AppliTrack, a suite of tools used to manage and automate each process related to the employment lifecycle of education professionals.

Trapp Connect to provide high speed wireless internet to K12 schools

Trapp Connect debuted a new fast, Internet service for schools. With the revision of e-rate priority 1 funding for wireless networks, Trapp Connect is able to provide super-fast internet plus a 100 percent network uptime guarantee to Arizona school districts.