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New MimioBoard touch board enhances classroom collaboration

Mimio has expanded its MimioClassroom suite of products to a full range of interactive teaching technology options for collaborative activities and lessons. The Touch 360° interactive technology of the newest MimioBoard touch board accommodates up to six single-point touch users or three dual-touch and gestures users.

InFocus expands low-cost 1080p HD projector lineup

InFocus Corporation's new projectors, comprised of the IN118HDa, short-throw IN118HDSTa and networkable IN2128HDa, each feature high brightness, Eco Blanking for extended lamp life, HDMI connectivity, are 3D ready and are portable at less than 8 lbs.

Writing program added to Curriculum Associates's Ready offerings

Curriculum Associates has expanded its Ready programs with the launch of Ready Writing for grades 2–5. The program provides educators with rigorous instructional materials as well as professional development resources to help students meet the writing expectations of the new Common Core Standards. The program also works with any ELA curriculum.

Edchat Interactive launched for online professional development

Steven Anderson, Tom Whitby and Mitch Weisburgh have launched Edchat Interactive, an online professional development web solution with live interactions. Participants in the inaugural October 22 interactive session will examine how connectedness empowers educators to be better professionals, to share tips and techniques to save time, to overcome obstacles, and to develop new skills.

Sangari Active Science renamed to Activate Learning

Sangari Active Science changed its name to Activate Learning. While the company’s name is changing, Activate Learning’s elementary school program, Sangari Active Science, will keep its name moving forward.

Learners Edge partners with Simpson College

Learners Edge has added Simpson College as a new academic partner, expanding the reach of continuing education courses for teachers throughout the state of Iowa and surrounding areas. Simpson College will offer 17 continuing education courses for pre-K through 12 educators, including courses on ADHD, literacy, autism and bullying.

Durable school backpack for tech gear launched by Sunrise Hitek

Sunrise Hitek’s new backpack is made with ballistic nylon with a dedicated laptop compartment that fits up to 15.4” computers and various other compartments for ggear and books.

Introducing ExtremeCap 910, a lecture recorder from AVerMedia

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. launched ExtremeCap 910, a portable lecture recorder that can be used for meetings and educational purposes. ExtremeCap 910 can record audio and HD video content up to 1080p via HDMI or VGA input.

PRIME Initiative selects new high schools for manufacturing program

The SME Education Foundation’s Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME) initiative has selected six new high schools in Montana, Kentucky, California, Florida and Ohio to participate in its program. PRIME creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators and the industry to train students and drive interest and awareness in manufacturing.

Triumph Learning lauches Waggle SBAC

The assessments for Triumph Learning's new Waggle for the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) include 26 different item types. Smarter Balance is one of two multi-state consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop a Common Core-aligned assessment system by the 2014-2015 school year.