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Bluepulse 1.5 updates formative assessment

The new Bluepulse version 1.5 formative assessment software from eXplorance is a two-way communication platform enables teachers to collect real-time feedback anonymously from students on specific topics mentioned in the summative review.

California city signs deal with Mobile Active Defense

The Los Angeles County Office of Education, a provider of integrated, educational programs and services for over 1.5 million students, has selected Mobile Active Defense to secure its mobile education ecosystem. The services include tamper resistance, full username resolution and traffic filtering.

Illinois district to implement InfoSnap registration solution

Bloom Township High School District will move from a paper-based system to an online solution for student registration. InfoSnap’s integration with PowerSchool will offer real-time, on-demand data transfer between the two systems to streamline data collection for new and annual student registration.

Mvix systems boost communication in Delaware district

Capital School District implemented multi-campus digital signage systems across the district's 10 schools. Mvix’s digital signage solution, bundled with its web-based software, provides a centralized, cloud-based network that can be managed from any location while eliminating the need for onsite storage servers.

Shmoop adds prep materials for native Spanish-speaking students

Shmoop University is expanding its materials to offer premium test prep material in Spanish for the SAT and ACT exams, the GED test and the CAHSEE, as well as English-language Texas EOC prep.

North Carolina district signs on for development program

Curriculum Associates has partnered with Montgomery County Schools to implement the i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction online program for reading and mathematics as part of the district’s new technology-focused A Culture Creating Effective Systems for Success program.

Evo Academics brings student assessment to the cloud

The Free Teacher Edition of Apperson, Inc.'s Evo Academics assessment platform allows educators to create online quizzes and tests and share tests with colleagues. In addition, teachers can assign tests to students through a student portal and generate student proficiency reports for the standards assessed.

One-click sign on and system integration supported under new deal

Lexia Learning and Clever are teaming up to provide seamless integration between Lexia Reading Core5's fundamental literacy technology and a school or district’s student information system. By using Clever's technology, student enrollment records, staff accounts and class rosters are automatically updated on a nightly basis.

PBS KIDS launches its first online world for children

The newly launched Kart Kingdom is a collection of curriculum-based games that help children ages 6-9 learn systems-thinking skills collaboratively. The PBS KIDS game also features a new junior edition of E-line Media’s Gamestar Mechanic, which allows students to create, play and share their own digital games.

Classroom management app debuts for Google Chrome

Drawp for School has been released in the Chrome Web Store. Also available on theiTunes App Store and Google Play, Drawp for School is a creation app with a built-in collaboration platform and automatic distribution, collection and storage of assignments in the proprietary Drawp cloud.

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