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Summer launches for Odysseyware learning resources

Odysseyware is launching its largest combination of new courses and learning resources. The summer launch includes a full math and ELA Common Core curriculum, six new high school career and technical education courses, 20 interactive virtual labs and other resources.

Discovery Educator Network launches summer learning initiative

Discovery Education will launch Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Summer School on August 1. Throughout the month-long initiative, each day of the week will be dedicated to introducing new digital tools and resources educators can use to create digital learning environments for students.

Scenario Learning unveils new active shooter course

Scenario Learning has released a new SafeSchools Training Active Shooter for Administrators course, written by school safety experts Michael and Chris Dorn. Created for school and district administrators, the course outlines evidence-based methods to improve the odds of survival during an active shooter event. updates EasyTech digital literacy curriculum has incorporated enhancements to EasyTech, a digital literacy curriculum that helps students develop technology skills while they study core subjects. The updates include new technology pre-tests for Next-Generation Assessments, new lessons and more.

McGraw-Hill Professional offers content via Follett’s Destiny platform

McGraw-Hill Professional announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K12 school library customers globally.

OnCourse Systems reveals new app

OnCourse Systems for Education debuted its new OnCourse SGO application to help educators cope with Student Growth Objectives paperwork. It features dashboards, smart automation and a state submission.

CK-12 Foundation introduces journalism FlexBook

The CK-12 Foundation has added the high school-level journalism FlexBook by Nina Scott to its free library of open-source textbooks.

Kaplan and Microsoft partner on math practice app

Kaplan has teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to create Core Score, a free educational app for Windows devices that provides students in grades three through eight with math practice questions created for the Common Core State Standards.

Lerner Publishing Group offers new e-books with audio product

Lerner Publishing Group will launch Audisee eBooks with Audio from Lerner Digital on August 1, 2014. Starting with 80 titles available across age levels, interests and genres, Audisee eBooks with Audio feature fixed formatting with sentence highlighting and audio narration.

Monkimun releases new Chinese learning mobile app

Monkimun, a game studio that designs language educational games for children, has released Monki Chinese Class, the first free application in its new line of Monki Class products. Monki Chinese Class, available in the Apple App Store, is an app that teaches third-graders and older how to write basic Mandarin Chinese.