Industry News

Customizable rugged iPad case released by Sunrise Hitek

Sunrise Hitek debuted its new G5 slim tough case, which includes a dual-layer rugged design and a built-in stylus.

Alabama district signs with InfoSnap for online student registration

Cullman County Schools partnered with InfoSnap to design, develop and deploy a customized solution to streamline new and annual student registration through an integration between InfoSnap and Cullman’s InformationNOW student information system.

New edition of VIF's learning center released

VIF International Education released a new version of its online learning center for educators. The VIF learning center features a revamped user interface and sitewide navigation upgrades.

New report shows highest course enrollment numbers

Education Market Research/Simba Information released a new report titled K-12 Enrollment by Subject/Course & Grade, 2014-15 School Year. The data shows that the highest enrollment courses include art and general music at the elementary level, and algebra and Spanish and biology at the senior high level.

Buncee launches new iPad app

buncee released the new free iPad app Buncee for Edu, and revamped Buncee Pro, its original iPad app. Buncee for Edu allow students to create their own digital stories, presentations and other projects. The Buncee Pro iPad app has also been redesigned with a new user interface and features.

Culturally Responsive Classroom debuted by Berlitz

The Culturally Responsive Classroom is a cross-cultural program offered to educators. Before participating, educators complete Berlitz's web-based self-reporting tool that compare's users' work style preferences against 56 national and regional cultural profiles.

Pluralsight buys Smarterer

Boston-based Smarterer, a skills assessment company, has been acquired by Pluralsight for $75 million. Smarterer assessments utilize crowdsourcing and a dynamic assessment engine to validate skills.

New scratchpad from JogNog features free-form writing

JogNog’s iPad app now allows students to draw directly on-screen while answering quiz questions. The scratchpad tool adds to the JogNog Achievement System’s portfolio of capabilities to support different learning styles by students.

eCove Software acquired by RANDA Solutions

RANDA Solutions has acquired eCOVE Software, LLC, a classroom observation and walkthrough software company based in Oregon. This move will allow RANDA, a company that focuses on state and large district contracts, to enter the classroom observation market.

Newest database module PebbleGo Next released by Capstone

Capstone launched PebbleGo Next, its newest line of database modules featuring content connected to grades three through six. PebbleGo Next debuts with a State and American Indian Studies module.