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Educator productivity, student learning get boost with new mobile features in Follett’s Aspen SIS

With the October release of Aspen 5.0, the system’s new mobile features will give instructors unparalleled flexibility, allowing them to spend less time taking attendance and entering grades into a manual system, and freeing them to spend more one-on-one time with students to help drive learning.

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Bretford reveals iLab agile learning space research results

Through the support of Bretford, the independent co-educational PK-8 day school in Los Gatos, Calif. replaced its aging computer lab with an experimental, custom learning space called the Idea Laboratory or iLab.

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McGraw-Hill Education agrees to acquire ALEKS Corporation

The move strengthens McGraw-Hill Education’s position as the leader in delivering personalized learning experiences through adaptive technology.

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Silverback Learning Solutions announces $2.5M round to transform K-12 education with Student Achievement Platform

The SaaS Mileposts platform, which allows for quick product release iterations, allows teachers to focus on the needs of each individual student while retaining the classroom structure, an education model that will transform K-12 education.

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Churchwell Magnet Elementary digging in to CCSS Lesson Planning with myCore

Teachers are using the cloud-based lesson planning platform to support Strategic Design lesson-planning, a backward design approach, to create deep, engaging lessons that spark critical thinking in their students, as well as meet benchmarks set out in the CCSS.

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Blackboard partners with Mozilla to support use of digital badges

With the partnership, students and faculty can use Open Badges to promote their achievements within Blackboard Learn™ courses and across the Web using Mozilla’s Open Badges Infrastructure, the most widely used format and only open and shared technical standard for badging and credentialing.

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Tales2Go selected to present at Education Technology Start-Up Collaborative

The Education Technology Start-Up Collaborative is the brainchild of Eileen Murphy, a former teacher, curriculum developer and district-level manager in Chicago Public Schools.

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Von Duprin introduces only exit device with “locked/unlocked” visual status indicator

The new visual status indicator is available as an option on exit devices for both new construction as well as the aftermarket.

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Plano ISD partners with Hobsons to simplify college admissions

Naviance Course Planner, an extension of Naviance that allows students to design their own multi-year course plans, will help Plano’s counselors to set post-secondary goals aligned with interests of each student, and then create a comprehensive course of action that connects those same personalized goals to their post-secondary plans.

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Northwest ISD embraces innovative geo-visual analytic software

The GuideK12 platform visualizes student data on an interactive map to allow real-time analysis for academic needs, boundary planning, capacity analysis, and resource placement.

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