Industry News

Two new programs debuted by Scholastic

Scholastic launched two new education programs for global markets. Scholastic Literacy Pro is a digital reading comprehension assessment program for elementary through high school students while PR1ME Mathematics is a mathematics proficiency program for grades 1 through 6.

Enhanced Notes feature added to Odysseyware's online curriculum

Odysseyware has added more refinements to its online curriculum platform's new user interface. With the redesigned Notes feature, both students and teachers can now write multiple notes directly in the margins of every assignment.

SMART unveils next generation interactive flat panel for education

SMART Technologies released the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel for education. The first in a new line of SMART Board interactive flat panels, it offers ultra-HD 4K resolution to teachers and administrators.

Follett renews partnership with MetaMetrics

Follett and MetaMetrics are continuing to partner on education-focused content and reading data to help educators connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources. In addition to other collaborations, Follett is currently integrating MetaMetrics' Lexile measures into its Follett Shelf Classroom Connections.

New Edgenuity report for blended learning teachers

Edgenuity has released a new Lesson Mastery report for online and blended learning instructors. The Lesson Mastery report offers at-a-glance access to data and metrics that allow teachers to monitor, track and personalize the learning experience for each student.

InFocus adds two series of bright projectors to its classroom models

InFocus Corporation has added two series of bright projectors to its existing lineup of classroom models. The interactivity-enabled IN2120a series and IN120STa short throw series models can use the optional LiteBoard adapter to enable the LiteBoard Wand to operate as a wireless interactive pen and mouse.

Massachusetts adopts Torsh TALENT for early education and childcare

Massachusetts is partnering with Torsh Inc. to use its TALENT solution as part of the state's Department of Early Education and Childcare Peer Assistance and Coaching pilot. The online video-based collaboration and analytics platform will support coaching and professional development for early child care and out-of-school-time education providers.

Curriculum Associates program recommended by federal program

Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE Screens were chosen as a recommended screening tool by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its new Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative. The program is designed to encourage healthy child development and universal developmental and behavioral screening.

Califone releases ear bud headphones for audio learning activities

The new E2 and E3 Ear Buds from Califone International are designed for classroom as students increasingly turn to online instruction and mobile devices for language learning. The lightweight headphones are compatible with most tablets, smartphones and computers.

Performance Matters adds enhancements to the FASTe Observer

To help districts simplify the observation process for teacher evaluations, Performance Matters has added new enhancements to the FASTe Observer classroom observation tool. The newly released version includes an enhanced user interface.