Industry News

3/26/2014

3/26/2014
Follett’s PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1. The new entity will integrate the content and technology capabilities of Follett Educational Services, Follett Library Resources and Follett Software Company.
3/26/2014
Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network (DEN) will be going on a road trip to 12 U.S. and Canadian cities with its 2014 DENapalooza tour, a series of no cost ed tech professional development events taking place over the next eight months.

3/25/2014

3/25/2014
K12 Inc.'s 2014 Academic Report provides an academic performance assessment in K12-managed public schools. Among other findings, it showed that K12-managed schools in a sample of eight states served a higher percentage of special education students compared to the percentage in the total school population in each state.
3/25/2014
Khan Academy released new math resources to support teachers and students through Common Core's rollout. The organization has created thousands of interactive exercises covering conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and real-world application.
3/25/2014
Hitachi America is introducing the availability of off-white-colored versions of all its 9000 Series DLP projectors. The CP-X9111, CP-WX9211 and CP-WU9411 projectors achieve up to 10,000 lumens brightness.

3/24/2014

3/24/2014
Video Mount Products is launching its new FP-LWAB large flat panel wall mount with tilt and articulating capabilities at 2014 ISC West, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from April 2-4.
3/24/2014
A quarter of administrators identified flipped learning as having a significant impact on transforming teaching and learning while 75 percent of middle and high school students agree that flipped learning would be a good way for them to learn, according to new findings from Speak Up 2013.

3/21/2014

3/21/2014
The bipartisan leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, representing more than 1,000 cities with populations of 30,000 or more, called on the FCC to take swift action to modernize the E-Rate program to bring high-speed broadband to every school and library and Wi-Fi to every classroom.
3/21/2014
ASCD announced the new Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model as a strategy for improving students’ health and learning in schools. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it combines on the traditional coordinated school health approach and the whole child framework.

3/20/2014

3/20/2014
The Learning.com Digital Citizenship App, available for i0S and Android tablet/mobile devices, covers three topics of digital citizenship: online safety, cyberbullying and the ethical use of digital resources.
3/20/2014
Atomic Learning recently expanded its online training library to include a training series on Building & Deploying a Basic Website Using Joomla. Educators will learn to install the Joomla CMS, develop and deploy a website and explore Joomla extensions.
3/20/2014
Edmentum launched user updates for EducationCity and a new learner experience for Plato Courseware, Edmentum Assessments and EdOptions Academy. All programs will be available this summer, with simpler navigation and improved features.

3/19/2014

3/19/2014
Hooda Math, a K12-targeted online math resource, has released more than 50 free, non-Flash games that are also compatible with every device.
3/19/2014
The Springfield district now has 10 times the bandwidth to support laptops and other mobile devices in its 1-to-1, paperless learning environment for more than 2,400 students across five schools.
3/19/2014
Discovery Education launched a new iPad app for its Science Techbook series. The Techbook app, available for download on the App Store in the U.S. and Canada at no cost, enables educators and students with an active Science Techbook account to access Discovery Education’s digital content.

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