New insight into social-emotional health and school climate
Using data captured via psychometrics, combined with individual SIS information, the BrightBytes Whole Child module analyzes areas including SEL, engagement, safety and environment, and provides educators with insight into the mindset and social and emotional state across individuals, demographic cohorts and the district itself.
Combat summer learning loss with reading and math resources
In collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers, MetaMetrics is partnering with 34 state departments of education to promote summer learning through the national, state-led summer learning initiative, the Chief’s Summer Learning Challenge.
Providing international news from local journalists to students
A part of a content partnership with media organization Global Press, StudySync will incorporate news coverage from local journalists in the least-covered parts of the world into its SyncBlasts for Social Studies and SyncBlasts for Science products for middle and high school students.
Texas district adds more schools onto STEM agreement
Harlingen CISD expanded its multi-year partnership with Discovery Education to support four more schools as they launch a new STEM effort. This includes incorporating Discovery Education STEM Connect, STEMformation initiative, STEM Leader Corps and Discovery Education Community.
Philadelphia-area school district reins in print costs
As part of Hatboro-Horsham School District's printing management agreement with Ricoh USA, Inc., the district's existing PaperCut MF authentication software implementation has been expanded and the Ricoh Managed Services Support Center has taken over basic printer fleet maintenance.
New ActivPanels to enhance technology adoption and classroom engagement
The ActivPanel Elements series includes Classroom Essential apps. Teachers can use the infinite canvas on the Whiteboard app to supplement lessons; draw, highlight and annotate over any content with the Annotate app; and add excitement to activities with the customizable Spinner and Timer apps.
Two new image and productivity tools revealed for classrooms
Leveraging a virtually maintenance-free laser light source, Epson's two new ultra short-throw interactive laser displays, BrightLink 1485Fi and the BrightLink 1480Fi, offer widescreen display options for turning virtually any flat surface into an instant, wide digital whiteboard.
Bolstering school security solutions with acquisition
Raptor Technologies has acquired LobbyGuard Solutions, LLC, a visitor management and front office automation system provider. LobbyGuard software and products increase building security and reduce workload on front desk personnel by using the self-service convenience of kiosk and smartphone-based applications.
Personalizing learning for Colorado agency’s teachers
The Colorado River BOCES and 2gnoMe are creating a custom environment that informs the development of a tailored improvement plan and personalized professional learning experiences for educators, education administrators and system-level leaders. This portal will be based on the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards.
New K12 Learn by Safco line introduced
Learn by Safco is a new flexible seating line of products for K-12 classrooms to meet the individual needs of students, teachers and administrators. Included in the new line are versatile products that can easily be reconfigured and are multifunctional for the next class, day or learning style.
Teaming up to simplify classroom management for teachers
Lenovo signed a preferred partnership between the LanSchool classroom management platform and the Clever rostering portal. Through Clever, LanSchool can connect to the student information maintained by the individual school or school district, alleviating the time teachers spend managing class lists.