Student safety audit launched free for school districts
A free student safety audit with Securly’s Filter and Auditor products is being offered to 130,000 schools. The products monitor and log activity in addition to using sentiment analysis AI algorithms to scan and flag messages from students’ emails, web searches, social media posts and other content.
Edtech nonprofit launches new resource for teachers
The Center for the Collaborative Classroom launched its Professional Learning System for Collaborative Literacy, a comprehensive learning system designed to help schools and districts implement Collaborative Literacy through a set of reading, writing and critical thinking programs.
School breakfast program expands across U.S.
Amazon's school breakfast program is projected to provide access to more than 9 million breakfasts for over 50,000 students in 450 schools by the end of this year. The program, a collaboration with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, enables schools to incorporate nutritious breakfasts into the regular school day.
New podcast creation tool launched
An education version of Soundtrap's Soundtrap for Storytellers podcast creation tool will be available to teachers and students for use in the classroom. The tool allows podcasters to focus on the art of storytelling by reducing the time and investment typically needed to make podcasts sound professional.
Improving student progress tracking
Converge announced Mastery Gradebook and standards tagging enhancements to provide improved tracking of student achievement. Instructors using Converge LMS to deliver online and blended learning can now attach a given set of curriculum standards to courses, assignments and assessments.
Partnership to improve communication and streamline tools
Education Revolution, LLC, the creator of Socrates Learning Platform for Schools, announced a technology partnership with Speakap to being communication tools to schools that work in conjunction with the current school networks while allowing seamless multi-organizational communication.
New math readiness pathway introduced
Ascend Education has added a new Algebra Readiness Customized Pathway to support teachers. The readiness course helps diagnose student skill gaps, prescribes individual learning paths on prerequisites, and motivates students through online instruction and explorations.
Encouraging California district’s schoolchildren to drink more water
FloWater has deployed its FloWater Refill Stations at every school in the Oakland USD. The integration of FloWater Refill Stations into Oakland schools is designed to get students to drink more water and reduce their consumption of sugary drinks.