Providing science educators with technology to teach human physiology
Vernier Software & Technology's new Go Direct Spirometer and Go Direct Blood Pressure sensors engage students in hands-on data collection. Students can record human respiratory flow rate and volume, air pressure and respiration rate, and blood pressure parameters on a computer, Chromebook or mobile device.
Xello launches K-5 solution for college, career and future readiness
Xello, a K-12 college, career and future readiness program, has added Xello for Elementary to encourage self-discovery, create career awareness and nurture skills for elementary school students. Xello for Elementary is available in English and Spanish in the U.S.
Supporting Nourish to Flourish K-12 supply chain pilots
The Premier food company and the US Foods foodservice distributor are participating in the Nourish to Flourish Data Sharing & Analytics Initiative. The 18-month pilot program aims to improve supply chain efficiencies by integrating the Global Data Synchronization Network into K-12 operators' processes to assist with USDA regulation compliance.
K-12 schools choose Mitel for communications and collaboration
Anaheim Union High School District in California, Beaverton School District in Oregon and Lovejoy ISD in Texas are modernizing their communications systems to allow students, faculty and emergency responders to communicate and collaborate seamlessly.
Georgia district expands partnership with virtual online teaching service
Newton County District is expanding its use of virtual online teaching through a partnership with Proximity Learning. For the 2019-20 school year, the district is welcoming state-certified teachers from Proximity Learning to teach throughout their high, middle and elementary schools.
SchoolFinances.com to be acquired
Forecast5 Analytics is acquiring SchoolFinances.com, a provider of decision support and planning tools and services for Minnesota K-12 school districts. It offers Minnesota schools help with multi-year financial projections, budgeting and monthly budget evaluation, statewide data benchmarking, enrollment projections, and more.
New release of reading intervention program unveiled
Voyager Sopris Learning launched the updated Voyager Passport, a K–5 reading intervention program that earned ESSA’s Tier 1-Strong rating. The program, intended for students who need instruction beyond the core, provides systematic instruction in the five essential components of reading, plus language and writing.
Partnership to support social-emotional learning in schools
To help Dovetail Learning’s customers determine students’ SEL needs and target instruction, the company is working with Aperture Education’s DESSA SEL assessment. The DESSA will also help Dovetail Learning’s customers measure the effectiveness of the SEL implementation.
PebbleGo relaunches with accessibility for children with disabilities
Enhancements to Capstone's PebbleGo database include compliance with Section 508 standards (U.S. Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973) and WCAG 2.1 AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), ensuring PebbleGo is accessible to children with vision, cognitive, physical and hearing disabilities.
Project-based learning made easier through partnership
Eduscape has developed Project Pals Academy and launched a new category for project-based learning among its professional learning offerings. In addition, Eduscape Global will be developing relationships for Project Pals to reach a wider audience through strategic partnerships across North America, Asia and LATAM.
New offering inspires students to build cities of the future
FIRST and LEGO Education announced that the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Jr. seasons will task students to explore topics related to architecture, infrastructure and sustainability of future cities, as well as a new offering in the suite of FIRST programs: FIRST LEGO League Jr. Discovery Edition.
Google Assignments, a new grading companion
The new Assignments brings together the capabilities of Google Docs, Drive and Search into a new tool for collecting and grading student work. It streamlines assignment workflows, ensures student work is authentic with originality reports and give constructive feedback with comment banks.
New York district supports social studies instruction
New York’s Newburgh Enlarged City School District has selected the latest generation of the Discovery Education Streaming Plus, Discovery Education Experience, to support social studies instruction in the district’s seven K-5 elementary schools, two K-8 schools and two middle schools.