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Shmoop Encourages Summer Learning with Courses and Math Shack

Shmoop provides short courses on novels, including The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, Animal Farm, and over a dozen more. Students can take these Common Core-aligned courses on their own, using Shmoop’s lessons to guide them through their summer reading; or they can take them with a tutor or teacher, who can track their progress and help keep them on task. Read More »

ASCD Partners with Coatesville Area School District for PD

ASCD announced that ASCD Professional Learning Services™ has entered an agreement to provide professional development training for up to 100 administrators, teachers, and consultants in the Coatesville (Pa.) Area School District. The process will continue throughout the 2014-15 school year through consistent communication with ASCD and support from Chester County Intermediate Unit consultants. Read More »

EdTech Company Creates Technology To Help Schools Teach Reading

Learning Ovations offers research-based software and professional development that helps children learn to read by using the resources and curriculum already available in the classroom. Their research has uncovered four types of learning in a classroom, giving teachers a better understanding of how to individualize instruction based on the type and duration of learning. Read More »

El Paso ISD Administrators To Present on Career and College Readiness Efforts

Bob Dylan's lyrics, "The times, they are a-changin'," have never been more relevant as educators face new mandates for preparing students for the future. School administrators must ensure their high school graduates are both college and career ready. The importance of this demands that schools enhance their curriculum offerings to help student develop the essential academic and soft skills. Read More »

Santa Barbara USD Adds News-O-Matic

Press4Kids is pleased to announce that the Santa Barbara Unified School District has chosen News-O-Matic, the educational news app, for 1000 of its third to sixth graders at three pilot elementary schools. News-O-Matic is published every weekday, and each issue includes five grade-appropriate and easy-to-understand news stories that are fully aligned with Common Core State Standards. Read More »

IL District Partners with Discovery Education on Digital Transition

Illinois' Des Plaines Consolidated School District 62 today announced an expanded partnership with Discovery Education. The expanded partnership will include an extensive professional development program which will develop teacher-leaders to serve as change agents powering the district's digital transition. Read More »

GA Independent School Association Partners with Net Texts

The Georgia Independent School Association has partnered with Net Texts to launch a Digital Learning Initiative. Through this initiative, GISA member schools will be able to access a cloud-based environment where teachers statewide can collaborate to develop their own customized multimedia courses to supplement or replace textbooks. Read More »

Sangari Active Science Releases Digital Edition of Middle School Science Program

Best described as an "Interactive Science Curriculum & Notebook," IQWST Interactive Digital Edition (IDE) is the first truly interactive middle school science curriculum for tablets and laptops. This new edition of the IQWST science curriculum expands the ways in which students are able to engage with science.... Read More »

Infinite Campus Expands Tools for Teachers

Infinite Campus introduces Campus Instruction, a new suite of educational tools for teachers. Designed with teachers in mind, Campus Instruction offers a clean and straightforward approach to planning instruction, assessing student growth, and reporting progress all in one place. Read More »

MD District and Discovery Education Partner

Discovery Education and Maryland's Kent County Public Schools launched a new partnership to create authentic digital learning environments in classrooms district-wide. As part of this new collaboration, KCPS students grades K-12 will now have access to Discovery Education's award-winning digital textbooks and dynamic curriculum-based content. Read More »