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Shmoop Releases Hundreds of New Videos

Shmoop's videos cover the gamut of topics, including test prep, math, literature, English, social studies, science, life skills, and college and career readiness. For students looking to review a given topic, Shmoop has specially curated hundreds of playlists covering everything from common grammar mistakes to fractions and decimals to dystopian literature. Read More »

New iPad App from NWEA Expands Assessment Options

The Northwest Evaluation Association launched a new iPad app today that will enable students to take the Measures of Academic Progress® and MAP for Primary Grades assessments using touchscreen technology. This app will provide an experience that is ideal for primary grade children, as—at this age—they are better with touch devices than a traditional keyboard and mouse. Read More »

Califone Offers Three Year Headphone Warranty

Califone announced today a three-year warranty on its most popular classroom-specific headphones and headsets. Unlike most off-the-shelf consumer brands, all Califone products feature a warranty that specifically covers use in schools. School use is defined as a commercial, rather than consumer application, voiding the warranties on most consumer-oriented headphones. Read More »

Imagine Learning Surpasses One Million App Downloads

Imagine Learning recently surpassed one million downloads of Imagine Learning and Imagine Learning Español apps on iTunes, indicating widespread usage by elementary students and teachers throughout the country. Imagine Learning apps were downloaded 1.05 million times since they were first introduced to the iTunes App Store in 2013, ... Read More »

CA's Small School Districts' Association and Partner

Small school districts that may not have the resources to assess students' digital literacy skills now have a powerful tool as the result of a new collaboration between the Small School Districts' Association (SSDA) and The Portland-based education technology company is partnering with SSDA to provide free access to its TechLiteracy Skills Inventory for the more than 20,000 fifth graders the association's members serve. Read More »

Classworks® Adopts New OneRoster Open Standard

Classworks®, by Curriculum Advantage, Inc. announced adoption of OneRosterTM, a more efficient and secure standard for exchanging student information. This new interoperability standard developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium simplifies the exchange of class rosters from one system to another. OneRoster will be available in Classworks for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Read More »

Researchers Write on Implementing Edthena For Video Coaching

While educators can readily find reports and articles confirming the positive impact video-based coaching has on teachers instruction, it is not as easy to find information on effective implementation. To help fill this gap in the literature, researchers from George Mason University authored a book chapter about implementing video coaching for the recently released Video Research in Disciplinary Literacies. Read More », Brookes Publishing Launch Inclusive Education PLC and Brookes Publishing announce the launch of a free professional learning community (PLC) to support school professionals in discovering and sharing practical strategies for inclusive classrooms. Teaching All Students: Practical Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms provides a forum where educators can learn about the latest tools and resources for helping all students reach their full potential. Read More »

Schoology Announces Support for the IMS OneRoster API

Schoology, the education technology company that puts collaboration at the heart of the learning experience, today announced that it will not only support the IMS OneRoster standard, but also establish the first OneRoster integration with Infinite Campus. The integration will allow for seamless and safe syncing between the platforms. Read More »

Schoolrunner Partners with Clever

Schoolrunner, the all-in-one school data-centered solution, announced today that it has partnered with Clever to provide a simple integration and implementation solution to K-12 schools across the country. Schoolrunner’s goal is to help schools build strong communities centered on data. Read More »