Posted Dec. 08, 2016
Pioneer in standards-aligned digital K-12 content makes its Content Collection available for integration with educational technology applications and platforms
CINCINNATI – Dec. 8, 2016 – While schools and education technology providers continue to navigate the complexities of finding and maintaining OER, Knovation introduces enhanced avenues for product integration to their Content Collection via Content Integration Services. With its certified, comprehensive and trusted process, Knovation has been paving the way to curate, contextualize, align and manage OER for schools since its inception nearly 20 years ago.
“The digital transformation currently underway in the K-12 space is gaining traction. It’s enabling teachers and students to tap into wonderful educational resources, created and curated by individuals and organizations across the country,” said Vikash Jaiswal, Chief Technology Officer at Knovation. “Knovation provides an effective path forward to benefit from use of these resources and OER with our digital content solutions.”
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Posted Dec. 07, 2016
LUBBOCK, Texas (Dec. 7, 2016) – To better reflect new educational standards in Texas and offer students comprehensive training resources in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, CEV Multimedia announced today the Texas State Board of Education has approved the iCEV online learning platform for 87 CTE courses. With the approval by the State Board of Education, materials will be available and implemented in classrooms at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.
As part of the Proclamation 2017 – Instructional Materials Review and Adoption, school districts in Texas can now choose to integrate any of the approved 87 iCEV courses into their curriculum. Proclamation 2017 focuses on adopting instructional materials for all CTE subject areas to coincide with the implementation of the new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for CTE courses.
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Posted Dec. 06, 2016
ATLANTA – Dec. 6, 2016 – IO Education, a market leader in helping educators in all roles use data to improve outcomes, has been recognized with two prestigious industry awards for its products that support student achievement.
ComputEd Gazette announced IO Insights as its 2016 EDDIE award winner for the competitive category of District-Wide Data Access Website as part of its 21st Annual Education Software Review Awards. This award was followed by recognition from District Administration of IO Classroom as the winner of its 2016 Top 100 Products award, based on nominations of schools and districts. In addition to the win for IO Classroom, IO Insights also received an honorable mention from District Administration.
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Posted Nov. 30, 2016
Premier educational technology event to take place Dec. 8-9 in New York
WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 29, 2016) – The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA will host its annual Education Business Forum (EBF) on Dec. 8-9 at The Princeton Club of New York. EBF, the premier NYC event for education business leadership and the investor community, welcomes attendees to engage in interactive sessions, gain insight from peer-reviewed product showcases and participate in one-on-one networking events.
EBF attracts senior management teams of education software companies and platform technology firms, as well as financial analysts, solution providers and distributors, publishers, private equity firms and venture capitalists. This year’s conference boasts a powerful line up of sessions and speakers who will focus on a breadth and depth of topics, including new paths to revenue, capital and profit; industry trends; leveraging ESSA; new markets and more.
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Posted Nov. 29, 2016
Learning management system (LMS) built for private schools diminishes time administration needs to spend on report cards
Pensacola, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2016) — In a growing school system, educators must find innovative solutions to streamline everyday instructional and administrative tasks. To simplify their report card process and other school communications, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy recently rolled out Twine, an integrated LMS designed specifically for K-12 private schools.
Lighthouse Private Christian Academy is located in Florida and caters to an expanding student population. Prior to adopting Twine, Pam Miller, principal of the College Prep campus, spent on average 18 hours per quarter creating report cards by hand.
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Posted Nov. 17, 2016
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (Nov. 17, 2016) – Tapping into data collected from nearly 10 million K-12 students who read 346 million books and nonfiction articles last school year, Renaissance® releases its ninth annual What Kids Are Reading report. Researchers at the K-12 learning analytics company produce the report, which provides the comprehensive review of students’ reading habits and achievement. What Kids Are Reading: And How They Grow, 2017 includes most read fiction and nonfiction books by grade level, nonfiction selections by gender, and a sampling of popular reading across the curriculum. The report is an important annual reflection on reading trends in U.S. schools.
By analyzing the data and reading habits from Renaissance’s Accelerated Reader 360® platform, researchers compiled national and state reading trends, reading habits by age and gender, and best practices for student growth.
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