StudyBoost has released a mobile platform that helps student learn using text- or instant messaging-based quizzes.
The University of Kansas has created an online system that helps students learn the writing process and lets teachers evaluate, score, and offer feedback.
Trivantis has unveiled a new version of its Lectora e-learning software, an authoring tool used for the creation of interactive online courses, Web sites, and presentations.
Vantage Learning presented a $115,200 grant late last month to a Mississippi school district to help improve students' writing skills.
Seven members have been named to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), the organization that oversees and sets policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Wyoming science teacher London Jenks not only allows mobile technologies in his classroom, but he's also learned how to maximize them as educational tools, tapping the devices for assessments, research, and even student scavenger hunts using QR codes.
- By Bridget McCrea
Glogster is adding new editions of its educational platform, Glogster EDU, starting in mid-September. Glogster EDU is an online service that lets students create "Glogs"--online multimedia posters that use text, photos, music, and video. They can be used for book reports, class projects, homework, and presentations on any subject.
SIIA's 2011 Vision K-20 finds schools should do a better job of meeting students' personalized needs and provide higher-caliber assessment tools.
iParadigms has integrated Educational Testing Service's e-rater grammar checking tool with its online grading solution, GradeMark.
After the IT director at a large private school couldn't find the student information system that worked for his school with both a virtual and brick-and-mortar campus, he went to the cloud for the answers he was looking for.
- By Jennifer Netherby