As the 20th century drew to a close, Roanoke City Schools ranked last in Alabama in per-pupil expenditures and its high school dropouts were increasing. The small, rural school system knew a change of course was in order.
Edvance360 has updated its learning management system, Edvance360 LMS-SN, expanding course development and reporting features and adding in new learning outcome management tools.
Education technology provider Turning Technologies has launched a new assessment suite built around its student response system. The bundle is designed specifically to help teachers prepare students for high-stakes tests.
Questionmark has released a new program that allows users of its assessment software, Perception, to run in Microsoft's content and collaboration platform, SharePoint.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Pearson's PowerSchool has been bumped to version 6.2, adding new mobile devices support, as well as planning and reporting tools. Pearson has also released PowerTeacher 2.0, an update to the company's gradebook software.
About half of all public schools in the United States are providing handheld devices to administrators, teachers, or students, and, according to a new report released by the United States Department of Education, every single public school in the country is using computing technology in some way as part of instruction.
Ed tech developer Qwizdom has started shipping a new wireless student response system, one that offers a 2.3-inch (diagonal) LCD screen and cell phone-style keypad for student interaction and formative testing on the fly.
Microsoft has released a new piece of free software designed to help make PowerPoint more of an interactive tool for classroom learning.
The Assessment for Learning (A4L) group of Pearson has released Limelight, an application for student assessment in reading, history, social studies, math, science, and technology.
- By Evan Tassistro
Ed tech developer ProProfs has expanded the capabilities of its free online assessment creation system, Quiz School.