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Quizlet Unveils Platform Redesign, Upgrades and New Languages

Quizlet, a platform that allows students to create their own interactive study sets and use them to prepare for exams, has launched a redesign of its core product as well as Quizlet Live, a supplement that creates Q&A-related games that teams of students can use to play against each other.

CommonCoach Launches New Tool for Common App

A new tool designed to help students with the Common App, the inli.ne browser extension for Chrome, is now available.

California District Upgrades SIS, Online Registration

The Torrance Unified School District will replace its current student information system (SIS) with a new SIS and an online registration system.

Iowa Rehabilitation Services Implements VR for Teens and Adults with Special Needs

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) is incorporating virtual reality technology into its curriculum to spark the interest of special needs students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and support their acquiring new, 21st century work skills.

Kentucky District Adopts New LMS to Support Blended Learning

Kentucky's Pulaski County Schools has selected a new learning management system in an effort to better support blended learning and other non-traditional instruction.

Activity Assist Manages School Field Trips, Events Online

The online platform creates a digital command center that makes it easy for administrators and teachers to coordinate activities, and for parents to grant permission and pay fees.

Oregon Ed Service District Adopts Financial, Personnel Management Tools for 33 Districts

Oregon's South Coast Education Service District has selected new tools for financial and personnel management.

Video Response App Updated with More Teacher Control

A company that flips the flipped model has updated its software. Flipgrid, created by a professor at the University of Minnesota and produced by Minneapolis-based Vidku, allows instructors to set up queries for students who respond by posting videos they've made of themselves.

Louisiana Department of Education Looks for Alternative to Textbooks

The department is working with XanEdu to create customized and cost-effective unit readers for students.

Texas Instruments Commits $5.4 Million to ‘Power’ STEM

Educators and nonprofits in Texas, California and Maine will use TI’s Power of STEM Education grants to provide professional development opportunities and introduce STEM programs.

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