The tool provides K-12 educators with the information they need to implement one-to-one laptop computing programs. It assesses the technical and cultural readiness of a school’s environment for a one-to-one program, assists schools in identifying critical success factors that teachers and administrators may not have considered, and provides specific next-step recommendations to reduce risk and time-to-launch. Price: free Category: one-to-one
PCI Education, provider of resources for students with special needs, announces the expansion of its reading and math intervention offerings through the acquisition of five products from Kaplan K12 Learning Services, a division of Kaplan, Inc. Each product represents a
With ePD, educators at all levels have timely access to the experts in mathematics instruction and learning. ePD products and services include: webinars that cover research-based strategies; support for teachers in continuous learning; and Ask Me Now, virtual office hours ensuring access to expert help when it is needed. Price: Contact company for pricing. Category: math
With the Navigation101 program, students, starting in ninth grade, are taught a series of outcomedriven online lessons in becoming college- and career-ready. Lessons include filling out a college application, applying for financial aid, choosing the right career, and simply defining personal assets and motivations. Navigation101 also offers a Web site customized to each individual student’s personal attributes and goals. Price: varies by school size/number of students Category: college prep
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced that it has named the Asbury Park School District an intervention district of excellence for its student-centered approach to improving reading and literacy skills.
SpeakQ plugs into WordQ and adds simple speech recognition. Conventional speech-recognition systems are designed primarily as a productivity tool for persons who have no trouble writing (and dictating) or as an alternative hands-free access tool for those with physical disabilities. WordQ/SpeakQ is for those who can type but have trouble reading and writing in the first place. Price: SpeakQ 1.4 Plug-in software, $99 (requires preinstallation of WordQ 2 or higher, $199) Category: speech recognition