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What?s New: New Tools for Schools


The promotion allows teachers and schools to test out the Bloomz Premium subscription, which offers exclusive tools to communicate and coordinate with their parent community, such as unlimited storage for teachers and administrators, engagement reports, premium calendar, and more. launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot.



In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. CentralReach PK-12 empowers individualized educational program (IEP) teams to record data and access information about students in real-time, creating data-driven insights to inform instruction, aids educators with IDEA compliance, and helps create reports and customizable graphs to visualize student progress and guide discussions with parents.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Another notable area of growth: the size of the report itself, which has expanded from 66 slides in 2011 to 355 this year , with the number of slides almost doubling in the last year alone. There is much to learn from the Meeker report.