Triumph Learning Launches State-Specific Waggle in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida
State-specific versions of smart-practice solution provide aligned materials to help students master math and ELA skills
We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all tool for education.
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) AUGUST 11, 2015
Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, unveils new versions of Waggle, its smart practice solution, to align with learning standards in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. The three state-specific versions help students master math and ELA skills and educators monitor real-time student progress.
“We researched for months looking for a product that closely aligned with the format of the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA),” said Angela Whiddon, principal of W.E. Cherry Elementary in Clay County, Florida. “We were at the point of giving up when we found Waggle. It is exactly what we needed to provide our students with daily practice and exposure to the format of the FSA.”
All practice skills for math and ELA instruction are correlated to each state’s standards. The New York and Florida versions of Waggle help students in grades 2–8 master math and ELA skills, while the Pennsylvania version covers grades 3–8. State standard codes and definitions appear throughout students’ practice and are included in educator reports. The “Find Instructional Material” functionality recommends lessons and resources that are aligned to each state’s standards from Triumph Learning’s Coach curriculum. Teachers can easily assign these lessons to students online within Waggle or use Coach print resources in their classroom.
“We recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all tool for education,” said Aoife Dempsey, CTO at Triumph Learning. “With these state-specific versions of Waggle, we’re able to address the needs of teachers and students in these states to successfully accomplish their learning goals.”
In addition to the new state-specific versions, Triumph Learning is expanding Waggle to include second grade curriculum for mathematics and English language arts. This will help educators track real-time student progress from an earlier age to ensure they are mastering foundational skills.
To learn more about the new state-specific versions of Waggle, visit http://www.triumphlearning.com.
About Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, LLC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K-12 resources, standards-aligned instructional materials and effective literacy programs. Its state-customized products increased student achievement and raise scores on high-stakes exams for more than 6 million students in 36,000 schools in 2013 and 2014. Triumph Learning offers unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts with products such as Coach and Waggle. For more information, visithttp://www.triumphlearning.com
myON Launches 3.0 – Redefining Personalized Reading
myON introduces new user interfaces and experiences for students and faculty,
new writing tools and updated reporting features
MINNEAPOLIS (August, 10 2015) –myON, a business unit of Capstone, is excited to announce a redesign of its award-winning personalized literacy environment for PreK-12. Dedicated to providing learners and educators with innovative literacy resources, myON engaged administrators, teachers, library-media specialists and students throughout the development process to ensure their feedback was incorporated within the new design and features.
myON 3.0 includes new student and educator interfaces, advancements in content recommendations based upon individual student interests and Lexile® reading level, gamification, and improved enhancements to the state-of-the-art monitoring and reporting functions. All schools and district currently using myON will gain access to these new tools at no cost.
The addition of the new writing tool further enhances the myON Literacy Toolkit, introduced in 2014, that includes a suite of close/active reading tools. Using the new writing tools, educators can create assignments –complete with their own writing checklists — that direct students to write essays integrating their reading journal entries, graphic organizers and myON’s embedded dictionary, within the myON platform.
“We are extremely excited to launch myON 3.0” said myON President Todd Brekhus. “Now, each of the 6 million plus students and educators on myON will have access to even more engaging content, additional tools to support the connection between reading and writing, deeper insights into project-based learning, a new interface and so much more. The feedback from our school, district and community partners, whose input guided our work, has been overwhelmingly positive.”
These enhancements to the award-winning myON environment are launching as the myON collection, consisting of more than 10,000 enhanced digital titles from Capstone and over 60 publishing partners, continues to grow on a regular, monthly basis. The collection is comprised of 70% non-fiction and informational text, 30% fiction, with 10% of the overall collection comprised of dual-language text.
Originally launched in 2011, myON has earned national industry recognition for its disruptive and innovative approach to providing students with 24/7 online and offline access to a complete library of “just right” books, which match their individual interests and reading levels.
myON, a business unit of Capstone, has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom for teachers and students by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 10,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments, and a growing Literacy Toolkit that enhances the myON literacy ecosystem. myON empowers students and teachers with real-time, actionable data—number and type of books opened and read, time spent reading, results of regular benchmark assessments, and more—based on embedded Lexile® assessments that measure student reading and writing growth. With myON, every student experiences the benefits of personalized literacy instruction to propel them to new and unlimited learning opportunities.
Mac to School offers low-cost iPad 4 devices for the new school year
Recent-generation tablets available at up to 50% of the cost of new devices
(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) Aug. 11, 2015 — Just in time for the new school year, Mac to School—a leading provider of certified Apple technology for education—is now offering certified fourth-generation iPads to K-12 school districts.
Released in November 2014, fourth-generation iPads include a 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Apple Swift (Apple A6) processor, a much more powerful CPU than the 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 in the iPad 3.
The certified iPads are available for 25% to 50% less than what schools would pay buying comparable devices directly from Apple.
“We enable schools to save on the cost of high-quality Apple equipment by reconditioning and recertifying used iPads, iMacs, and MacBooks and selling them to schools for a fraction of the price of new devices,” said Robert Baker, co-founder and president of Mac to School. “Cost shouldn’t be a barrier in getting the best technology into the hands of all students.”
Mac to School is selling iPad 4 devices with 16 GB of storage for $299. The company has many other certified Apple products available for sale as well, including;
- iPad 2(16GB storage, Wi-Fi): $149
• MacBook Air 11-inch MC968LL/A (1.6 GHz i5, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD): $399
• MacBook 13-inch MC207LL/A (2.26 GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD): $299
• MacBook 13-inch MC516LL/A (2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD): $399
• iMac 20-inch MB323LL/A (2.4 GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HD): $399
• iMac 21.5-inch MB950LL/A (3.06 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD): $599
All of the company’s devices come standard with at least a one-year warranty, as well as customer service from a team of Apple Certified Technicians.
To learn more about Mac to School and its Apple products currently in stock, visit www.mactoschool.com.
About Mac to School:
Mac to School buys, sells, and recertifies all types of Apple computers and equipment. Mac to School serves the public and private education market, working with small schools up to large districts throughout all 50 states. The company’s mission is to deliver the best value to its customers while providing the highest level of customer service. Its team of Apple Certified Technicians employs customized tools to generate detailed audits and provide high-quality refurbishment.