Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
has launched the HMH
Fuse: Algebra I App.
The app is designed to
deliver Algebra I curriculum in a way that engages
tech-savvy digital age students. Users receive step-by-step
animated instruction; instant feedback on practice questions; the ability to write, record, and save notes; and access
to more than 400 video tutorials with the touch of a finger.
The app’s programming combines instruction with ongoing
support and intervention, allowing teachers and students to
customize learning and meet individual needs. The app also
helps teachers monitor performance with real-time, student-specific feedback via Wi-Fi. It’s available at the iTunes Store.
MORE INFO: www.hmheducation.com/fuse/algebra1
Academic Skill Builders has re-
40 web-based learning
games designed to help K– 8
students build basic math, lan-
guage arts, vocabulary, and think-
ing skills. The games incorporate multiplayer capabilities in
educational gaming. Students can play together in groups
of 4, 8, or 12 at a time, promoting positive interaction and
achievement. Educators can use the free arcade-like games
with a projector screen, interactive whiteboard, or computer
lab. Security safeguards ensure that no one outside the
classroom can contact students who are playing the games.
The games align with state standards and the Common Core
MORE INFO: www.academicskillbuilders.com
Technologies has released
the Engage Keyboard, designed to make keyboard use more
comfortable. Compatible with PCs, this automated keyboard
features a patented motion system that makes periodic ergo-
nomic adjustments to ensure that a user’s hands and wrists
do not stay in a static position, thereby increasing flexibility
and circulation to avoid stress. It is developed in conjunction
with the Hospital for Special Surgery, and a portion of the profits
is donated to the hospital’s Rehabilitation Education Fund for
research that improves mobility and quality of life.
MORE INFO: www.getsmartfish.com
World Book Inc. has introduced World
Book Mobile, a mobile-friendly version
of its comprehensive reference database, which includes tens of thousands
of articles and multimedia images, including maps, photographs, and illustrations. With World Book Mobile, students
can access a concise edition of the
World Book database by visiting www.
worldbookonline.com or m.worldbk.com
from their phones’ browsers to perform quick searches
and obtain reliable, understandable information. They can
also stay updated on popular search terms through World
Book’s trending topics feature. Subscribers to the World
Book Web, including students who have access through their
schools or local public libraries, can dive deeper into the
content simply by logging on.
MORE INFO: www.worldbookonline.com/sales
L&L senior editor Diana Fingal compiled this information from press releases sent to the L&L editorial office. The L&L staff does not
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