Partnering for OER and Improving Math Skills

Partnering for OER and Improving Math Skills

Math technology curriculum and services provider Carnegie Learning (Pittsburgh) in November partnered with open educational resources provider OpenStax (Houston) to provide a single, affordable learning solution for developmental math.


Benchmark in LA and Other Adoption News

Benchmark in LA and Other Adoption News

Benchmark Education (New Rochelle, NY) took the K-5 schools in Los Angeles by storm this year in the elementary adoption of English language arts programs.


Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks in K-12 Classrooms

Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks in K-12 Classrooms

The total base of installed base of desktops, laptops, and Chromebooks in K-12 classrooms increased 13.3% from 2014 to 2016 with the growth driven by a steep increase in the number of Chromebooks.


What We Learned Talking to District Administrators About Social Studies and Science

What We Learned Talking to District Administrators About Social Studies and Science

We are seeing a transformation across Education as materials move from print to digital, learning moves from memorization to experience, and content selection moves from textbook adoption to curriculum curation.


Does the K-12 Tablet Market Mirror the Broader Worldwide Market for Tablet Computers?

The appetite worldwide for tablet computers, as tracked by International Data Corp., shows a declining market with unit shipments for full year 2016 down 15.6% from 2015—the second straight year of decreasing shipments. Slate tablets - tablets without a dedicated keyboard - continue to decline in sales.


Are New Standards Changing Reading Instruction and Curriculum Selection?

With schools moving to implement more rigorous standards, some changes are occurring in reading instruction and the resources used for that instruction, although much remains the same.


Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Is Spending for Classroom Hardware Short-Changing Materials Spending?

Given the limited budgetary resources of many public districts and schools, it has been speculated that increased spending for classroom hardware may be depressing spending on traditional instructional materials.


More Classroom Technology Prompts More Teacher Training

More Classroom Technology Prompts More Teacher Training

As more technology is made available for classroom use, school administrators have realized they need to provide teachers with training on how to use that technology and integrate it into their practice. More than 80% ...


Featured Ed Tech Startup

Featured Ed Tech Startup

Every quarter, Simba looks at several startups in depth, providing updates on new product launches and financing rounds completed. You can find these companies in the Simba report Ed Tech Startup Quaterly Dashboard. Every week Simba will focus on one of these tech companies carving out a niche in the education technology market.

Zaption

Tapping into the need for compelling video content is Zaption, a publishing platform founded in 2012 by father and son team Charlie and Jim Stigler. The publ...


New! Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook

New! Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook

Simba Information’s 2015 National Instructional Materials Adoption Scorecard and 2016 Outlook report consolidates Simba’s ongoing research of the K-12 textbook adoption market in 2015 in one report.

This report provides background on the textbook adoption process, examines in detail the sales results of specific state adoptions Simba tracked in 2015 and previews the landscape and trends in instructional materials adoptions in 2016 and beyond.

The 2015 edition can stand alone as the most comp...