Here's a back-to-school guide to recent notable developments in educational technology.

As the new school year gets under way, we’ve compiled a handy summary of new and noteworthy educational technology products available to educators this fall. From the latest curriculum software programs, to services designed to save schools money, this broad overview of more than 60 ed-tech developments is something you won’t want to miss.

(Click on each category heading for the full information.)

Curriculum software

An all-digital science textbook, a multiplayer online “social learning” math game, and software for honing students’ math and reading skills that comes bundled on low-cost mobile devices are among the latest curriculum software products available to schools this fall.

Instructional technology

New tablets that aim to challenge the iPad, software for managing mobile learning devices, and innovations in student response systems, interactive whiteboards, and other teaching tools are among the latest developments in instructional technology for the new school year. Here’s an overview of some of these recent developments.

Assessment and data management

With a strong federal focus on assessment and accountability in education, many ed-tech companies have released new products designed to help educators test their students’ understanding and track progress toward meeting state and federal benchmarks. Here are some of the latest developments in assessment and data management for schools.

Cost-saving solutions

A desktop virtualization system that can turn one computer into four, and an innovative wireless solution that provides reliable coverage with fewer access points, are among the many new solutions aimed at helping schools implement technology without breaking their budgets. Here’s an overview of some of these ed-tech products.

Professional development offerings

Ed-tech tools are only as effective as the teachers who are using them—and the real key to improving student achievement is to make sure teachers get the professional development they need to be successful. With that in mind, here’s a roundup of new and noteworthy staff development services for the new school year.