unlock STEM and coding skills in students of all ages
RobotLAB Introduces Engage! K-12, a Revolutionary Platform for Teaching 21st-Century Skills Using Robots
Engage! K-12 offers hands-on learning activities and interactive tools that
unlock STEM and coding skills in students of all ages
(San Francisco, CA) January 30, 2017 — After successfully helping hundreds of schools across the United States implement STEM, coding, and programming labs in their classrooms, RobotLAB today launched a new digital platform that transforms the learning experience by providing robot-based lessons for a wide range of subjects and age levels.
MINNEAPOLIS--Flipgrid, the video platform for empowering student voice in pre-K to Ph.D. classrooms, today announced 800 percent year-over-year (YoY) growth in new teacher accounts for January 2017, eclipsing the record 450 percent YoY growth the platform experienced in fall 2016. In addition, an estimated 150,000 new students joined Flipgrid in January from 136 countries around the world.
School librarians can now purchase an introductory subscription to Tales2go that includes 25 licenses to lend to students to use on mobile devices
Bethesda, MD – February 31, 2017 – Tales2go Inc. announces today a new introductory subscription offering for its award-winning service. Different from a building license, which provides a take-home license for every student, a Tales2go library license provides up to 10 licenses for use in the library/media center and 25 lendable licenses that can be shared with individual students on mobile devices.
New Edthena App Leverages Chromebooks for Video-based Coaching and Professional Learning
With Edthena, device platforms are no longer a barrier to making video-based PD easy
SAN FRANCISCO (January 24, 2017) – Video-based coaching and professional learning using a Chromebook is now a reality with Edthena’s new Chromebook app launching this week. Teachers can now complete an entire video coaching cycle – from recording to upload to feedback – on a Chromebook device.
“When we piloted the Edthena Chromebook app, our teachers really liked the integrated nature of it and how easy it made recording and uploading videos into the Edthena platform,” said Lara Kassab, assistant professor of teacher education at San Jose State University. “Having an app like this available to our students when they get out in the field will be extremely beneficial for their own reflection and improvement cycle.”
Vernier Software & Technology Works with Google to Expand the Collection of Scientific Data on Mobile Devices
Students can collect and graph time-based data using Vernier sensors within Google’s Science Journal app on Google Play for Android™ devices
BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 24, 2017 – As part of their shared vision for encouraging scientific discovery and inspiring students to understand the world around them, Vernier Software & Technology is working with Google to expand the availability of software that can graph scientific and engineering data on mobile devices. Science and STEM students can now use Vernier sensors to collect and graph data in real time within Google’s Science Journal app on Google Play for Android™ devices.
Bloomz Announces Webinar Series Where Top Experts Will Share Best Practices for Parental Engagement in Schools
The free online professional development series will feature family engagement
and digital learning thought leaders
(Seattle, WA) January 26, 2017 -- Bloomz today announced the launch of its free webinar series, Building a Culture of Family Involvement. The series will focus on parental and family involvement in education, and the impact it has upon student achievement. The series begins February 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. CST, with The Evidence is in: Student Achievement Starts at Home, led by Dr. William Jeynes.
Dr. Jeynes, a Professor of Education at California State University, will share the findings of his analysis of the grades of 300,000 students and the behavior of their parents or primary caregivers. He’ll reveal the impact that family involvement has on student learning, the importance of reading at home, and what parenting aspect most improves student performance. He’ll also include practical applications for the data, including what kind of family involvement programs work best, and strategies for encouraging more family involvement.
ONALASKA, Wis., Jan. 23, 2017 -- Sergeant Laboratories announced today the expansion of its AristotleInsight::K12 education technology to include their new Borderless Classroom Technology. AristotleInsight::K12, their flagship educational tool, currently provides the industry's most robust and cost effective platform that includes Student Behavior Analytics, Distributive Filtering for CIPA regulations, Asset Tracking & Reporting, as well as Missing Device Location.
Guest Post | Why Teachers Are Afraid of Mobile Technology and How to Address Their Concerns
Author: Na’ama Y. Rosenberg
There have been many drastic changes to the business of education in the past number of years. The advent of 21st Century Learning has catapulted teachers into a new sphere of teaching and decidedly out of their comfort zones. Integrating technology in a classroom takes more than bandwidth; it takes an understanding and comfort with what technology is capable of doing – and what it isn’t.
WonksKnow Debuts EdOptim, a Breakthrough Educational Support Tool that Boosts Parent Engagement and Satisfaction
EdOptim makes engagement a part of a school’s everyday operational workflow to connect parents with teachers, improve student achievement and behavior, and boost school efficiency and reputation.
LONDON, UK—January 25, 2017 (BETT Show Stand D462): WonksKnow, an innovator of technology that helps educators and learners achieve their potential, is introducing EdOptim at this year’s BETT Show. EdOptim provides a powerful and effective way for teachers to focus more on teaching and less on class administration. By making it incredibly fast and easy for teachers to communicate with parents about everything related to their child’s participation at school, EdOptim improves student achievement and behavior, raises the efficiency of school operations, and boosts parent satisfaction. Ultimately, these are all factors that can elevate a school’s reputation.
New EdTech Resource | Connecting the Dots: BluCloud Strives for Universal Interactive Access for Classrooms
Author: BluCloud Staff
Digital and blended learning have long been shown to enhance learning in students of all ages. The combination of an online learning platform with traditional teaching methods allows for greater engagement with material, individualization of curriculum, and a smoother bridge to continued learning at home. With such clear and profound benefits, it comes as a disservice to today’s generation that integrated technology solutions have not yet become ubiquitous in today’s classrooms. Challenges remain: How can hardware prices become affordable enough for education budgets, particularly in developing regions? How can classrooms become optimized when there only exists uncoordinated software services?
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