bulb Named Bett Award Finalist for ICT Tools for Teaching, Learning and Assessment – Classroom Aids
Winners to be announced during the conference in London on January 25, 2017
(Austin, TX) January 19, 2017 – bulb, a leading provider of digital portfolios for the education marketplace, is thrilled to announce that its flagship solution has been named a finalist in the 2017 Bett Awards, in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Tools for Teaching, Learning and Assessment – Classroom Aids category. Currently, educators in more than 70 countries across the globe are using bulb.
Austin, Texas - January 12, 2017 - Last week, students from the KIPP Public Charter Schools turned in evaluation reports for their new college readiness platform. The surveys they filled out encourage them to apply critical thinking skills to critique and shape their own education. Before the holiday break, these students agreed to test and give feedback on the platform, SchooLinks.
Both positive and negative, the students articulated their thoughts in response to a series of questions that encouraged detailed feedback.
Website updates include new blog, additional teaching resources, the ability to stream and download music, and enhanced search capabilities
(Mankato, MN) January 17, 2017 – Cantata Learning, an educational publisher of pre-K–3 curriculum content and music, is proud to announce the launch of their updated website. The new website now includes many new features and resources that will aid school librarians in finding relevant curriculum and finding ways to implement it in their libraries.
Additional resources on the website include specially built lesson plans centered around Cantata Learning stories and songs. Website users will also find research articles about literacy and the use of music and movement to teach children, as well as presentations on best practices for implementing this teaching method. Cantata Learning has made all of their songs available free to stream or download from their website, including instrumental-only audio and sheet music.
The Texas district chooses Topcats, Redcat Access, and Flexmikes to ‘make the connection between the teacher’s voice and the learner’s mind’
(TUALATIN, Oregon) – January 17, 2017 – Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider of classroom audio systems, today announced that the large-scale classroom implementation with North East Independent School District (NEISD) in San Antonio, TX, is nearing completion of approximately 2,500 systems installed in classrooms throughout the district.
Guest Post | Listening and Learning: How Music is Helping Students With Studying
Author: George Hammond-Hagan
There is much debate over whether music is a help or a hindrance to learning. The reality however, is that most of us enjoy listening to music, and lyrics to songs often get stuck in our heads. There are studies that suggest we don’t even need to hear the tune to activate the link between music and memory, often the words are enough (Cady et al., 2008). So surely, if we apply the same phenomena to studying, with students listening to lyrics covering exam material, then they’ll be able to learn it and retain the information needed to ace those all-important exams?
Here, George Hammond-Hagan, an Ivor Novello Award winner and founder of Studytracks, explains how music, technology and education are merging to provide today’s students with an engaging and effective way to study.
The new tool helps teachers fit ThinkCERCA lessons into multiple classroom environments to personalize student learning
(CHICAGO) January 17, 2017 -- ThinkCERCA, a leading provider of personalized literacy solutions, today announced the launch of its new Classroom Planning Tool, aimed at helping teachers customize and adapt classrooms into blended learning environments that create truly personalized learning experiences for students.
The Planning Tool assists educators in setting up blended implementations that are aligned to their school’s level of technology access, schedule, and instructional plan, offering a variety of learning models to fit the needs of every classroom.
PR with Panache! Honors Tom Murray as Thought Leader of the Year
(Minneapolis, MN) January 18, 2017 – At its fifth annual Thought Leadership Soirée, PR with Panache!, modern-day storytellers for the education marketplace, will honor K-12 digital education trailblazer Tom Murray as 2017’s Thought Leader of the Year. The Soirée, to be held on February 8, 2017, in conjunction with the TCEA 2017 Convention & Exposition, will honor Murray’s extraordinary dedication to connecting teachers and students through technology.
Murray currently serves as the director of innovation for Future Ready Schools, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, and is a former technology director, principal, and teacher.
New EdTech Resource | ClassHook: Find Educational Video Clips from TV Shows and Movies
Author: ClassHook Staff
ClassHook streamlines the process of finding educational clips from TV shows and movies, ultimately saving you time while lesson planning and helping you increase student engagement and retention in the classroom. ClassHook’s 1,000+ clips are organized by grade level, subject area, and duration so that you can quickly and easily find the perfect clip for your lesson.
Teachers regularly vet the clips on our website for educational merit, and we mark clips that have profanity to help you ensure the clip is right for your classroom. Explore more at classhook.com
Reading Horizons Webcast Offers Best Practices for Dyslexia Instruction and Intervention
Dyslexia expert Donell Pons, M.Ed., MAT, will explain the process of evaluating for dyslexia and appropriate instruction and accommodations for students with print-based disabilities
(SALT LAKE CITY) January 10, 2017 — Reading Horizons, a multisensory curriculum used to rapidly increase reading skills, today announced its upcoming webcast, Dyslexia: Best Practices for Instruction and Intervention. The webcast will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Donell Pons, M.Ed., MAT.
Pons is currently the Literacy Coordinator at American International School of Utah, sits on the board of Decoding Dyslexia Utah, and is a tutor at the University of Utah Reading Clinic. She became a dyslexia expert and advocate after her husband and two of her four children were diagnosed with the learning disability.
Virginia School Division Improves Digital Equity with Kajeet Education Broadband™
Fauquier County’s High School, Middle School Students Can Complete Online Homework Anywhere
MCLEAN, Virginia—Jan. 9, 2017—Kajeet, the industry leader for safe, mobile student Internet connectivity, announces its expanded partnership with Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) to improve digital equity, especially within rural areas in the division. Under the program, FCPS students can check out Kajeet SmartSpot® devices – Wi-Fi hotspots – to gain mobile access to educational resources on the Internet.
The devices, which are checked out through the schools’ media centers, are connected to the Kajeet Sentinel® platform. The platform enables the school to filter in educational materials, filter out unsafe and irrelevant content and manage data allocations.
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