NComputing launches Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, providing managed Windows desktops on Chromebooks
NComputing provides millions of U.S. students with easy access to Windows
San Mateo, California - May 12, 2016 - Today NComputing launches the Chromebook CX110 and Chrome app, giving U.S. schools the ability to easily run Windows applications on their Chromebooks. More than half of all computers used in U.S. K-12 schools are Chromebooks, and now NComputing Chromebooks - with the vSpace client - provides easy, multi-user access to the Windows, Java or Silverlight applications often necessary for learning and testing applications.
CareerVillage Partners with Dell to Announce TechWeek, an Event For Students to Gain Career and College Advice from Working Professionals
The event will take place nationwide online at CareerVillage.org from May 16th-20th
PALO ALTO, Calif. - May 11, 2016 - Today, CareerVillage, the award-winning non-profit organization with a mission to help low-income students better prepare for their future is announcing a partnership with Dell, one of the largest tech companies in the world. To kick off this partnership, Dell and CareerVillage are announcing “Tech Week”, an online campaign from May 16th to 20th to mobilize young Americans to get personal career advice from working professionals in the technology industry. The campaign includes special outreach efforts to engage low-income youth.
May 10, 2016 – FreshGrade, one of the fastest growing education platforms for teachers, parents and students, has finalized an $11.6 million Series A round led by Relay Ventures and including Reach Capital, Accel Partners and Emerson Collective. The Series A round brings FreshGrade’s total funding to $15.9 million.
Today, FreshGrade is used by more than one million teachers, parents and students in 70 countries worldwide and in all 50 U.S. states. The additional funding will help fuel the success of FreshGrade’s customers and growth for FreshGrade in the U.S.
Brainly Closes $15M in Funding Led by Naspers to Double Down on the US Market and Scale the Social Learning Community Globally
The Peer-to-Peer Platform Merges Social Interactions with
Online Learning Experiences to Help Students with Schoolwork
New York, NY -- May 11, 2016 -- Brainly, the world’s largest social learning community for students, today announced that it has closed a $15M Series B round of funding led by the global internet and entertainment group, Naspers, to bring total funding from existing investors including General Catalyst Partners, Point Nine Capital, Runa Capital and Learn Capital to $27M.
The investments reinforce Brainly’s success and growth globally, and ambition to give every student in the world access to personalized learning in a collaborative community.
Newly Launched MindPlay Literacy Online Solution Improves Reading for Students at all Grade and Skill Levels in K-12 Districts
Evidence-based and budget-friendly, MindPlay Literacy goes beyond helping
special needs students to helping all students become fluent readers.
TUCSON, AZ--May 9, 2016--Nobody tells the MindPlay story better than its users: A Beaumont, TX-based elementary school Dyslexia Therapist reports that 26 percent of her students increased their reading comprehension one grade level in just three months with MindPlay. A Program Support Teacher from Bonduel, WI says, “A high school student with a cognitive disability began MindPlay at a first-grade reading level. In one-and-a-half school years, she has improved seven reading grade levels.” In El Paso, TX, a middle school Special Education teacher and Reading Specialist says of MindPlay, “A regular education student might show a three- or four-year gain in one year, while a few severely dyslexic students who stagnated for years in reading showed about a two-year gain in one year.”
These testimonials are just a sampling of numerous stories and research statistics that credit the MindPlay reading solution with changing the lives of both struggling and regular readers.
America’s Education Technology Gap: Teachers Believe Tech Enriches the Classroom – But Schools Struggle with Implementation
New Edgenuity Survey Finds that Despite Billions Spent on Classroom Technology,
Only 16% of Teachers Give their Schools an ‘A’ for Tech Integration
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (PRWEB) MAY 09, 2016 - A large majority of U.S. teachers believe technology helps facilitate learning – however, just 16% of teachers give their schools an ‘A’ grade for incorporating it into their classroom. Almost half of teachers (48%) consider the technology they do have to be outdated. This is the case despite billions of dollars having been spent on both hardware and software for the K-12 classroom – over $6 billion in 2015 alone.
Author: Michael Frederick, Google Slides Engineer
Public speaking can be intimidating—even for veteran speakers with phenomenal ideas and experiences to share. Take Shree Bose, for example. At just 17 years old, Shree took home the top prize at the first ever Google Science Fair for her research on drug resistance in ovarian cancer. Now, a senior at Harvard, she’s met with President Obama twice, crowdfunded a Minecraft computer program to support STEM education, and has given talks across the globe. But she still gets nervous every time she’s asked to speak at events.
Author: Justine Tiu, Google Classroom User Experience Designer
Matthew Agrall teaches fifth grade at South Elementary School in Des Plaines, Illinois. He juggles teaching all core subjects, leading before-school tutoring, managing fifth grade patrol, participating in student council and playing volleyball in his “free time.” This is why we created Google Classroom—to help busy teachers like Matt spend less time on logistics and more time on teaching, tutoring and student counciling.
Since we launched Classroom two years ago, we’ve added more than 50 updates to make it easier to manage assignments, communicate with students and stay organized.
Ed Tech Startup Oddcast Expands "Voki" Classroom Program and Launches New App in Response to Teacher Demand
Educational technology company Oddcast launched a new version of its Voki website for teachers along with a free iOS application called Voki for Education. Voki is an ed tech tool adopted by millions of teachers and students that enables the creation of talking characters or avatars in the classroom.
The mobile app was created to mirror the online experience and provide students with a convenient and fun way to work on their assignments and projects.
NEW YORK - The innovative next-generation learning management system (LMS) Chalkup announced today that it will drastically improve the implementation and delivery of their LMS by partnering with the company Clever. Through this partnership, Chalkup will now be able to seamlessly sync with any of 130 student information systems (SIS) - including popular solutions like PowerSchool, InfiniteCampus, and Skyward - cutting the LMS implementation period in half for many new schools.
Clever’s service will automatically create, organize and archive teacher and student accounts with Chalkup and keeps roster data updated in real-time. Administrators can use a simple dashboard to ensure the right students have the right access. This partnership will also allow single sign-on for districts using Chalkup and Clever.
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