Capstone Partners with School Librarians of Rhode Island to Create Advocacy Video
Funded by the publisher and a Kickstarter campaign, the video will raise community awareness of school librarians’ role in supporting 21st-century learning
(Minneapolis, MN) May 31, 2017 — Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and literacy programs, is excited to announce its partnership with the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLRI) to help fund their educational video, “It’s on us: The Stories of Public School Librarians.” The video will include personal stories from school librarians to show how they are innovating and evolving their roles every day.
The parent-teacher communication app won the TiE50 Top Startup award at the annual TiEcon entrepreneurship conference in Silicon Valley
(Redmond, WA) May 31, 2017 –– The fast-growing teacher-parent communication app Bloomz has been selected as one of the Top Startup winners of the prestigious TiE50 Awards. The awards, which recognize the world’s most innovative tech startups, were announced on Friday, May 5th, at the Santa Clara Convention Center during TiE Silicon Valley’s annual tech entrepreneurship conference, TiEcon.
Impero Software Releases Handbook Offering Best Practices for Deploying Internet Monitoring in Schools
Additional resources in handbook help schools deal with issues such as
cyberbullying, radicalization and self-harm
Simi Valley, CA, May 31, 2017 – Impero Software, provider of network administration, classroom management and internet safety software has released an Online Safety Handbook for its U.S. customers. The handbook serves as a deployment and resource guide for schools using Impero Education Pro monitoring software and keyword libraries to keep students safe. To view the handbook, click here.
A total of 267 middle and high school students competed in this year’s National KidWind Challenge during the AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition
(Anaheim, CA) May 30, 2017 – To inspire students in grades 4-12 to explore their passion for renewable energy and engineering, KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education, hosted the National KidWind Challenge at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim last week.
A total of 23 high school and 33 middle school teams competed for the chance to win the grand prize of $1,000, the second place prize of $500, and the third place prize of $250.
Industry immersion: teachers get hands-on experience at IBM Computing Summer School
This July, teachers will have the chance to step out of the classroom setting and into the technology industry with the IBM Computing Summer School, which will take place 3-5 July 2017, at IBM Southbank (one of three Summer Schools that IBM is delivering this summer). The three day course, which will be delivered by IBM professionals, alongside staff from the award winning London Connected Learning Centre, is aimed at primary school teachers with a responsibility for computing in school.
New EdTech Resource | Mobile math game solves the summer learning loss problem and captivates kids with exponential fun
Star Force Heroes Math incorporates advanced artificial intelligence to help kids excel at math
Kids brains on summer. It’s like one step forward and two steps back, according to experts. To help parents and teachers keep kids’ math minds from turning to mush this summer, game developer Poly Want A Pixel Studios just released Star Force Heroes Math. It’s available on iTunes and Google Play. Unlike other math apps that are based on a traditional, boring and even frustrating flash card approach to aid math recall skills, Star Force Heroes Math engages kids with highly visual, captivating, amusing and even addicting challenges.
‘Building a Community of Readers’ will provide valuable resources focused on literacy
edWeb.net and myON today announced a combined effort to provide educators with robust professional learning opportunities to transform literacy for all pre-K–12 students. myON will sponsor the professional learning community “Building a Community of Readers” on edWeb.net as a forum for professional learning and collaboration focused on all aspects of literacy.
Educators will be able to collaborate online across the country and around the world to leverage information and learn best practices from their peers to build innovative approaches to literacy for the classroom
EdTech Innovator Offers New Software Subscription Management Options for
their School Media and Digital Literacy Solution
New York City, NY, Oct. 10, 2016 – Voki, the popular educational technology solution with over six million registered users (students, teachers, and educators around the world), announces the launch of their Voki School License (VSL) and Voki District License (VDL). The Voki School and District License solutions are comprised of four key components:
Kajeet Announces Latest Results from School Bus Survey
MCLEAN, Virginia--May 23, 2017--Kajeet, the industry leader for safe, mobile student Internet connectivity, announces the results of its latest survey regarding the need for student Wi-Fi access on the school bus. Kajeet, in conjunction with School Transportation News, received survey responses from more than 300 school administrators in 45 states to gain insight into the role of school bus Wi-Fi in their districts.
Turnitin Partners with MetaMetrics® to Add Lexile® Measures to Revision Assistant
Inclusion of Lexile® measures for Revision Assistant writing prompts
aids teachers in assigning prompts that are appropriate to students' reading level
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 — OAKLAND, Calif. Turnitin has added Lexile measures to its instructional writing program, Revision Assistant, to better help teachers match appropriate texts to individual students and personalize instruction. The Lexile® Framework for Reading is the go-to standard for matching student reading levels to text complexity.
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