Author: Neha Madhusoodanan
Web data is a hot topic right now, between OKCupid's data research blog, Facebook's data science blog, and many others. Marketing professionals have been using it for years to study preferences among their target audiences. Data analytics use in higher education retention is a largely untapped field, but the breadth of potential outcomes should have institutions clamoring to find their new data solution.
Bringing the Learnings of a Worldwide Community to Millions of iPad Users
On Wednesday, the Dutch EdTech Startup Gibbon launched an iPad app to bring peer to -peer education to a global scale. Last January, launching its website, Gibbon brought easy to use curation to the EdTech market, opening a unique way to share knowledge in a digital age.
A worldwide Gibbon community has already created over 2500 playlists - a collection of articles and videos from around the web - to help both students and educators teach and learn from each other. Check below for the full press release:
With options for classroom technology growing every day, it has become an increasingly difficult challenge to find the best resource for your students’ learning needs. Do you go with tablets? What about a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy? Or maybe a laptop cart to share between classrooms?
While all these different resources have their advantages and disadvantages, one relative new-comer to the field is Google’s Chromebook, and it offers some serious potential at an incredibly reasonable price.
BirdBrain Technologies’ Hummingbird Robotics Kit Wins a Learning® Magazine 2015 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom
Panel of classroom teachers chose electronics kit based on its quality,
instructional value, ease of use and innovation
Pittsburgh, PA, September 15, 2014 — BirdBrain Technologies’ Hummingbird Robotics Kit was named a winner ofLearning® Magazine’s 2015 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom, one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market.
FastFig, “The Word Processor for Math” gains thousands of International users
PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 2, 2014) Fig Labs Inc., creator of FastFig The Word Processor for Math, is spreading its free math tools across the globe. As students around the world return to school, FastFig continues to make their application available for free. Anyone with web access can use their capable math documentation tools.
FastFig users represent more than 120 countries, another demonstration of the universality of mathematics.
Seven educators to receive prizes valued at $5,500 each for demonstrating
innovative uses of data-collection technology in the classroom
BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 10, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Seven educators – one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator – will be recognized for their innovative use of data-collection technology.
11-Year-Old’s Model Invention to be 3D Printed on Space Station by Creators of Free 3D Printing Curriculum
“Space Kid” from Wisconsin will be among the first civilians
to have an object manufactured off of Earth
Chicago, IL — James Banks, a 11-year-old boy from Appleton, Wisconsin, will be among the first civilians to have something he designed manufactured in space. An invention he designed with 3D modeling software during a City X Project workshop in his third grade classroom last year will be 3D printed aboard the International Space Station in early 2015.
Starting in October, KidWind will host training sessions nationwide to help teachers spark excitement about STEM and renewable energy learning in students
(Saint Paul, MN) September 9, 2014 – KidWind, the nation’s leader in clean energy education, is launching a new nationwide professional development program for educators called REcharge Labs. The training sessions will provide educators of grades K-12 with standards-aligned knowledge and tools to help their students build connections between STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and math—and the social and environmental benefits and issues relating to wind and solar energy.
Remind #1 App in iOS and Google Play Stores for Education
SAN FRANCISCO, August 28, 2014 -- Remind, the secure mobile communication product for teachers, students and parents, today announced a new version of the product (4.2). More than 1 million teachers in the United States currently use Remind to connect with more than 17 million students and parents in an effort to increase levels of connection in and outside the classroom.
The new version introduces Stamps to increase level of engagement by allowing real-time feedback on messages.
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