We've talked a lot about the LearnPad from Educational Resources here at the Roundup. It's a great tablet alternative to the iPad and Android devices, especially since it's designed specifically for education. The tablet has been a big hit in Texas this year, and here's the full press release:
Flagler County Public Schools, Florida Selects Teachscape to Enhance its Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning Processes
Flagler County Public Schools (FCPS) in Bunnell, FL has adopted Teachscape to help improve teaching effectiveness. Teachscape’s online training and tools will allow teachers and admins to collaborate on professional learning based on fair and reliable teacher evaluations using Charlotte Danielson’s 2013 Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument (FFT).
English Spanish Success Partners with AISD and the Dual Language Training Institute to Engage Elementary Bilingual Learners.
Today, Sunburst Digital Inc. announced that it will partner with Dual Language Training Institute (DLTI), a Texas-based educational consulting firm, to support DLTI’s customers with its dual-language digital curriculum designed to raise achievement outcomes of Spanish-speaking students. For more information, check out the full press release below:
PresenceLearning, a leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webcast on online occupational therapy (OT) as part of its “30-minute SPEDcasts” series. The webcast, “Get a Grip on Online OT,” will take place on Wednesday, November 20th at 1 PM ET (10 AM PT). You can register here.
Edgenuity, one of the leading providers of online and blended learning, today announced that it is the recipient of the 18th Annual Education Software Review (EDDIE) Award in four categories. In addition, Edgenuity’s Common Core ELA 6-8 and Common Core ELA 11 courses were recognized as being the most thoroughly aligned to the Common Core standards among all of the EDDIE winners.
CUE and EdReach Announce Creation of The #EduWin Awards to Recognize Awesome Moments in Education
Exciting news from the folks at EdReach and CUE (Computer-Using Educators). They have just announced they will be launching the EduWin awards to recognize and celebrate awesome moments in education. The winners will be recognized at the annual CUE conference next March. Here is the press release for the details!
ConnectEDU: Using Innovative Technology Tools to Help Close the K-12 Literacy Gap
In September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded numerous grants for their Literacy Courseware Challenge. The primary goal of this challenge is to provide funding to companies that will use innovative methods to help close the K-12 literacy gap.
ConnectEDU, a technology company that is empowering students by informing their academic and career decisions and guiding them on their pathways from school to career, was the recipient of a $500,000 grant, the highest amount awarded.
I recently had the chance to speak with Nick Franco, the Senior Director of Business Development for ConnectEDU, and discuss how the company plans to use this money to build on current innovations and create new technologies to help close the literacy gap.
For all you projector fans out there (or districts/classrooms looking to upgrade your classroom projectors) Epson has just announced the release of two new projector series designed to meet the needs of the K-12 classroom. Here's the full press release for more information!
PresenceLearning Adds CASL Language Assessment Tool to its Online Speech Therapy Program
PresenceLearning is an online provider of speech therapy and related programs for K-12 schools and families of kids with special needs. They have an excellent program and they've just announced they're expanding it to include a Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL) tool as well. Here's the full press release:
Spark: Boys & Girls Club Battles Childhood Obesity with Innovative After School Program
This post goes out to all the PE teachers and after- school sponsors who are looking to incorporate a little technology into helping kids get/stay fit. SPARK is a research-based PE program that also includes digital content, webinars for teachers, and free lesson plans. You can check out this full press release for more information!
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